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Vince Gill Tours with Bandit Lites
USA – Country music legend Vince Gill may have a career that spans more than 40 years, but he is showing no signs of letting up as he returns to the road with his new album, Down to my Last Bad Habit with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.
With only available truck space limiting him, lighting designer Dylan Mire was given complete creative freedom regarding the reinvention of the look of the show, but remained mindful that due to Vince Gill’s renowned status as singer-songwriter and musician, most audiences would be familiar with his extensive song catalogue.
When programming the look of the show, Mire explained: “I wanted to subtly tie into the mood and emotion that the audience associates with these songs rather than to try and introduce something new and potentially detract from the experience.”
Using VL 2500 Spots, Robe CycFX8, Martin Mac Auras, GRNLite Pars to light the columns on backdrops, Chauvet Color Dashes as truss toners and a grandMA 1 full console for control, the lighting focus remains on Vince and the band, all the while working to compliment and set the mood for an evening that combines storytelling, acoustic performances and full band numbers.
“The design is intended to keep the show dynamic and interesting for the audience while remaining flexible enough to function in a variety of different venues,” added Mire. “The design can be scaled up or down based on the venue size without compromise.”
“It is an honour to work with such a legendary talent as Vince Gill,” said Bandit’s vice president Mike Golden. “I also have a very sincere appreciation for Hugh Johnson (PM) and Dylan Mire. I have known both gentlemen for years and they are both very dedicated to their artist and to their craft.”
“My experience with Bandit has been nothing but top notch in terms of both service and support,” added Mire. “They have become my go-to vendor for projects large and small.”
25th February 2016
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