Kickstart for Sales Department

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We are pleased to announce that Richard Watts has joined the company as head of sales and installations. A experienced, respected and popular figure in the industry, Rich worked for SSE Audio as sales manager for 10 years and was instrumental in the growth of their pro sales operation. 

Managing Director, Paul King comments: ‘We are excited to welcome Rich to the team and feel lucky to have such a great guy on board, we have long sensed a real gap in the south west and have been focused on finding the right person to head up our equipment sales operation. In Rich we have one of the most well-known people around who’s links with both manufacturers and clients are unsurpassed. Exciting times ahead!’

 Rich Watts adds: ‘It’s great to be part of something at ground level again and have an opportunity to put my own mark on the industry. Moving to Bristol has been a high priority for me for and I am really happy that Paul has allowed me to join the team at King, I couldn’t ask for a better start in a new city.’

Last show at Colston Hall, Bristol before renovation

Last show at Colston Hall, Bristol before renovation

The Colston Hall, being the biggest venue in Bristol, has been a regular haunt of ours for over 20 years. We have provided sound and crew for countless artists coming through the city. The venue closes in June for a complete 2 year rebuild that will see the entire building gutted and remodelled. As last night's gig with Ezra Furman marked our last show in this legendary venue we thought we'd take a few snaps to commemorate the occasion. Colston's load-in is terrible, the back stage areas look like a prison camp and place is falling apart, but the staff have always been great to us and we're going to miss this place...

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King Sound Reinforcement Invests in a 15m Orbit Stage!

King Sound Reinforcement Invests in a 15m Orbit Stage!

The classic Orbit stage has long been a popular choice for festivals and large scale events. 15M wide and up to 15M deep, the Orbit’s curved roof not only looks fantastic it is also a safe and well proven design that’s well loved for its fine acoustic properties (orchestras love them!). Able to support loads of up to 6 tonnes, the roof has the capacity to keep up with modern production demands. 

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LATEST ARRIVALS: LEDJ QB1 RGBA BATTERY UPLIGHTERS

LATEST ARRIVALS: LEDJ QB1 RGBA BATTERY UPLIGHTERS

LEDJ QB1 RGBA battery uplighters. Featuring 4X 8 W RGBA LEDs, these lithium ion powered battery fixtures last up to 18 hours in a single charge. With both wired and wireless DMX control, these lights are quick to deploy and perfect for events where a clean look without visible wiring is desired.

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IPAF training for King Sound

IPAF training for King Sound. Braving zero degree temperatures we all completed 3A and 3B tests for MEWP platforms - cherry pickers and scissor lifts. So we are licensed to operate for another 5 years!

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Nutcracker Christmas parties at Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare

Nutcracker Christmas parties at Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare

Christmas party time at Weston’s Grand Pier. We are busy supplying full technical production for this month long run. With a capacity to entertain up to 600 guests per night, the pier makes a great Party venue. Kit on the job includes L-Acoustics ARCS, SB18s and a beautifully warm, old school lighting rig consisting of many PAR cans and ACLs along along with some more contemporary moving head fixtures.

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DiGiCo training comes to King Sound

DiGiCo training comes to King Sound

Having recently invested in two DiGiCo SD12 touring consoles for our rental stock, we thought it was a good idea to invite DiGiCo along to get us up to speed on all the advanced features these powerful consoles have to offer. The training took place at the King Sound warehouse so we could train with our own consoles and also have other our equipment at hand, if required.

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Bristol Christmas Lights Switch On 10th November 2017

Bristol Christmas Lights Switch On 10th November 2017

We would like to share a few pictures from the last weekend's event - The Bristol Christmas lights switch-on at Cabot Circus. We've been involved with this event for several years now (often in cooperation with the brilliant Cirque Bijou team), so we were very excited to help again with the launch of festive season in Bristol!

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Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the Team!

King Sound Reinforcement would like to welcome Adam Cook as the newest member of the King Sound Reinforcement team. Adam has been working with KSR as part of our Crewing Team over the summer. It is fantastic that he will be joining us as part of our warehousing team.

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King Sound Reinforcement Invests in DiGiCo

King Sound Reinforcement Invests in DiGiCo

As part of our ongoing rental stock updates we are pleased to announce that we have added two DiGiCo SD12 touring systems.

Dean Turner comments "We have been looking at a adding some new consoles to our hire stock for a while. With the release of the new DiGiCo SD12 it seems like the perfect time to join the DiGiCo Club. The SD12's have been fitted with Optics Cards for use with DiGiCo's SD Racks. We also have Waves cards available for hire with the consoles and can supply with a complete waves touring package.”

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The Ringmaster Returns

The Ringmaster Returns

Dave Stewart, known as the Ringmaster, pulls musicians from across the globe together to play two UK dates to celebrate his 65th Birthday. Guests included Bob Geldof, Jon Stevens, Johnny Borrell, Diane Birch & Candy Dulpher to name a few.

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LATEST ARRIVALS: KIVA II SYSTEM

LATEST ARRIVALS: KIVA II SYSTEM

Meet our new L-Acoustics Kiva II system. We've found the extraordinary combination of clarity, SPL, coverage and weight has completely re defined what a small line array system can achieve and we've found a place for Kiva II on many shows where we'd previously used point source alternatives - with outstanding results!

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Bristol Pride '17!

Bristol Pride '17!

Well, that was intense! As usual we provided full site electrics, sound and stage for the popular Cabaret stage, full sound and lighting production package for main stage and illumination for the Lloyds Amphitheatre building.

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Bristol Sounds 2017

Bristol Sounds 2017

Many thanks to Crosstown Concerts for another fantastic week at Lloyds Ampitheatre. The eclectic line up included Benobo, Manic Street PreachersCraig DavidBritish Sea Power and the wonderful Bristol Sounds - Haçienda Classical. We did sound and provided many crew - who helped 'grease the wheels' in many areas of production and who's duties included a particularly arduous overnight stage build for Hacienda.

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