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    Richmond Meet 2018 - Outdoor Sound System Hire

    Richmond Meet 2018

    Richmond Meet 2018

    On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May, we were in Richmond for the annual Richmond Meet.  We were once again providing an outdoor sound system for the days events, including performances from Musical Time Machine, as well as Zumba and belly dancing demonstrations!

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    Kingdom Come

    Kingdom Come – St Cuthbert’s Church Darlington

    Kingdom Come 2018

    On Friday 11th May we had the pleasure of providing technical services to the first Darlington Kingdom Come event held at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington.  The evening featured the Tom Read band, who performed a variety of worship music, as well as talks during the Kingdom Come 2018 service.

    Our role for the event was to transform St Cuthbert’s Church into a performance space through the use of sound lighting and vision.  Firstly, the sound system was designed to suit the venue, due to the acoustics properties of the church, and for this we used D&B Audiotechnik C-Series of loudspeakers, alongside the in built processing power of the Behringer X-32 Digital mixing console, which we used for the FOH mix.  In addition to this, due to the limited space on stage we provided wireless IEMs (In ear monitors) for the band members, as well as radio microphones for the Kingdom Come organisers for talks and prayers.  We also provided all backline for the band, resulting in an efficient sound check as all lines were tested prior to band arrival resulting in a smoother set up.

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    Christmas Market - Trailer Stage and Sound System Hire

    Christmas Market

    Christmas Market

    Christmas is a busy time for us with outdoor events.  On the 2nd of December 2017 we were providing full sound system and trailer stage for Richmond Christmas Market.
    The day saw a variety of acts performing at the Christmas Market including The Band of the Royal Armoured Corp, Richmond Operatic Society, A local dance school and even a Zumba demonstration! All this took place on our trailer stage.  The use of the trailer stage meant that we could arrive on site, the morning of the event, quickly rig the stage and have it all up and leveled off inside of an hour.

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    Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club - Sound & Lighting

    Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club

    Sedgefield Rock & Blues

    For the past 5 years we have been providing full production to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club, a small music venue which offers great acts that always have sell out performances.

    The end of 2017 saw the Rebecca Downes Band come to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club, where we provided a full sound system and lighting rig.  The sound system consisted of 2 stacks of D&B C series PA, along with wedge monitors and in ear monitor sends, all controlled through our Behringer X32 full size digital mixing console, with wireless access on stage for the band to control their own monitor mixes. 

    As well as this we provided a full lighting rig with flown movers, led effects and matrix blinders. This was all controlled through the High End Systems Hoglet 4 coupled with a 24” 10 point multi touch screen loaded with Hog 4 PC.  This is ideal for setting up in a smaller venue due to its small footprint, without losing any power that Hog OS can bring.

    We are back with Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club in the new year for the start of another great set of gigs.

    As always, if we can assist with production services for your event, including sound, lighting and temporary power distribution, get in touch via our contact us form

    Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person, give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

     

     

     

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    The Vicar of Dibley

    The Vicar of Dibley

    The Vicar of Dibley

    We have just provided full technical production support for STARS in Darlington, an amateur dramatic society, who staged their performance of The Vicar of Dibley at St Augustine’s Parish Centre. We work a lot with STARS, who have a great team, which we have been involved with for many years. With most people knowing the very popular TV series, this show had to live up to high expectations and the tech we supplied had to match. We had plenty of work in sound to do, including using radio microphones with the cast. Lighting was full stage lighting, with both generic and moving head fixtures.

    Fantastic performances from  it was a great show to be involved with!

    If you are planning a Theatre Show or Event and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    Fashion Show

    Fashion Show

    Monday 10th April 2017 we provided lighting and production support, for a charity fashion show by Jayne Ladies Boutique.

    Having worked with them many times before and having had a site meeting, we were able to plan our lighting design in advance of the show, so that on the day we could load the equipment into the venue knowing exactly where every lighting fixture was to be placed, making setting up much more efficient. Having a detailed design also enabled us to address all our fixtures in advance at our base, to program the main elements of the show into the lighting console and to run a visualizer, giving us a chance to see how it would look.

    We received great feedback from the show and we are continuing to plan the lighting design for their fashion show they are putting on this year.

    If we can help you with your event, or you simply need a bit of guidance, then get in touch.  We would be happy to discuss tings with you.

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    Pantomime Sound and Lighting

    Pantomime Sound and Lighting

    Pantomime Sound and Lighting

    Christmas means pantomimes for us. Which means plenty of Pantomime Sound and Lighting hires!

    We are always very busy supplying and operating at productions. We recently we were brought on board to supply, set up and operate the full technical production for the pantomime Dick Whittington.  This included the whole stage lighting rig, with flown Generics, Moving Head fixtures, LED units, various smoke effects and pyrotechnics along with video effects and a pre – recorded dream sequence that we had to play back. 

    We also provided Sound, including numerous radio mic channels, along with playback of audio effects. With a small orchestra in the pit, we had plenty of work in sound to do.  

    It was a great show to be involved with and as always fantastic performances from all the cast, with a great stage crew to go along with them.

    If you are planning a Pantomime or Theatre Show and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form. Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    Richmond Meet

    Richmond Meet

    Richmond Meet

    May 30th was the annual Richmond Meet 2017, a Charity Event with the aims to raise the much needed and valuable funds from donations to help local charitable organisations.  CDB Production Solutions were brought on board to supply all the sound and production support for the acts that were performing during the day. There were a wide range of styles and something for everyone with performances from Darlington Operatic Society (DOS), The Musical Time MachineRichmondshire Youth Theatre (RYT) and we even got belly dancing and a Zumba demonstrations.

    It was a great family fun day with the float parade, stalls, fun fair and the live music.  We are already looking forward to providing our services for the next one!

    If you are putting on an event and would like to discuss your technical requirements with us, then please get in touch using our contact form or alternatively call our office on 01325 520357, we would love to hear from you.

     

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    Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association

    Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association

    We are proud to be supporting the Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association (FHLTA) providing technical and production support for their events.  The Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association is a voluntary organisation consisting of heart and or lung transplant recipients, families and their supporters.

    The Aims and Objectives of the Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association

    • To relieve Heart & Lung transplant patients of the Freeman Hospital, who are sick and convalescing or in need of assistance, advice or facilities for recreation in order to improve their conditions of life and generally support the charitable work of the said hospital.
    • To advance the education of the public in the needs of transplantation and to mobilise, encourage, foster and maintain the interest and support of the public.
    • To give and exchange information and advice to promote education in all matters relating to transplantation.
    • To provide or assist in the provision of amenities in the Freeman Hospital including equipment, which may be needed for the benefit of Heart and Lung transplant patient

    This weekend we were with them for a charity fundraiser in Newcastle.  We provided all the sound for the band that were booked for the evenings entertainment.  This included two stacks of our D&B ‘C’ series professional sound systems for front of house (FOH) and some of our FBT’s as monitor mixes, for the band on stage. All the instruments we fully mic’d up.  This allows use to have the band turned down on stage and let us mix the band ‘out the front’ from the audience perspective, enabling us to create the perfect balance or ‘mix’.  We had a great night and are already looking forward to the next event.  The Charity Ball.  Check there website for details.

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back. Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

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    Steve Davis - Sound Hire

    Professional Snooker

    Thursday 5th November 2015 we provided sound hire and operation for professional snooker player and current world champion Stuart Bingham who played an exhibition match at Darlington Snooker Club.  A fantastic night at a fantastic venue with a packed crowd, who even got to have their picture taken with the world championship trophy.

    Friday 5th February 2016 we were once again at Darlington Snooker Club providing sound for professional snooker player, six times world champion, Steve Davis. He played 10 frames against audience members then rounded the night off with some great trick shots. A really friendly and funny person and great appreciative crowd. A fantastic night!

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back. Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

     

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    pantomime, Beauty and the Beast

    Pantomime

    Pantomime

    Christmas means pantomimes for us. This year we had three productions to supply and operate at. First it was STEPPS pantomime in Darlington who put on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Performed in Bondgate Hall Theatre. We were brought on board to supply, set up and operate the full technical system for them which included the stage lighting rig, with flown Moving Head fixtures and LED units. Radio microphones were also supplied and we mixed the sound for them for the run of the production.

    Next we were with the Sedgefield Players who put on their pantomime version of Aladdin. As always great performances from the cast, with a great stage crew to go along with them. We provided Sound, including radio mic systems and playback along with lighting and effects which consisted of full stage lighting, smoke machines, UV and pyrotechnics.

    The third was with STARS in Darlington, who put on their performance of The Adventures of Mr Toad at St Augustine’s Parish Centre. Not strictly a pantomime but a “child friendly musical” with “goodies” and baddies”. We work a lot with STARS, who have a great team, which we have been involved with for many years. This year the show had grown in size and what we supplied had to match. With a small orchestra / band in the pit, we had plenty of work in sound to do, including using radio microphones with the cast. Lighting was full stage lighting, with moving head fixtures. All that combined with a moving smoke effects, it was a great show to be involved with!

    If you are planning a Theatre Show or Panto and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    Nativity Play Sound and Lighting

    Nativity Play

    We have had a long but very rewarding day spent providing lighting & Sound to St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington for their Outdoor Nativity Play. The cast all braved the weather and pulled off a great Nativity Play performance with live goats and donkey. It even snowed!  A great production to be involved with, even if we did get wet!

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back. Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

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    Christmas Lights Switch On

    Christmas Lights Switch On

    The run up to Christmas is always a busy time for us here at CDB Production Solutions.  Every year we provide sound hire and operation for Sedgefield Town Council Christmas lights switch on.   With carols, snow man parade, funfair and not forgetting the main event – count down to the Christmas lights switch on, its always a great magical event and this year was possibly the best yet.

    If you are planning an event and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form. Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    CdB Production Solutions KSW

    KSW – Road to Wembley

    The biggest mixed martial arts organization in Europe, Poland’s KSW Federation makes history with its first international show, scheduled for October 31st in the famous The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.

    MMA aficionados from all over Britain will be now able to witness the most spectacular combat sports event in the world, featuring some of the most exciting European fighters competing in the KSW’s circular cage.

    We were brought on board to provide vision engineering and production services.   Although we have been involved with many other fight events, Poland’s KSW was a first for us.  We look forward to working with them again soon.

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back.  Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

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    Oxjam Darlo - CDB Production Solutions

    Oxjam Darlo 2015

    Sunday 25th October 2015 saw the annual Oxjam Darlo, a Charity Event with the aims to raise the much needed and valuable funds to help and support the work of Oxfam.  We were brought on board to supply all the sound and production services for the R&B stage, to the acts that were performing during the day.  It was a fantastic atmosphere with great performances form all involved.  However, we must give a special mention to our friends Sundance Plays Hendrix who gave the crowd a superb show as the headline band.

    We are already looking forward to providing our services for Oxjam Darlo 2016!  If you would like more info on Oxjam Darlo then click the link.

    If you are planning an event and would like to discuss your technical requirements with us, then please get in touch using our contact form or alternatively call our office on 01325 520357, we would love to hear from you.

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    Thalidomide Trust annual conference Raddison Blu Hotel, Durham

    Thalidomide Trust Annual Conference

    Saturday 24th October we were at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Durham for the Thalidomide Trust annual conference. We were responsible for all the sound requirements for the conference. This included live sound, in both rooms, for the people that had attended as well as supplying our very good friends PER Productions audio feeds for their cameras, who were filming so that people who could not attend would be able to watch the workshops online.

    If we can help you with your conference requirements, then please get in touch via our contact us form. Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357. We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    Tinie Tempah - Radio 1Xtra - CDB Production Solutions

    Radio 1Xtra

    We were very proud to play our part in providing vision engineering and production services to Radio 1Xtra Live, when they came to Leeds in October 2015.

    Radio 1Xtra saw performances from Miguel, WSTRN, Natalie la Rose, Flo Rida, Fekky, Lethal Bizzle, Stormzy, Kid Ink, Krept & Konan with Tinie Tempah headlining.

    The event, which has an unrivalled reputation for bringing people together to share live urban music, was hosted by the Radio 1Xtra family with presenters MistaJam and Target broadcasting all the live action from First Direct Arena, Leeds, while Charlie Sloth and Yasmin Evans had you covered on BBC Red Button, where viewers still can watch all the live performances.

     

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    CDB Production Solution School Show Lighting and Sound

    School Shows

    The end of the school year is always busy for us, as we work with many schools and colleges supplying our services for their summer school shows and performances.  This year was no exception as we started out providing radio mic hire, sound system and our start cloth backdrop to a local primary school shows of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

    We also had a production of le Miserables, which we provided sound, lighting and special effects equipment on a dry hire basis.  This included multiple radio mic channels, various lighting fixtures and control, smoke, haze and pyrotechnic systems.  We were also brought in on one of the performances to facilitate a DVD of the school shows which would be available to the cast, family and friends.

    Meantime we also had full technical and production responsibility for The Sound of Music.  This was the first time we had worked with is college, for their school shows and the standard of the production was first class.  We provided all equipment for the production including lighting, sound and visual effect engineers which meant that the teaching staff could really focus on the acting and school orchestra. It was a very well received by audiences and we very much look forward to working with the college on their future school shows.

    If you are planning your school shows and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    Road Hog Full Boar used on Bamma

    BAMMA

    We were very proud to be asked to play our part in providing vision engineering and production services for BAMMA, The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts.

    We worked along side the broadcast facilities team to make sure all the lighting, programmed on a Highend Systems Full Boar 3, looked as good on TV as if you were in the venue.  We received great feedback from the BAMMA event organisers and we look forward to working with them again very soon.

    If you are planning a production or event feel free to contact us at any time you please, using our contact form on our website or one of our contact numbers.  Alternatively you can always visit us at our HQ. We have a friendly staff and a mean cup of coffee.

    Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

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    Room Mood Lighting

    Room Mood Lighting

    We were asked by Heineken to provide a bespoke room mood lighting package for a conference dinner they were holding in the marquee at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham. Room mood lighting is a great way of transforming any space and creating the right atmosphere for an event.

    We installed the room mood lighting in the main room and entrance way to give an instant ‘wow’ factor as the guests arrived. We used all LED fixtures meaning we could make the marquee look amazing, whilst keeping it tidy, have a very low power draw and generate virtually no heat. Very important for marquees!

    If you are planning an event and would like to see how we can help you, get in touch via our contact form or if you prefer to speak to us in person please call our office on 01325 520357 where we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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    Disco Room Lighting

    Mobile Disco

    We were asked to provide a bespoke room lighting, projector and mobile disco package for a surprise 50th Birthday Party.

    We installed room lighting in the main room and entrance hall to give an instant ‘wow’ factor as the guests arrived. We used all LED fixtures meaning we could make the room look amazing, whilst keeping it tidy, have a very low power draw and generate virtually no heat. We were asked to wash the room in a rich pink / purple colour, but once our mobile disco started we had full control of the room lighting enabling us to change the room any colour we wanted and create some stunning effects.

    We also provided a HD 3D projector allowing the guests to view large screen images and videos of friends and family memories, which was also used during the speeches.  The night finished with us providing our Mobile Disco services, rounding the night off!

    If you are planning a party or event and would like to see how we can help you, get in touch via our contact form or if you prefer to speak to us in person please call our office on 01325 520357 where we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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    BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

    BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

    2015 saw the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival come to the North East and we were very proud to play our part in providing vision engineering and production services.

    BBC Radio 6 Music Festival was broadcasting from the festival across the weekend with the network’s presenters coming live from all the venues, day and night. The station aired many of the performances live from 02 Academy Newcastle and Sage Gateshead, with others recorded and aired in shows later in the week and on future dates.

    With the festival’s ever-growing bill of over 50 bands and artists, reflecting the spirit of 6 Music, made for a fantastic 3 days of live music!

    Feel free to contact us at any time you please using our contact form.  Or if you prefer to speak to one of our team please call us on 01325 520357. Alternatively you can always visit us at our HQ. We have a friendly staff and a mean cup of coffee.

    Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

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    Charity Fashion Show Lighting

    Charity Fashion Show

    On Monday 18th March we were in Sedgefield providing lighting and production support, for a charity fashion show by Jayne Ladies Boutique, raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

    During our discussions with the event organisers, we were asked to do one thing –  ‘To make it colourful!’  This gave us total freedom with the lighting design.  Our first priority was to make sure the catwalk was evenly lit, so that every single audience member had a great view from wherever they were sitting.  Our second objective was to make the venue ‘colourful’.  This may sound straight forward but with such a wide brief, we  had to carefully consider the overall look we wanted for the charity fashion show, how we would best achieve this, what type of lighting fixtures to use and to consider the colours we could use based on the colours of the outfits the models were going to wear.

    We planned our lighting design in advance of the show, so that on the day we could load the equipment into the venue knowing exactly where every lighting fixture was to be placed.  This made setting up much more efficient.  Having a detailed design also enabled use to address all our fixtures in advance at our base, to program the main elements of the charity fashion show into the lighting console and to run a visualizer, giving us a chance to see how it would look.

    We received great feedback from the client and they have already booked us for their other charity fashion shows they are putting on this year.

    If we can help you with your event, then please get in touch via our contact us form. Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357. We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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    Mobile Disco Room Lighting

    Mobile Disco Room Lighting

    We had our Mobile Disco Room Lighting out for Ruth’s 30th Birthday. It was a Masquerade Ball theme held at Maxine’s Restauraunt at Bannantynes Hotel in Darlington. We also provided a small room lighting package to colour the room to the theme. A playlist from the 90’s made the night perfect!

    if your planning a party or need Mobile Disco Room Lighting feel free to contact us at any time you please using our contact form or one call the office on 01325 520357.  Alternatively you can always visit us at our HQ. We have a friendly staff and a mean cup of coffee.

    Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

    We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

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    charity ball room lighting and sound hire

    Charity Ball – Room Lighting & Sound Hire

    March 7th was the annual Charity Event for HCPT Group 25. Each year we provide their production so their night runs smoothly and raises money for their trip to Lourdes.

    This year was no different, with the night needing full room lighting setup and sound for the band. We installed room lighting in 2 rooms, the main hall at Headlam Hall Hotel and in the Lounge are for the choir who were performing. All LED fixtures meaning we could make the room look amazing, whilst keeping it tidy. The colour this year was Gold, but once the band started we had full control of the room lighting to colour the room anything we wanted.

    The band, The Jailbirds travelled from Manchester to play. They required a full PA with 3 vocals and back line. We supplied and ran it all for them, the room posed some issues but we overcame it and it could not have gone better! Over £2000 raised on the night.

    The night finished with us providing our Mobile Disco services, rounding the night off!

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    Panto Services during pantomime season england

    Panto Season

    Christmas is always Panto season for us. This year we had three productions to supply and operate at. First it was STEPPS in Darlington who put on ‘The Snow Queen’ – Performed in Bondgate Hall Theatre. It was the first year supplying and operating the full technical system for them. We installed a full Stage Lighting rig, with flown Moving Head fixtures and LED units. Radio microphones were also supplied and we ran the system for them for the run of the production. STEPPS are a real family run theatre group who put on great shows every year!
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