A diverse 2013

James Morrison 20132013 has seen Martin’s Lights work with a whole range of clients, new and old, in both the “rock’n’roll“ (live music) and corporate areas, both as lighting designer and providing lighting hire from their Reading base.

Regular and returning clients have included Gilbert O’Sullivan (a three-date Dutch tour), James Morrison’s summer festival season (working for James’ lighting designer Cate Carter, click here for a feature on this), Fun-Da-Mental (at the Terraneo festival in Croatia), Chichester University Students’ Union’s May Ball, the National Gilbert O'Sullivan 2013Dancesport Cup, Communion Music (stage lighting for two venues at the Bushstock festival in Shepherd’s Bush, and a lighting system for Oi Va Voi’s first London show in three years), University College London (Business)’ (annual drinks reception at the Portico in Gower Street, London), the Sub89 venue in Reading and Coloursound Experiment (a lighting redesign for the Lock Up stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals, technician services on the stage at Reading and lighting hire), Mustard Presentations (corporate lighting design and lighting hire), Alicia Keys/Blackberry Secret Sessions 2013Newton Faulkner (lighting design) and The Cult (lighting hire).

New clients have included Daneshill School in Hook, Hampshire (a lighting installation and hires), Beth Orton (at the Royal Festival Hall), Easthampstead Baptist Church (a lighting installation), Dexy’s (Midnight Runners, lighting direction for several festival shows) and Alicia Keys, for whom we supplied stage lighting for a Blackberry Secret Sessions show, where we also supplied architectural and ambient lighting inside and outside the venue, as well as power distribution for lighting, cameras, internet streaming and catering. We also looked after the majority of the shows on Morcheeba‘s autumn and winter European tour for Cate Carter of Bryte Design (lighting direction, click here for a feature on this).