UK - RSH Audio recently supplied equipment for two high-profile events held within a few days of each other in London. The XL Recordings & Young Turks present event on Monday 18 May and the Arsenal FC Foundation's Night to Inspire on Thursday 21 May both demanded high quality sound, which was delivered by RSH Audio, using Funktion-One loudspeakers.

The company's director, Joe Haycocks, is launching an offshoot called Event Technics, to cover the projects for which he is production manager, as well as supplier. This was the case for XL Recordings & Young Turks present (Event Technics' fifth project), for which it provided all of the entertainment technology. This included full-HD projection mapping, Robe and GLP lighting fixtures and the sound equipment - suppl

UK / USA - How do you turn common but necessary stage gear into an integral part of the set design? Lighting designer Steven Douglas solved the dilemma by creatively mounting Solaris LED Mozarts, the versatile pixel-mapping RGBW fixtures, on key equipment for The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers' Desired Effects tour.

"We mounted Mozarts on the downstage edge of Brandon's floor monitors," explains Douglas, "as well as attaching them to mic stands and the back line. We used iPad holders to rotate them into a diamond orientation."

Douglas adds, "After using the Solaris LED Flares for The Killers, I heard about the Mozarts and tried them on a shoot for the new Guitar Hero Live video game. I like the superior quality of light and their compact size - we can put them pretty much anywhere!"

The European leg of the tour ends this month, followed by

The Netherlands - Elation Europe will be holding another round of its popular PRO Service Days at its European Headquarter office in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. This is an oportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of Elation products and lighting professionals are encouraged to register while there is still space.

Elation invites technicians and all interested service professionals to PRO Service Days to be held 21 July (beginner) and 22 (advanced). July's PRO Service Days will focus on providing in-depth technical knowledge of Elation's most popular products with a detailed look at technological construction while covering important service guidelines.

A 30€ hospitality fee covers food and drinks and registration is required. There is only room for 15 participants each day so early registration is recommended.

(Jim Evans)

Ukraine - When the American Christian rock band Kutless from Portland, Oregon, visited Odessa in Ukraine on 23 May, more than 3,500 people showed up to enjoy a high-energy rock show. The concert took place in Molodaya Gvardiya amphitheatre, where the modern worship band performed songs from their latest 2014 album Glory.

Odessa-based rental company, Grand Master, was brought in as technical partner of this event, providing stage, light, sound and special effects as well as control of light and sound. Previously acquired rental stock from SGM's distributor ART-R was put to use, when implementing no less than 20 x SixPack blinders, six X-5 LED strobes and 16 x Idea Moving LED 300 to ensure a special atmosphere to accompany the band's performance.

General director and owner of ART-R, Mr. Sergey Rusnak, informs, "I would like to emphasize that this dynamic lighting sho

UK - Conference and events specialist Saville Audio Visual is responding to increasing demands for its AV facilities and staging services in the UK and overseas. At their conference facilities hub in Leeds, the company has invested in extra workspace, new jobs and major additions to its stock of audio, lighting and display technology - already one of the largest in the UK.

Prompted by a record trading year and £40m turnover for 2014, the company has taken on a third building in Leeds, expanding its important Central Resource Unit. The growing CRU team supports Saville's national network of AV hire branches with a large stock of staging and display technology plus a highly skilled team of creative designers and technicians.

The company's confidence in the live events industry is reflected in a significant new commitment to sustainable LED technology, including large forma

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