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LONDON – White Light supplied lighting solutions and production support for The Seekers arena tour to the UK. The lighting package included a mixture of conventional and automated fixtures – including ETC Source 4 profiles and Martin Professional Mac 700s – along with power distribution, drapes, and cyclorama, all supplied by White Light. The show toured with a grandMA console for programming and show control. LD Simon Tutchener opted for an uncluttered stage, simple backdrop, and subtle colors to accompany The Seekers’ pop melodies.
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Australian pop stars The Seekers have recently brought their arena tour to the UK, trusting entertainment lighting specialist White Light to supply lighting solutions and production support for the 15 date tour. The artists, who have sold more than 60 million records worldwide, returned to the UK with their Golden Jubilee Tour, marking 50 years since the group first performed in the country. The tour comes as part of a wave of increased concert touring bookings for White Light, with the company also recently supplying lighting for artists such as Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Gareth Malone, Wet Wet Wet, and Paramore.
For The Seekers Golden Jubilee Tour, White Light worked with Lighting Designer Simon Tutchener who specified the show’s lighting plan. “Every artist or group has their own style, which I try to incorporate into the lighting design,” he said of his approach.
Tutchener’s career has included lighting designs for a wide variety of acts over the years including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Queen, Take That, Mark Knopfler, and Emmylou Harris. “For The Seekers, the show is pulled back to the essentials. It’s really about showcasing the familiar pop songs that fans come to hear.”
The show’s visual design follows these principles – opting for an uncluttered stage, simple backdrop, and subtle colours to accompany The Seekers’ pop melodies. “It’s a clean look that really opens the band up to audience and helps create an intimate setting, even in an arena,” he said.
The lighting package for The Seekers included a mixture of conventional and automated fixtures – including ETC Source 4 profiles and Martin Professional Mac 700s – along with power distribution, drapes, and cyclorama all supplied by White Light. The show toured with a Grand MA console for programming and show control.
This tour continues the working relationship between Simon Tutchener and White Light with the company also supplying equipment on the recent Kenny G and George Benson tours for which Tutchener also designed the lighting. ”The White Light support on the show has been great,” said Tutchener. “From pre-rig, to rehearsals, and with each move – the tour package was prepped to a high standard and the team has been very responsive, even to last minute requests.”
The Seekers Golden Jubilee Tour travelled to cities across the UK including Cardiff, Liverpool, Brighton, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester before ending on high note, with the band playing to a sold out crowd at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June 2014.
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