MAC TW1 Fits the Bill on Bombay Bicycle Club
With its warm, soft-edged beam, zoom, and rich CMY color mixing, Martin's MAC TW1 tungsten wash light was selected for the Bombay Bicycle Club's recent UK tour, the English indie band's biggest headline tour to date.
Lighting and set design for the tour was by Squib and marks the second Bombay Bicycle Club tour he has used the TW1s on. Forming the bulk of the moving light aspect of the rig, Squib placed six TW1s each on front, mid, and back truss for a total of 18.
Squib's lighting design made use of 160 dimmable fixtures including pendent light bulbs, space lights, Fresnels, and Moles, which gave the show a warm tungsten look. Squib comments, "I wanted a wash light that fit in with this aesthetic but one which I could also get a full range of other complementary colors out of. The TW1 fit the bill perfectly and I was really able to experiment with color temperature by using them at 20 or 30% as well as at their full intensity. They complemented the rest of the lighting rig perfectly." Also in the rig were Atomic 3000 strobes placed on the floor behind the band for big punch backlight looks.
Lighting equipment for the band's first full production tour, which culminated at Alexandra Palace in London, was supplied by Neg Earth with the TW1s sub-hired in from Richard Martin Lighting. Lighting was project-managed by Simon Alderman and Lindsey Markham of Neg Earth with Dom Martin as crew chief and Rob Watson as lighting tech.
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