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Hayden James Gets LIFTED with Bandit Lites

USA – American ‘LIFTED’ tour with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. With more than a half a billion streams, the award-winning songwriter released his highly-anticipated second album LIFTED featured more dance-infused pop singles and exciting collaborations and remixes.

Production designer David Fairless fashioned a lighting design that stepped out of any typical box with an asymmetrical design that would create large impact in a variety of venue sizes while fitting the desired gear in a 12’x6’ trailer that was limited on weight.

“It was a last-minute call to switch to such a tight space and weight restriction but by working with the team at Bandit Lites, we were able to come up with a hugely successful touring package for the limitations we had,” said Fairless.

“The main element of the design was linear strips of Spectron that are arranged randomly floating throughout the space,” explained Fairless. “With a look like this, I was able to play with the height and depth of the design creating interesting lighting and video effects.”

Utilising the versatility of the Sceptron and controlling them via a Hippo media server, Fairless was able to switch between video content and using the strip as a DMX fixture.

“This gave me organic looks when needed, but also sharp and hard hits throughout the set,” he said.

Bandit Lites also provided JDC strobes, which back lit the floating strips while also supplying additional lighting looks.

“David’s approach and roll with the flow attitude was exceptional was we progressed through the space and weight curveballs. He acted as a true professional throughout the process and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again,” said Bandit Lites vice president of business development Brent Barrett. “Also, I want to give major kudos to Matt King for his effort to research and meet the challenges as they arose”

“The focus to detail was outstanding and our package was ready to go out the door on arrival,” finished Fairless. “We had amazing communication throughout the process, and even when working on different time zones, Brent and Matt made the process very easy and enjoyable.”

23rd June 2022

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