West London technical production specialist Entec supplied lighting and sound equipment and crew for two gigs at Brixton and Bristol on the recent Fat Freddy’s Drop UK tour.
The New Zealand-based band – known for their improvised live performances which embrace multiple styles including dub, reggae, soul, jazz, blues, and techno – returned to Entec to supply all their production needs following a successful one-off at Brixton Academy in 2011.
Entec’s head of sound Dick Hayes put together a d&b J-Series package comprising 20 J8 and four J12 with 12 ground stacked J-SUBS. They used four d&b Q7s and two Q10s for front fills.
Some solid stage side fill coverage was provided by three Q1s and three Q-SUBS a side and there were also 14 d&b M2 wedges which were combined with some IEMs and radio mics that the band carried with them.
Two Midas PRO9 consoles from Entec were used by FOH engineer Chris Gee, who added a selection of his outboards including a Lexicon PCM81 reverb, a TC D2 delay, a Smart Research C2 compressor, and the SPX 990 multi-effects processor.
Tristan Farrow took care of the band’s stage monitor engineering.
On Entec’s sound crew were Ed Hammond looking after monitors and Liam Halpin coordinating FOH, with Sam Manigley working as the stage technician.
Dick Hayes commented, “It was excellent being asked back to work with the band again, and we all really enjoyed the experience. We had a very happy customer and my guys told me that Chris Gee produced a fabulous sound with the system. We certainly look forward to working with them again.”