Save Sweet Briar  

April 30th, 2015

Thursday, we rolled out to Sweet Briar, Virginia to provide lighting and sound for the Sweet Tone’s final concert. The Sweet Tones are a talented a cappella group from Sweet Briar College, and sadly, due to the school closing after this semester, this was their last show. We were honored to be able to provide a memorable last show to these ladies, and really enjoyed working with them to make this show happen.

 

The Lighting and Sound Co. provides lighting, sound, and video for corporate events, weddings, meetings, parties, and many other events, but this was the first rig we’ve setup in a library. The event took place in Sweet Briar College’s Kitty Corbett reading room, and with our LED concert rig we were able to power the entire show off 40 amps, while still making the show pack a punch.

 

Sweet Tones A Capella Group

The Sweet Tones performed everything from their school song to “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift.

 

The Sweet Tones drew quite a crowd, and put on a great show. We send our sympathy and best wishes to everyone with ties to the school during these tough times, and we hope that we were able to help memorialize an event so important to these girls.

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The entire rig was able to operate off of 40 amps.

The Rig:
12 x Elation Design Wash 60s
8 x Chauvet Colorado LED
4 x Intimidator 350 LED
1 x Look Solutions Unique 2.1 Hazer

ETC Ion
2 x 10 Fader Wing
ELO 19″ Touch screen

40′ 12″ Box Truss
4 x Applied Electronics L16

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Debby Ryan, Richmond Virginia

Debby Ryan at Kings Dominion

The Lighting & Sound Co. was hired to provide a turnkey lighting and sound package for Disney channel star Debby Ryan as she performed at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. We worked with Backstage Richmond to create a suitably sized rig for this show. It took a crew of 20 around 12 hours to complete setup on the entire rig.

Debby Ryan at Kings Dominion

Kingswood Amphitheater can seat more than 7000 people.

As one of the most watched young stars in the business today, Debby Ryan has become known for her unmatched comedic timing, flexibility to give powerful dramatic performances, and the ability to illuminate television and film screens. Some of Debby’s incredible career highlights include starring on the smash hit Disney Channel Original Series “Jessie” since 2011 and also holds producer and director credits on the show. She also Starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Radio Rebel,” which premiered to over 6 million viewers. In addition to starring in the movie, Ryan contributed to three songs on the soundtrack, including “We Got The Beat,” “A Wish Comes True Every Day,” and “We Ended Right.”

Debby Ryan takes the stage at the Kingswood Amphitheatre

Debby Ryan takes the stage at the Kingswood Amphitheater.

Debby Ryan was nominated for a 2014 Kids Choice Award in the Best Actress category, and for a 2014 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy. In addition to “Jessie”, Debby Ryan is widely recognized for her role as Bailey Pickett on the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life on Deck,” a role she held from 2008-2011.

In addition to incredible acting chops, Debby broke onto the music scene in 2013 with her band The Never Ending. The band consists of singer and songwriter Debby Ryan, drummer Johnny Franco and guitarist Kyle Moore. They released their 5-track EP “One” on June 24th, 2014.

 

The Rig:

8 Elation Platinum Beam 5Rs
12 Martin Mac 700 Profiles
12 Martin Mac Auras
4 Elation Cuepix WW4 LED Blinders
2 DF-50 Hazers
High End Road Hog 4

LSC production manager Jonathan Blake gets assistance from local crew in final stages of setup.

LSC production manager Jonathan Blake gets assistance from local crew in final stages of setup.

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Club Lighting: Pierce Fulton at Tucan

We created a club-style light show for Pierce Fulton for his show at El Gran Tucanazo in Richmond, Virginia. While club lighting isn’t our main focus as a business, Richmond is such a small town that it’s hard to avoid having an install in at least one club.

Back Lighting: Richmond, Virginia

Opening acts warming up the crowd for Pierce Fulton,  Richmond, VA

Pierce made his first real breakthrough at the age of 18 with his first 3 track EP titled “Pardon My French”. You may have seen the “making of” video where some pretty unconventional sounds were sampled and definitely turned some heads. With breakout singles including Where We Were, Runaway, Old Man & The Sea and most recently Kuaga as well as official remixes for artists ranging from The Killers to Above & Beyond, his style continues to evolve and love of experimentations doesn’t diminish. You may have also heard his downtempo and experimental productions such as 10/6 (That Should Do It), West Egg, As You Were, his remix for Mutemath and more recently his live version of Kuaga.

Now 22 years old and based in Brooklyn, Pierce is still subject to the habits of his youth; bouncing between genres and instruments while simultaneously bringing all of these influences into the dance music he’s known for. When he isn’t out on the road, playing shows around the world, not too much has changed about those quiet, cozy nights spent in the studio.

When setting up club lighting acts like this one, low budgets are more common than not, so we try our best to accommodate low budget shows by using the most cost-effective solution, while still putting on a high quality show.

The Rig:
4 x Platinum Beam 5R
2 x Shinp 4co Lasers
2 x Mega Strobes
4 x ADJ LED Wash
5 x ADJ Profile

 

ETC Ion
2 x 10 Fader Wing
ELO 19″ Touch screen

Tucan Club Lighting

Crowd from above

 

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