ML Executives was recently contacted by musician and musical director Richard Cardwell to supply an audio system for his function band’s set at the AV Awards 2016 in the Grosvenor House.
The brief was to supply a monitor, control, backline and mobile loudspeaker system for the bands sets which were to take place after the aweards. The system had to be capable of ensuring those on the dance floor could enjoy the party atmosphere, while those less inclined to dancing could continue to talk and carry out business deals around the room unhampered by the sound from the band.
Mobile PA System
To meet this requirement, ML Executives supplied an L-Acoustics ARCS and SB28 system which was mounted on wheels. This was powered by Lab.Gruppen amplification with Lake processing. After the sound check this system was wheeled into a cupboard before returning to its positions after the awards ceremony.
Control and monitors was made up from a Yamaha M7CL-48 with Apple iPad wireless remote and a set of d&b M4 wedge monitors powered by d&b D12 amplifiers. The five piece band on stage proved to be a tight squeeze with limited sight lines.
ML Executives supplied backline equipment to the musicans specifications including a Yamaha 9000 series drum kit, Ampeg SVT bass amplifier and cabinet and a Fender Deluxe Reverb Guitar Amplifier. These were all suppplied form ML Executives extensive backline hire stock. Click here to see an overview of ML Executive’s backline stock. ML Executives Limited – Backline Stock List
After the cound check the stage was cleared completley of instruments and backline to make space for the hosts, guests and award winners of the AV Awards. The stage was then re-set duting a DJ set in time for the band to play both of their 45 minute sets.
As the party started, it was clear the celebratory atmosphere would continue well into the night with the band and DJ rounding off the evening at 2AM.
For more information about the AV Awards 2016 see the officla site here.
For more information about Richard Cardwell and RJC music, contact Richard through his website here.
If you’ve got an event coming up that requires anything from an extra microphone to full production management and resourcing contact ML Executives to see how we can help.