ESW AV & Live Events: The Rainbow Ball Revival!

After a lengthy hiatus, Mel and her team decided it was time to revive the famous Rainbow Ball…and they did it in style and great honour. We were overjoyed to be involved in such a significant live event that raised over £10,000 for charity!

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All audio visual elements were covered by way of a full and bespoke stage production, covering an array of incredible acts including a word-class pianist, singers, drag acts, cabaret, an 8-piece live band, DJs and an energetic charity auction.

Our highly experienced and professional team, comprising of expert sound engineers, lighting & FX technicians and stage managers, were on the ‘ball’ throughout. We liaised directly with The Rainbow Ball team and each act far in advance of the event, whilst carrying out thorough tech rehearsals to ensure there were no bumps in the road and every box was ticked.

For each act we provided varying levels of sound, lighting & FX set ups, all operated live by our technicians to create a stunning show and the perfect atmosphere. From a simple mic and follow spot set up, to a full comprehensive stage production, all acts were covered.

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The amazing 8-piece band ‘Men Behaving Badly’, made up of a brass section, keys, drums, lead & bass guitars and vocalists were geared up with all appropriate microphones, DIs, drum triggers and all else their backline required. We also provided an array of on-stage monitors, each outputting the desired mix. With the band’s sound perfected, the latest line array technology in place, plus excellent track choices, they kept the dancefloor rocking throughout both of their sets and could be heard throughout the venue with crystal clear audio coverage.

Following the band, in came the world renowned ‘Globe Girls’. Requiring little on stage, our efficient stage crew were able to very quickly turn the stage around, minimising time between acts and maintain the event’s momentum.

[Photo Credit: Shot By Rob]

With the event being completely sold out, we used our additional in-house lighting bars and audio fills to extend the atmosphere on to the large balcony of the main room, enabling even more guests to get in on the action.

[Photo Credit: Martin @ Jorbein Photography]

With proceedings in full swing in the main room, we transformed the Arena of the Riviera Centre in to a relaxed bar area, with the addition of some spectacular features provided by The Rainbow Ball team, including live art, ‘butlers in the buff’ and luxury classic cars.

To create an intimate feel, we reduced the size of the Arena using our drape and lighting systems, matching the colour scheme of The Rainbow Ball. We also rigged a variety of lighting on our in-house truss to create a chilled environment by dimming the room, lighting up sails running across the ceiling and incorporating spotlights focussed on the classic cars.

This truly magnificent live event was a massive success on all fronts and we can’t wait to work with The Rainbow Ball team again in future.

Planning a live event?

At ESW we’ll provide you with a full and bespoke production package that will ensure your live event is delivered to highest standard across all sound, lighting, staging, crowd barriers, live streaming, video production and more.

Whilst providing cutting-edge technology, we provide traditional customer service, keeping in touch with you before, throughout and after your event. We believe in giving each and every one of our clients the individual attention they deserve, ensuring that all of their requirements are met and their AV worries are washed away.

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