Robe ups the MPH in Australia
Monday, 13 May 2019
robe-mphMPH Australia is headed by Matt Hansen
Australia - Melbourne-based lighting rental and production company MPH Australia, headed by Matt Hansen, continues to invest in Robe products, with the latest additions being over 80 MegaPointes, 50 Spiiders and 50 BMFLs.
These join a growing inventory of Robe moving lights, currently in the region of 700, including BMFL Spots and Blades, Pointes, LEDWash 600s and LEDBeam 100s. Hansen has made the commitment to Robe’s newest tech after having utilised the products on shows - including his own - for several years.
He founded MPH (Matt’s Party Hire) in 2006 initially to stock LED products like SoftLED cloth and the company has grown into a much larger ‘party’. Having the new technology onboard has been “incredible” says Hansen. “They have been out constantly, and that’s set to continue; MegaPointes and Spiiders are both products ‘of the moment’.”
The Australian festival scene is notoriously environmentally tough, in terms of the weather and the location, another aspect where Matt thinks Robe has always done exceptionally well.
The very first gig for his newly delivered MegaPointes was the 2018 Parrtjima Festival of Light in Alice Springs where LD Richard Neville of Mandy Lights used 80 fixtures to illuminate the West MacDonnell Mountain Range - for a whole month - with custom gobos and spectacular effects!
The fixtures were spread out over 1.5km and run via wireless Ethernet for control, where their incredible brightness and excellent build quality ensured a great installation.
They returned briefly to the warehouse afterwards, had a quick check and dust off, and have been out on projects ever since.
Recent events for the Spiiders and MegaPointes have included Czech-originated dance event Transmission, staged for the first time at the Sydney Showground (LD Bas Kemper) and the Download rock festival in Sydney and Melbourne, where MPH supplied lighting for the Avalanche and Dogstooth stages at both sites - production designed by Jeff Pavey - and working for main lighting Contact’s Creative Productions.
Recent tours have included Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby - which has been designed by Matt who was also out with the tour, and electronic music duo The Presets.
(Jim Evans)

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