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For our cover story this month, we take a look at Bombay Bicycle Club’s return to live touring after a five-year hiatus, as the band bring their scalable live show to London’s Alexandra Palace. Also inside, Steve Moles pays a visit to The Warehouse in Leeds as the venue returns to its live music roots; Kate Lyon meets the team behind Nexus Dry Hire; Louise Stickland charts the 30-year history of rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment; and Sharon Stancavage profiles the latest Blue Man Group tour  where “the men are still blue, but everything else is new.”

We also uncover how a new loudspeaker is spooking audiences up and down the country on the UK tour of Ghost Stories. Plus, we discover how a partnership between Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Autograph Sound is helping to shape our industry’s next generation; and Simon Duff reveals what’s new in the latest L-ISA update from L-Acoustics.

On the tech front, Simon Allen reviews Shure’s new TwinPlex subminiature lavalier microphone system. We also report from the recent ISE exhibition - held for the final time at Amsterdam RAI before relocating to Fira de Barcelona next year. Plus, all your regular favourites and more. Enjoy!

Claire Beeson

On Tour : Bombay Bicycle Club

Indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club return to the touring circuit with a scalable show and a clean yet striking stage set. LSi reports . . .

Theatre : Blue Man Group

Sharon Stancavage reports on the latest touring exploits of theatrical sensation Blue Man Group . . .

TF : Shure’s TwinPlex

Simon Allen tests Shure’s TwinPlex subminiature lavalier microphone system . . .


LSi talks to rising star Ola Przytula

A world of adventures Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Coty Allinson

Rescue planning

News from the TSP conference

Louise Stickland talks to lighting and visual designer, Pablo Gutierrez

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Haptic soundwaves

Review : ISE, Amsterdam

Highlights from the showfloor at this year’s ISE exhibition, held at Amsterdam RAI . . .

Experimental Colours

Louise Stickland charts the history of Colour Sound Experiment, one of the most enduring rental companies in the UK . . .

Partnering with the future

A partnership between London’s Mountview Academy and Autograph Sound has proved a breeding ground for new technical talent . . .

Tamino takes to the stage

Jan Van Lindt creates ethereal visuals for rising star Tamino. LSi reports . . .

Back to live

Steve Moles visits The Warehouse in Leeds as the venue returns to its live music roots with new in-house tech . . .

The sound of terror

The UK tour of Ghost Stories puts a new audio system through its paces . . .

Immersive progress

Simon Duff discovers the latest developments in L-Acoustics’ L-ISA . . .

Hire power

Kate Lyon meets the team behind Nexus Dry Hire . . .

Feel the flip

AO Drones launches the iconic Motorola Razr in the Dubai sky . . .

NEXT ISSUE*: Touring: Lewis Capaldi • Attraction: Mamma Mia The Party • Event: Tokyo Rising at Troxy • Tech: GLP’s Highlander Wash • Preview: PLASA Focus Leeds • Plus all of your regular favourites . . .
*Subject to change


Claire Beeson

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Assistant Editor

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Circulation and admin
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Media Sales Executive

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