Martin MACs for Evermore
Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2009
Evermore has just finished their ‘Truth of the World’ national tour of Australia with GRB Lighting supplying the lighting and rigging.
The rig comprised of eight MAC600 wash, eight MAC250 Entours, six Atomic strobes, four Molefay duets, thrity-two Par 64 nsp and six 26 degree Kupo profiles.
“The tour was extremely A-class and our Martin fixtures went hard for six weeks proving to be reliable at every one of the twenty-two shows,” commented Greg Butt, managing director of GRB. “The LD Jason Steele did a fantastic job of lighting the band without drawing away from the 8m x 5m fast fold screens which had a huge nine Gig of content per song.”
Lighting designer Jason Steele has been working with Evermore for the past 2 years. The brief he was given for this tour was that he had to work around the three massive video walls while still delivering an impressive light show. Jsaon was required to enhance the video content but still give them a very punchy rock look.
“To do this I used MAC250’s because of their great range of gobos and the rich colours,” he remarked. “They’re also nice and light and easy to rig in some of the smaller venues. The MAC250’s helped heaps with the theatrical side of the show highlighting band members and also giving lots of ‘Pink Floyd moments’. I used the eight MAC600’s on the ground to achieve big silhouette looks of the band and to splash colour around when I needed it. The pars and strobes they were there to add a bit of old school to the rig and fill in were the movers left gaps.”
As well as really liking the rich colours and great gobo selection of the MAC’s, Jason was amazed by their great reliability – going the whole tour with out any faults – and that they fit into such a small footprint on the stage and into the truck.