Shepherds Bush Empire hosted James Blunt on the first leg of his UK tour. Lite Alternative provided the lighting with MAC 2000 Profiles and MAC 250 Washes. The MAC 2000’s were chosen for their reliability, brightness, great colours and as far as the lighting team were concerned, their workhorse reputation lived up to its name, “...just worked and worked on a demanding tour where we played a huge variety of venue sizes…” (Glen Johnson, Lighting Operator).
Paul Normandale, Lighting Designer at Lite Alternative noted, “The MAC 250 Washes are small and punchy. We found them reliable and surprisingly bright, which was everyone’s reaction that evening.”
Glen Johnson talked animatedly about the lights, “They are great units, which we are keeping on the design even for the Arena leg early next year. Nice beam spread with a smooth dimmer curve. We didn’t swap a single unit or have any issues.., bomb proof springs to mind on the 250 Washes!”
Jessica Oakley of Martin Professional is pleased with the performance of these new fixtures, “The 250 Wash has been really well received from rental companies and venues alike, the main comments are on how much brighter these units are compared to the MAC 300’s and how quiet they are”.
The tour continues in the New Year into larger arenas round the UK.