Feist plays London’s Roundhouse
UK - Solotech delivered a comprehensive audio and lighting package for Feist during her recent UK-EU tour leg.
Her performance at the Roundhouse in London was described by The Guardian as “one of the best live shows of the year,” showcasing Feist's outstanding musical talents. “I’ve never seen a show like it,” wrote journalist Shaad D'Souza. “[It was] one of the most masterly rock shows I’ve seen in a long time.”
Feist supplemented her performance with top-tier audio and lighting solutions to create a memorable experience. The team at Solotech, with their extensive expertise in audio, video, and lighting honed over many years, certainly rose to the occasion, providing a cutting-edge package tailored specifically to deliver Feist's amazing vision.
Technically, the audio package included: Allen & Heath dLive S5000 at FOH, with a complement of outboard including Manley Vox Box, Neve 5045, Bricasti M7s, BSS DPR901s, Summit DCL200, and a Rupert Neve 5059 Summing Mixer. Onstage the control package included a DiGiCo SD9 for monitors, as well as Shure PSM1000 IEMs and Shure Axient Radio Mics. System Processing was all done via six Lake LM44s and two d&b audiotechnik DS10s.
Although the tour used venue’s house L/R PA systems, they toured their own B Stage PA System, flown on truss in centre of room, and a surround system which used 12 speakers around the out-sides of Left, Right and Rear of the room.
Touring PA B-STAGE included, eight D&B Y10p, four E12s. B Stage, front-fills utilised six E8sTwelve D&B Y10p were used for the Surround PA. Two of the rear surround racks placed at back of venues, were fed audio signal via RF using Sennheiser Dual 2050 transmitters to Sennheiser EM3732-II Dual receivers.
"We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Feist on this worldwide tour" said Ben Malone, Solotech’s system engineer. "Our team in the UK, headed up by David Preston, and with tech prep carried out by Phil Collins, was dedicated to ensuring that every sound and lighting element exceeded expectations, enhancing the overall experience for both the performers and the audience. It’s clear from the independent reviews that this really was a remarkable event."
“We had an exceptional client team to work with,” said Robert Kennedy, account manager for Feist. “Jeremy Knowles - tour manager/producer, Louise Simpson – lighting designer/director), Greg Evans – production assistant/crew chief), Colby Richardson – video designer/director, Mark Vreeken – sound designer and FOH engineer), Ed McGlogan – monitor engineer), Mary Hickson - creative producer, and of course, Rob Sinclair - production design) made for a very strong creative team, collaborating to help realize Leslie’s vision for her performance.”

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