Steven Wilson takes Bandit Lites on the road
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
steven-wilsonSteven Wilson’s North American tour continues this month (JoedelTufo-Moonloop-Photography)
USA - Steven Wilson is out on tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites, bringing his ever-evolving sound to audiences around North America. The English musician and singer-songwriter released his fifth studio album To the Bone in the fall of last year, and while lighting director Tellson James is apt to note that Steven’s sound dictates the lighting, he also works to make sure the mood of the lighting matches the songs.
Bandit Lites is supplying Martin MAC Viper Profiles, GLP JDC1 Strobes, Clay Paky B-EYE K20, a Road Hog for control along with Chauvet VIP X6iP Video Panels.
With each venue featuring its own lighting fixtures, James shared how the Bandit-supplied package is crucial in crafting a consistent look that is still adaptable no matter whatever unknown factors the venue is going to throw their way.
“The B-EYE s offer something that no other fixture can achieve: All the usual stuff plus, great colors, super bright, huge zoom range and a multitude of ‘good’ built in effects,” noted James. “And the JDC1s are one of the best new fixtures that have come to the market recently, with their great colours, the ability to break down the pixel groups, super bright, and really, really bright white strobe which can be broken down into pixel groups, too! Oh yes, and it tilts.”
“When I first began working with Dave Salt and his team I was struck by how professional and focused this organization is,” said Bandit’s vice president Mike Golden. “Dave made a point of bringing Daniel Oswalt, their technician in Europe to America for this tour and he worked with our staff to duplicate the system prior to departure. Dave Salt, Daniel Oswalt and LD Tellson James have been incredible to work with and I very sincerely look forward to many, many more tours together.”
Look out for our coverage of the UK-leg of the tour in the upcoming May issue of LSi . . .
(Jim Evans)

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