SA’s Sound Stylists grows Robe portfolio
Tuesday, 3 October 2023
robe-sound-stylists-paintes-1o3a3936The new moving lights join around 300 other Robe luminaires in the Sound Stylists inventory (photo: DWR)
South Africa - Rental and production company Sound Stylists has invested in 24 Robe Painte moving lights, the first part of an order that has been delivered via South African Distributor DWR, with more to follow soon.
The new moving lights join around 300 other Robe luminaires in the Sound Stylists inventory and will be used on their diverse mix of corporate shows and events.
Owner and founder Kevin Glover explained that they are in the process of consolidating and rationalising the lighting kit as work has steadily returned after the pandemic.
They specifically wanted a compact LED fixture with shutters, and “something bright, reliable and with plenty of features to service indoor venues with a headroom of around 6 or 7m”, a size and level that constitutes a lot of their work.
They have also enjoyed a long history with Robe, purchasing the original ColorSpot and ColorWash 575 units when DWR became the distributor in 2006 which, approximately 16 years later, are still working and occasionally used.
Also, older and somewhat more active is a set of Robe ColorSpot, ColorWash and ColorBeam 700 luminaires. Apart from these, there is plenty of newer Robe kit in the warehouse including Pointes, miniPointes, LEDWash 600s and LEDWash 300s. The Pointe stock has recently been boosted with 12 more units as they are “such an ultimately useful fixture.”
Kevin mentions the need for solid backup and after-sales service which is assured when working with DWR. “It’s absolutely second to none! Not that I am expecting any issue with the Robe kit, but if there is, DWR are on it immediately to help or provide a solution.”
He thinks Robe’s personal approach is impressive, commenting that both CEO Josef Valchar and key account manager Harry von den Stemmen have visited SA regularly over the years, “and made great effort to get to know myself and the team personally, which means a lot.”
DWR’s Duncan Riley comments: “Kevin has been a fantastic and loyal customer over the years and built a great reputation for excellence. As with everyone, it’s brilliant to see Sound Stylists bouncing back strongly and with plenty of work again.”

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