The unexpected is to be expected
Kam's busy lil' Hog looking pretty
The Fringe Garden Bar
Did you miss Fringe this year? Here is the link to a quick wrap put together by our good friends from Lomax Media
The Southern River Band close the 2021 Bunbury Fringe Festival - great way to finish an awesome event
The Totally Sound crew worked on both the RAC Street Parade and the The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Carols. We also spent time in the lead up to the event working on a basic theme/backdrop. We built a huge metal 3D star and carefully covered it in a gold fabric with plenty of sparkle. We made gold banners, organised gorgeous read drapes and made gold tie backs and enormous presents. A little fun for the team
The Carols this year included two iconic children’s Christmas movies that could be viewed on the stage screen and a trailer screen on the grassed area in front of the bus station. The crowd seemed to really enjoy this new initiative.
The carols were the usual joyous experience, with plenty of festive colour and a great showcase of local talent. It’s always wonderful to see the crowd singing and moving along to the familiar Christmas tunes.
A microphone is a relatively personal device, held close to the face. It is also often shared between users.
With the current emphasis on reducing viral transmission, microphones are being cleaned like never before!
It is worth having a look at the protocols that are in place for microphone use within your school.
As a starting point, it is wise to have hand sanitiser available for use prior to and after use of microphones. In the ideal world, you would then have a microphone for each person presenting or performing, but this is not always an option.
Tips for cleaning
- A lot of people are using windsocks and swapping them out between users. The windsocks are very cheap and wash well in a laundry bag in a gentle wash cycle. They can be put out in the sun to dry.
- Handheld microphones can be wiped with the many germ-killing wipes that are on the market now. There is a low risk of paint loss over time.
- Most reasonable quality microphones have a basket end that can be screwed off. It usually has a thin lining inside. The liner and the basket can be washed in warm soapy water. Dry COMPLETELY ( leave for a day) before screwing back on to the microphone handle.
- Headset microphones are a little more difficult and ideally would not be swapped between performers during a production. They often have tiny windsocks which can be gently hand washed. Wiping is more of a problem as it is imperative that moisture does not get into the capsule.
Blue Owl Stage
The Festival Club
A bit of Blues Fairy fun
Russell Morris at Blue Owl
Late at the Blue Owl
It is a dairy, but not as you know it! The new robotic dairy at Bannister Downs Dairy and Creamery hosted this years Dairy Innovation Day. The crew headed out to Northcliffe to work alongside Dean and the team from Lomax Media and Jess Andony and Esther Price from Western Dairy. The event showcases some of the latest innovations in the dairy business and provides an opportunity for networking.
There were a few challenges, not least of which was building AV in the middle of a working robotic rotary dairy. The conference included live crosses from various locations on the property, including drone feeds from Lomax Media. The event culminated in a Gala Dinner at the Pemberton Sports Club.
GTM Bunbury 2019 was awesome. A packed venue, great artists and an awesome vibe. Wrapped to hear it is coming back to Bunbury for the next 5 years.
The Totally Sound crew were responsible for sound, lighting and staging at the Mootown Stage. The team love being involved. It is an opportunity to see some great artists and to catch up with production friends from Perth working the big stages.
March 1 – 4 2019
It was the 30th Anniversary of the Nannup Music Festival this year and a sold out crowd gathered to celebrate. There was so much for people to see and do and Nannup was buzzing all weekend.
There are six main stages at the festival. The Amphitheatre which is the big main space, Tigerville, The Playground, The Town Hall, The Nannup Hotel and the lovely new space ‘The Secret Garden’. There are also workshop spaces, and beautiful quiet and restorative places in The Arboretum.
Such an interesting and varied lineup of musicians for festival goers to enjoy. There is also bush poetry, yoga, and the very popular Emerging Artists competition and award. Totally Sound are proud sponsors of the second prize for this award, that sees the artist spend some time recording with James Newhouse from Real2Reel. This year this prize went to “Volatus”.
Another great crowd made their way to central Bunbury for the annual Australia Day celebrations and Skyfest event. It all kicks of early with the ever popular BBQ Aussie Breakfast and the Runners Club Fun Run. This is followed by the Mayors Citizenship and Awards Ceremony, which is always lovely. With the formalities out of the way it is time for some fun and there is something for everyone. Live music, activities, great food, rides, Sideshow Alley all finishing up at the Graham Bricknell Memorial Shell for the Australia Day Concert and fire works.
This year the Totally Sound team had the pleasure of working with headliner Katy Steele, Laine Wolfe, Tracey Barnett, 2s a Crowd, Down Under and The Hunting Birds. All hosted by the charismatic Magnus Danger Magnus with special guest Famous Sharon working the crowd throughout the evening. Great to working alongside Jade and the events crew from the City of Bunbury, Lomax Media, Lonsdales, Onsite and the many organisations and community groups that make our local events special.
The City of Bunbury Carols were absolutely delightful this year. The Totally Sound crew had the pleasure of working alongside Lomax Media, Kelsie Miller, Lonsdales Party Hire and of course Jade and the City of Bunbury Events Team.
The afternoon saw the the float parade worm its way through the crowd lined streets of Bunbury and then on to Bicentenial Square. The crowd then gathered at the Graham Bricknell Memorial Shell in anticipation of a night filled with carols and all things Christmas.
We got a bit creative (as we often do) at TS, and built some huge Christmas baubles to bring some sparkle to the stage. The lads flew the Flexarray system, created a really appropriate light show and used draping and a huge screen as a backdrop.