Legendary Liverpool band, The Searchers, have deployed HK Audio pro audio tech as part of their live shows.
The band—who were part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the likes of the Beatles—produced hits such as “Sweets for My Sweet”, “When You Walk in the Room” and the US hit “Needles and Pins”. Since then they have been touring solidly.
Their touring schedule is so extensive that the band owns their own touring system. This had previously been composed of an old Martin Audio rig and wedges. However, the band decided they wanted to upgrade to something smaller and lighter. It was at the suggestion of Paul Bambridge of Nuneaton Musical Equipment—who has worked with the band for years—that they looked at HK Audio tech.
The band was so impressed that they purchased a self-powered long throw HK Audio Projector system. The system includes (as basic) four 18 inch subwoofers and two 12 inch (with 2 inch driver) mid/high range enclosures.
The Projector system was picked up alongside a set of Premium PR:O series stage monitors. This included three HK Audio PR:O 15XA active monitor and a single HK Audio PR:O 15X passive monitor. The Pr:O 15 models have been designed so that, as well as being used as a monitor, can also be used as a main PA.
HK Audio tech is distributed in the UK and Eire by Leeds-based John Hornby Skewes. To find out more information visit JHS's website.