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St. Paul and the Broken Bones Rocks the Ryman with Bandit Lites
USA – St. Paul and the Broken Bones shook the rafters of the Mother Church in a show stopping performance that left audience members feelings as though they left a revival, as the six-piece band from Alabama, currently promoting their newest album, Sea of Noise, brought their soulful sound to the historic Ryman Auditorium for a two night engagement with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.
Lighting designer Chris Lisle sought to create an effective production package that harked back to the old school looks of lighting.
“For this design I definitely wanted to think outside of the box and perhaps use a few fixtures that were a little more obscure,” Lisle explained. “I also wanted the system to be conventional heavy with a lot of warm tungsten. With this, we used the Maxi Brute fixtures, SunStrips, and Scoops. I also found some tubular ripples that had not seen some action in a while and decided to add them to the rig. The BB7 units were meant to add some colour and punch throughout the songs as well. It was a super fun rig for sure!”
Due to the height and stage space constraints of the Ryman, Bandit supplied floor towers that varied in height along with the 5K Quartz, 9 Lite Maxi Brute fixtures, Bandit’s exclusive GRNLite Battens and Chauvet Nexus 4x4s.
“Being a very musical and horn based band, there are a lot of opportunities to do cool lighting accents with the music,” Lisle said.
Only three songs into the set the band was already receiving standing ovations as lead singer Paul Janeway wailed with the convictions of the soul singers from bygone eras. The feeling for both performances was electric, and one Bandit was immensely proud to be a part of.
“It was quite enjoyable to work with Chris Lisle and production manager Taylor Nyquist over these shows,” said Bandit’s vice president, Mike Golden. “I knew Chris wanted to create something new and different for this band. We encouraged him to spend an afternoon exploring some of the deeper corners of our building for some of our more obscure fixtures and he walked away with a very unique look. I also had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Taylor Nyquist and was impressed with his thoroughness and devotion to his work. I look very forward to many more shows with all of these folks moving forward.”
“The team at Bandit were all great about helping us put together a fun and awesome system for sure,” Lisle finished, “A huge thanks to Taylor Nyquist for having us out, along with the team at Bandit including Mike Golden, project manager Matt King and Ty Veneziano.”
3rd March 2017
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