Technical Director Pete Watts is currently out on tour with Professor Green sign up to our Twitter @the_dplx
for updates and pictures or "like" our Face book page - DPL Production Lighting.
Extract from TPI Magazine article by Zoe Mutter:
Filling TPi in on the story behind a production that has grown with the artist, was Tour Manager, Trigger: “I started with Professor Green two years ago; it was just him, me and FOH Engineer, Pat Tunbridge. Monitor Engineer, Ben Kingman, then joined and suddenly we went from a splitter bus to a full production.
“I brought our Production Assistant, Kerry McRobb, in for this run too because it is our first full production tour. We met when she was working on N-Dubz a year ago and I asked her to join the crew based on the impact she had on that tour, she’s absolutely superb.”
Although primarily known as a solo artist, Professor Green wanted to put a full band together for his live shows. “We started off doing college balls at the back end of the first album in August 2010 and it hasn’t really stopped since then. We’re now getting on to the end of this tour and he will be recording the third album,” continued Trigger, a live music veteran who has worked as a Tour Manager for 25 years for the likes of Public Image Ltd, EMF, New Model Army and Primal Scream. He is also experienced in production management, having taken on the role of PM for Oasis on the 1995 What’s The Story Morning Glory? tour.
Last November, when Professor Green scored his first number one single, Trigger received a flurry of phone calls from suppliers keen to be part of his upcoming tour. “I’d already planned out who I would be using because I had the nucleus of this tour in my head pretty much a year before,” continued the Tour Manager. “We went with Adlib for audio because Account Manager, Phil Kielty, helped us out in the early stages and the company has been superb. System Techs like James Neale and Mike Flaherty know the venues so well and how much weight we can hang without affecting sight lines, which is invaluable. “The visual side of the show is all down to LD Pete Watts from DPL who I knew I wanted to work with from a very early stage after meeting him on the N-Dubz tour that Professor Green supported.”