Full Production at Shelby Doo 2016

Full Production at Shelby Doo 2016

ML Executives has been proud to play a large role within the Shelby Doo for a number of years and each year has become increasingly demading from a technical aspect. ML Executives has been honoured to be the technical production supplier for the chairty and has always been keen to introduce new technology into the event.

The Friends of Shelby Newstead

The Friends of Shelby Newstead is a charity set up to support children and their families who suffer from serious illnesses. The charity’s work stretches from supplying wheelchairs to adapting buildings to suit the needs of their users. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the charity’s work.

The Shelby Doo is an annual gala dinner event which hosts an auction alongside other fundraising activities before the entertainment commences. The event now attracts 850 people annually with tickets selling out quickly. As the event has grown larger over the years ML Executives has been adaptable in the trasition to a large scale event.


ML Executives use a wide range of equipment from our extensive stock. The loudspeaker system was made up of L’Acoustics dV-DOSC, Arcs & SB28s with processing from Lake and amplification from Lab.Gruppen. The on stage monitoring utilised d&b M4 wedge monitors with D12 aplification. Radio equipment included Shure UHF-R wireless microphones, Shure PSM900 personal monitoring systems & Sennheiser wireless audio links. Audio control was achieved using a Yamaha PM5D for monitors and a Yamah M7CL-48 for front of house.

With no space available for a front of house control position the front of house control surface was set up at the side of stage with remote control via an Apple iPad running Yamaha’s StageMix App.

Stagemix for iPad

Lighting for the event utilised a range of fixtures including Robe’s Patt 2013, Martin’s Mac 250s, Robe’s Pointes & The Chauvet Well Fit battery powered wireless uplighters with control provided by an Avolites Quartz console. The lighting fixtures chosen were able to not only showcase the elegant look for the event and charity’s vison, but could also give the new school rock and roll look for the later part of the evening when the bands started.

Video Content for the event was displayed via two seperate projection screens & six LED Displays. A Black Magic switcher was used to switch between prerecorded content on Qlab and a live camera via a wireless link.

Below is a time lapse of the production load in.

For more information on the Friends of Shelby Newstead charity see their website here.

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