Zipworld FFear FForest

dBS Solutions were approached by our friends at Worldspan to provide the audio for The Zipworld spooky FFear FForest in the stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley. With adventures to keep everybody totally horrified, from the Fforest ghoaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind with scary surprises at every corner,  creepy fun on the Zombie Nets or Plummet 2 Hell which drops you 100ft through a trapdoor.

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I wholeheartedly recommend dBS Solutions

I wholeheartedly recommend dBS Solutions, as they are consummate professionals always willing to go the extra mile.  With Service and equipment second to none, we feel assured that our events are in safe hands, and hope to continue using their services for many years to come.

Rachel Whibley

New Stock Update

Wow, what a busy few months the summer has turned out to be. With the British weather almost cracking the flags, dBS Solutions have been working flat out in the sunshine on music festivals, arts events, tours and dry hire rentals. We’ve been so busy that we almost forgot to tell you about the great new equipment we’ve been adding into our rental stock for your next events.

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Warrington Music Festival 2018

 

Warrington Music Festival 2018 organised by Score Creative Education in partnership with The Golden Square kicked off a celebration of music featuring headliner the Fun Lovin Criminals’ on the 5th May, it was believed to be the biggest, ticket-less music festival in the North West.

After some time away, dBS Solutions were delighted to return to supply full production to the festival which also hosted dozens of emerging bands from Warrington in the Old Market Place.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018

The annual festivities for Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham this February welcomed the year of the Dog and included a street party in the city’s Chinese Quarter. dBS provided full production for The Chinese Festival and were pleased to again be working with our friends at The Birmingham Hippadrome on this great community event.

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Audio rental specialist dBS Solutions supply Damien Dempsey

We are pleased to this week be providing audio for Ireland’s Damien Dempsey as he visits
Warrington’s Parr Hall and thrilled to be working again with international concert promotors SJM.

Damien shot to fame in 1997 when his first single Dublin Town caught the attention of Sinead
O’Connor, who he later collaborated and toured with. Dempsey’s original folk flavour has seen
him win many awards such as Best Folk/Traditional Act and Best Irish Country/Roots Artist.

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Turning Of The Screw

dBS Solutions are pleased to be supplying audio equipment to the Mercury Theatre Colchester’s production of Turning of the Screw. The UK tour of Henry James’s thrilling ghost story, is a co production with both Dermot McLaughlin and The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton.

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Sound, Lighting and AV Freelance Engineers Wanted

 

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We are currently looking for experienced sound, lighting and AV freelance Engineers with an exceptional all round knowledge in their field, plus client management skills to expand our freelancers portfolio.

Applicants will need to be registered as self employed and carry their own public liability insurance.

If you are interested, please send your CV to staff@dbs-solutions.co.uk

The Last Ship sails

dBS Solutions had the honour and privileged opportunity to supply and operate sound at the Victoria Warehouse in Stretford for Sting’s launch of the UK premiere tour of his new musical The Last Ship, his ode to his shipyard hometown. Stings semi-autobiographical musical will head to Salford’s Lowry Theatre in July and the musical which is set in Wallsend in Northumberland, where Sting grew up, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry.

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Rhiannon Giddens

dBS Solutions recently supplied audio to the Manchester show on Rhiannon Giddens UK tour.  The North Carolina born singer song writer, began on her tour to celebrate the launch of her new Album ‘Freedom Highway’ a solo album with much of her own original material.

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Joanne Shaw Taylor

dBS Solutions were pleased to be providing audio for Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Manchester show as part of her Uk tour last week in the beautiful Bridgewater Hall.

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Right from the start, dBS Solutions have been a joy to work with.

They took the stress out of what could have been a difficult project by their impeccable service and attention to detail.

We needed sound, lights, staging, specialised music stands and dBS were able to arrange our needs effortlessly.

I constantly came up with new ideas for our event – therefore changing the original brief thinking this might be a problem but dBS Solutions were able to tweak the spec to how we needed without any fuss or glitches.

A truly professional outfit that catered for our every need and I feel we had a lot of needs on this one!

I remember when we started this, we were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the project. All that stress was soon alleviated because of the outstanding attention to detail by dBS Solutions.

I am so happy we chose dBS. Many people commented on how good our event sounded and looked and all of that was down to their great team.

I look forward to working with this great and highly effective crew again in the future sometime!

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Competition time again

To celebrate the launch of our new logo and rebrand, we thought it would be great to give away some stuff! To be in with a chance of winning a pair of Tascam TH-02 headphones, an all-new studio condenser microphone and some dBS Solutions swag, follow us on Facebook, and like this post or why not tell us what you think of our new look by commenting?

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A Swashbuckling Adventure

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We’ve just got back from a fantastic weekend at the Liverpool Albert docks once again supplying all the audio for the Pirates festival. Myself and the team here at dBS Solutions were thrilled to be asked again following the success of previous events.

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dBS Find the Holy Grail.

dBS Solutions are pleased to have supplied additional audio equipment for the Mercury Theatre’s production of Spamalot. This laugh out loud production, sound designed by our director Christopher Bogg, opened to critical acclaim in Colchester before heading to Korea to form part of this years Daegu International Music Festival.

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dBS Solutions supply full production for Bury’s Transition Festival

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dBS Solutions are delighted to be providing full production for this years Bury Transition Festival. The festival provides lighting and sound around Bury with live artists, sound sculptures and storytelling within the town’s garden areas. The events creators, The Hamilton Project contacted dBS after our work on Liverpool’s Pirate Festival. The event organisers were looking for a company with the right attitude to immersive arts events to provide sound, lighting, staging and power to a number of sites through Bury. 

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L30s Million Musical Fireworks

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dBS Solutions were pleased to be providing the PA system for L30’s Million Musical Firework Display at Netherton Activity Centre this bonfire night. Our friends, Sirotechnics designed the display for Sefton’s local authority and when they had experienced audio that didn’t live up to the fabulous fireworks on previous events, Sirotechnics Director Simon Harding knew who to call. “The dBS Solutions team are awesome guys to work with. All Top notch.”

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dBS Solutions provides UFC with audio in Manchester Arena

 

When the big planned UFC fight over at Manchester Arena needed a last minute audio system for an open workout, the arena’s Head of Events, Miriam Stone knew who to call. When an unforeseen venue change found the organisers UFC without a sound system, Miriam called dBS Solutions on the day of the event and by 14:00 our engineers were on site setting up in the Arena.

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dBS Solutions hosts an introduction to MLA at LIPA

mlaMartin Audio dealers dBS Solutions are pleased to be hosting an introductory session for Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts students this week, in the beautiful Paul McCartney Auditorium.

The session led by veteran live sound engineer and long term MLA user Simon Honywill will introduce Martin Audio’s revolutionary Multi Cellular Array technology to the next generation of audio engineers, serving as a grounding in the theory of the systems along with practical rigging in the field.

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Folk on The Docks

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We’ve just got back from a beautiful weekend on Albert Docks looking after production for The all new Folk on The Dock Festival.

The sun was shining as over 82000 fans descended on the site over the Bank Holiday weekend. They where met with Folk from across the spectrum along with some great traditional sea shanties including the first ever performance of “Our Liverpool song,” a specially commissioned Sea Shanty for the modern day, written by Jason Ellis and Kathryn Rudge.

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dBS Solutions move into our new home.

IMG_5150We are pleased to announce that we have recently moved into our new home in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

The new site over in High Leigh just off the M6 motorway is three times the size of our old place allowing us to dedicate more space to sales, demos & training areas along with more space to prepare hire kit.

If your passing on the M6 and would like to call in for a tour and a coffee feel free.

Our new address is Unit 5 Brook Farm, Swineyard Lane, High Leigh, WA16 0SD. All our numbers and emails remain unchanged.

 

Impeccable professional service

“I wanted to thank you and your team for working on this event and providing impeccable professional service. Sam and Darren were excellent and very relaxed even in some pressured situations. Thank you again for helping us with this event. We truly appreciate it.”  

Birnberg Peirce Hillsborough Team

dBS Invests in Allen & Heath for small scale touring

jamesThis month sees dBS Solutions investing for the first time in Allen & Heath with their QU Series of mixers to service our growing need for compact tour-able mixers.  With two shows this month alone leaving us to be flown around the world in suitcases finding something that sounds great and fits in a case under 30KG was crucial. The QU series has USB streaming and midi over USB from Qlab which is great for us so combined with a midi button box also powered over USB the whole system can fit in a Peli case in an aircrafts hold.

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Celebrating Viola Beach

Just a few weeks ago the guys at dBS Solutions like everyone else, woke up to the tragic news that the Viola boys and their manager and old friend Craig Tarry had been in a terrible accident. Only weeks before we had been talking to Craig about their show in Warrington where we would be supplying PA and another future date for the town.  The team at dBS where delighted when SJM concerts asked us to look after the audio for this weeks musical event at the Parr Hall to celebrate the band.

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New Year, New Toys!

As we’ve had a busy start to 2016, the team have barley had chance to look up since our well earned rest over the festive period.  We’ve had Avenue Q begin its UK tour once again, all the pantomimes return to us and as we look towards the summer we have been adding to our stock in preparation.

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A theatrical end to 2015

 

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Mathew Barrow as The Wolf from little red riding hood.

Its been a great end to the year with several theatre shows going out with sound supplied by dBS Solutions.  Miracle on 34th St UK tour and the Dubai production along with a fantastic new production, the UK Premier of Red Riding hood.

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dBS Solutions invests further in Martin Audio

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Pro audio rental specialists dBS Solutions have added Martin Audio XD15 loud speaker systems to their rental infantry. The new additions were joined this week by yet more WS218x subwoofers just in time to finish what has been a busy festival season for the expending rental company.

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dBS Solutions spends the weekend herding up those beats

dBS Solutions was built on live music roots and work on several music festivals over the summer months. We were super pleased this year to supply two stages at Beat Herder in Lancashire. “Talks with the festivals directors had been brewing for a few years and its great to finally get on site and start herding those beats” says dBS Director Chris Bogg.beathearder

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dBS Solutions all set for summer!

Well what a busy month its been, with several new shows secured and leaving in June and July. From a UK tour for Park Resorts, to three exciting new venues in Edinburgh, we’ve been investing in new hire stock to meet the demand.  With the addition of more moving lights from Robe in the shape of the Robin 600e spot and more Digico consoles added with another SD9 in stock we are all set for the summer.  We also can’t get enough Sennheiser evolution radio microphones adding more to our rental inventory in a new RF band.  This new range gives us the option of up to 24 channels of radio mics within the Uk shared licence that we supply free with your rental.  A great win for those clients wanting more than 12 channels without the cost of fixed site licences.

 

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