26 June, 2007

Day 2 at the City of London Festival

Shock AV are providing two weeks of sound for the City of London Festival. On Day 2 the rain held off, the outdoor venues were stunning and the performances were great! Today featured a ballet performance at St Paul's Cathedral and Jazz at Finsbury Circus Gardens. 

23 June, 2007

Edinburgh Festival shows

We've been busy composing and recording music for two great new kids shows that will feature at the Edinburgh Festival this summer

Firstly 'Does a Monster Live Next door' and also 'Monster Hits'

In the meantime 'The Gruffalo's Child' show has been touring nationally and receiving great reviews - here's links to a few.

Gruffalo's Child review 1
Gruffalo's Child review 2
Gruffalo's Child review 3

Audio Visual for Beacon and Waxham Barn

Shock worked again with the Beacon Fellowship, this time at their 'Philanthropy in the City Forum' at the Chicago Graduate Business School in the City of London. Shock provided Powerpoint and video support as well as providing a PA system for 250 delegates. All presentations and question and answer sessions were recorded. The session recordings were then mastered at our studio and sent for transcription.

Waxham Barn, a Grade 1 listed, beautiful old barn was the venue for a national conference on the subject of coastal erosion and global warming organised by Lincoln University. Shock provided sound and projection facilities for the presentations. We also recorded the presentations on to CD for transcription. Built in the 1500s(!) the barn which was used to store wheat has now been restored and is now used as a conference/ education venue. The Barn has little artificial light so to let in more light the huge barn doors are thrown open.

22 June, 2007

Weddings Galore! - sound for speeches and parties

The summer wedding season has begun! - we've installed and run sound, lighting and staging for a few weddings this summer already. We provided radio microphones and a sound system for a very lovely wedding in Tunbridge Wells recently.

The Groom wrote to us afterwards, "I just wanted to drop you a quick line now that I have got back from my Honeymoon to pass on to you Lisa and my sincere thanks for everything you did at our wedding. I must say that the music was my biggest worry for the day, what a waste of emotion that was! Thank you so much for everything you did for us, the service you provided was outstanding" Richard

Springtime events

Spring saw us working on a wide variety of events: from providing a sound system and microphones for an outdoor rugby festival in France to installing and running the sound for the Sephardic Flamenco band Los Desterrados at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. More information and details of forthcoming gigs can be found at www.losdesterrados.com. They are performing at the Diaspora London Music Village in Hyde Park on the 29th June 2007

Shock AV provide sound for Jaeger Store

We recently installed a sound system for 2 exclusive events at the Jaeger flasgship London store on Regent Street, London. Elizabeth Walker, executive fashion and beauty editor of Marie Claire magazine gave a presentation. Presenters used our handheld radio microphones to ensure there were no unsightly cables to get in the way of the collection!

Conference and meeting recording

We've recently invested in a couple of great location sound recorders.


We can now very easily record a conference for a client and hand them a USB memory stick at the end of the conference with all the presentations from the day recorded on it.

We can also take the recordings back to our recording studio, edit and master the recordings; then present the client with a CD of the conference to be sent off for transcription or sent to someone who missed the conference.

Here's a thanks you note from our client Jose Hulsenbeck at Medicine Sans Frontier. We recorded their recent 'Scientific Day' at St Bart's Great Hall in Central London 

"Thanks for the MP3s. We received the disc yesterday. Great quality. This will help us with our abstracts as well as giving the opportunity to post some of the presentations on the website"