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2016 has been a busy year at dBS Solutions. As we move into a new year, we are looking to add to our team a unique individual who can help us develop our warehouse systems, to ensure we maintain the highest standards of equipment preparation. If you think you have what it takes, please get in contact using the email below.
dBS Solutions Head of Warehouse & Preparation.
dBS Solutions are seeking an experienced, self motivated, professional with a strong work ethic to join our small team. The successful candidate will be familiar with power, lighting, staging and audio disciplines in a warehouse environment and able to fulfil the following criteria.
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.
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.”
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 call dBS Solutions on the day of the event and by 14:00 our engineers were on site setting up in the Arena.
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.
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.
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.
“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
This week dBS Solutions where very proud to have been asked to assist with suppling audio for the press conference in Warrington for the Hillsborough family support group following the juries findings. Its been such a honour to be involved in something that has helped bring closure and clear the names of so many families.
This 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.
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.
dBS Solutions have just taken delivery of our newest items to hire stock. A number of large format mains distribution systems to work along side our current stock with 125A three phase incoming supplies and several single and three phase outlets with MCBs & variable time and current earth leakage across all three phase outlets individually.
With festival season just around the corner, we thought it would be great to share some tips on creating the most decisive and helpful stage plots and information to help with those all important change overs and ensure you get the best from the festival sound team.
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.
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.
It’s been a great pantomime season for dBS Solutions this year with several productions around the country in London, Birmingham and our new addition, UK Productions flagship show in Sunderland Empire.
Now its all over, the team have time to reflect back on the season. dBS Sound designer Matt Chisholm talks us through the design for Sunderland.
Theatre sound specialists dBS Solutions where thrilled to be working with producer Paul Taylor Mills on this exciting concert in the heart of London’s West end. Continue reading
dBS Solutions Engineer’s where out throwing some shapes last week at the 2015 Printworks Street Dancer Competition.
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.
dBS Solutions where pleased to be asked to provide the audio systems at this years Edinburgh Fringe for Momentum Venues at St Stephens. This exciting new venture houses three performing spaces providing the location for shows such as Ushers the front of house musical, There’s a Guy Work’s Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis and many more.
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.
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.
dBS Solutions are pleased to welcome a new arrival to our team. Matt Chisholm will be taking up the role of Projects and Development Manager from April. Matt has previously worked for The Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre as their Senior Sound Technician and prior to this, was an Installation Engineer for J&C Joel. He is looking forward to the challenges of a busy rental company. Responsible for managing the company’s larger projects and assisting with the ever-growing rental stock, Matt brings a wealth of experience to the team.
You can reach Matt at: email@example.com, on our office number or why not call in for a chat and a brew.