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SHOWDAY

It’s not all fun - well ok it is. Here is a brief run down of showday, its colourful characters, warts and all.

Around 7.30 in the morning of showday, the team from SPL begin their day loading the trucks. Employed to do both sound and light SPL play an integral part in the SHINE ON live performances. STEVE MORLEY is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the SPL team and he does a great job.

 

The backline crew - JONNY WOOD and MICHAEL ANDERSON are next into gear, picking up all the instrumentation from its various locations and then setting off for the gig.

 

Meanwhile band members assemble and are transported to the venue, by which time the sound and lights are in place and the backline is being set up.

The Buffet Party uses the latest in GPS Navigation to locate the nearest Morrisons. When you are at a show all day, it is essential to have a few comforts on hand.

 

The SHINE ON Buffet is a work of art, catering for all tastes (as long as you like pies) and all comers.

 

The SPL Team normally enter like a horde of locusts laying waste to a veritable cornucopia of savoury and sweet delights.

 

Serious buffetry is interupted normally by the sound check - that legendary process during which all the sound settings are “sorted”.

 

A quick run through those more demanding and challenging parts soon warms you up!

Back to the buffet and Round 2. After the sound check, we like to mill around the dressing room just chilling out before show time.

 

Final checks ensue, leads are gaffer taped down in position, plecs placed at strategic intervals in specially marked areas and all the accessories (set lists, bottle necks, water etc) are located within arms reach.

 

Excitement starts to creep in as we gather at the stage side, looking out onto the assembled audience.

 

The house lights go down and we walk onstage (challenging when all the lights are off) and take our positions.

 

Now it truly is - SHOW TIME!

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