2016, the last six months…

August/September- James Morrison festival shows in Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Dubai and the UK. Lighting direction for James’ lighting designer Cate Carter of Bryte Design Studios, with a festival floor lighting package and crew supplied by Neg Earth. October- Heaven 17 “Penthouse & Pavement” 35th anniversary UK tour. Lighting design and lighting equipment hire. October- Gilbert […]

2016, the first six months…

If 2015 was one of Martin’s Lights busiest years ever, then 2016 is lining up to be even more so, with more gigs and tours already done by the end of July than were done in all of 2015! Here’s a brief summary of what we’ve done so far this year. Click on any photo to see […]

2015 round up

2015 was one of Martin’s Lights busiest years ever. You can see details of some of our touring work on the other 2015 pages on the website. In addition to those tours, we also lit Hudson Taylor (UK and Ireland tours), The Staves (London shows), Gilbert O’Sullivan (Ireland tour), Madness and Kodaline (European festivals, looking […]

Marc Almond 2015

Another talented artist with whom Martin’s Lights renewed a working relationship in 2015 is singer Marc Almond. Having last worked with him in 2012, Marc’s tour manager asked us to do so again this year and Martin’s Lights lit Marc’s “Velvet Trail” European tour in September as well as as one-off shows in Dublin, Belfast, […]

James Morrison 2015

James Morrison played his first shows in two years in summer 2015, in anticipation of the winter release of his new album “Higher Than Here” and once again, James’ lighting designer Cate Carter of Bryte Design asked Martin’s Lights to work on the live shows. James played three intimate shows in London in August and […]

Afro Celt Sound System 2015

In 2014, Martin’s Lights renewed its working relationship with with Afro Celt Sound System, pioneers of the fusion between world music and electronic music, and 2015 we lit all of the band’s appearances at festivals in the UK (including the HebCelt Festival on the isle Of Lewes in the Outer Hebrides), The Netherlands and at […]

Newton Faulkner 2014

Lighting hire in Reading

In early 2014, Martin’s Lights continued its working relationship with Newton Faulkner which goes back almost eight years to Newton’s debut album “Handbuilt By Robots”. This time, Newton and his management requested a “classy” look for the UK and Irish tour to promote his fourth album “Studio Zoo” which was released in 2013, and for […]

Morcheeba 2013

Morcheeba 2013 - Lighting design, Martin's Lights, Reading

In October 2013, Morcheeba released their new album “Head Up High”, their second since reuniting with singer Skye in 2010, and they lined up an extensive European tour for the autumn and winter to promote the album. Martin’s Lights has worked with the band’s lighting designer Cate Carter since 2012, assisting her with James Morrison shows, […]

A diverse 2013

James Morrison 2013 - Lighting design, Martin's Lights, Reading.

2013 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’ […]

2012 round up

Turin Brakes 2012 - Lighting design, Martin's Lights, Reading

In 2012, Martin’s Lights illuminated a whole range of artists such as Portico Quartet, Gaz Coombes (of Supergrass), The Staves, Marc Almond, Maddy Prior And The Carnival Band, Slow Club, Skye Edwards (of Morcheeba), Gary Numan, Guillemots and Death In Vegas. Martin’s Lights provided lighting designers and directors for these artists’ shows and tours, and […]

Newton Faulkner 2012

Newton Faulkner 2012 - Lighting design, Martin's Lights, Reading.

Newton Faulkner’s first album, 2007’s Hand Built By Robots, was certified double-platinum in the UK and his 2012 album Write It On Your Skin debuted at number one on the UK album charts. Martin’s Lights has worked with Newton since that first album and has done a dozen tours with him in the UK, Europe and as far […]

James Morrison 2012

James Morrison 2012 - Lighting hire and design, Martin's Lights, Reading

In the summer of 2012, James Morrison’s lighting designer Cate Carter was also working with Elbow, so Martin’s Lights looked after a dozen of James’ shows for her – a mixture of indoor shows, festival appearances in the UK and Europe and headline performances at prestigious venues like Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens. Lighting […]

Gilbert O’Sullivan 2012

Gilbert O'Sullivan 2012 – Lighting hire and design, Martin's Lights, Reading

Martin’s Lights has worked with Gilbert O’Sullivan for more than a decade and has seen him re-establish his audience during that period, with Gilbert moving up from playing small arts centres to concert halls and theatres. Since 2007, we have worked closely with Gilbert’s manager Kevin O’Sullivan, and his audio team of Kevin Sefton and […]