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George Benson UK Tour Supported by White Light

George Benson UK Tour Supported by White Light
George Benson UK Tour Supported by White Light

UK - White Light has recently supplied production solutions for the George Benson 2014 UK Tour. The ten-time Grammy Award winning artist performed some of his greatest hits including Give Me the Night and Turn Your Love Around during the tour which visited venues across the UK during June of 2014. The tour made stops in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Bournemouth.

White Light provided a complete lighting package for the tour, which was designed by LD Simon Tutchener. He described his approach to lighting the tour: "I wanted to include a lot of colour and texture into the lighting. This was my third George Benson tour, so I was able to incorporate my previous experience and knowledge into this tour and have some fun with it!"

The lighting rig is based around a core of Martin Professional fixtures – namely the Mac Viper Profile – while also incorporating conventional fixtures. In addition to fixtures, White Light provided followspots, control, power distribution, effects, and consumables to for the tour. "The Mac Viper Profiles were a great choice," Tutchener said. "They give a nice bright beam and are very responsive. They offered a lot of flexibility overall."

No stranger to White Light, Tutchener has recently worked with the company on several concert touring productions including the UK tours for Kenny G and The Seekers. "It’s always great to work on a White Light tour," he said. "The White Light team has made the experience to be both easy and pleasant. Everything we had pre-ordered was always sitting waiting for us and even when we had to make last minute changes the WL reaction was always swift and cheerful."

The George Benson UK Tour is one of many recent concert touring productions for the London-based lighting supplier known for its diversity of projects across theatre, concert touring, events, and education. Recent White Light tours include: Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Gareth Malone, Wet Wet Wet, and Paramore.

In picture: George Benson at Royal Albert Hall June 2014

photo: Scott Davies for White Light

22nd July 2014

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