VenueTech

Technical services for live performance venues and events

Nau mai, haere mai!

VenueTech is a small team with a big passion for everything technical production and behind the scenes.

The core of our mahi is providing technical management to Whakatū Nelson venues, the Theatre Royal and Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and live sound engineering and equipment.

We also offer equipment sales & installation, ongoing technical maintenance programs; educational courses and most recently, sound equipment hire for film & media.

We pride ourselves on high technical proficiency and low-stress levels in all areas of our work. Our core intention is to foster an inclusive, positive and productive culture that enables everyone to perform at their best - whether that be on stage or off.

Things we do

Things we do

Just some of the really great people we work alongside :

Just some of the really great people we work alongside :

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Here's what some of our customers have to say

"You brought an ease to the process and most importantly, the feedback from the artists and audience alike has been overwhelmingly positive."

~ Tama Waipara, Programme Manager, Auckland Arts Festival

We so appreciated your knowledge, expertise and presence over the week. You helped the rest of us feel confident and free to focus on our various roles which contributed hugely to the success and positivity backstage.

~ Sarah Luton, Nayland College Production

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!

I don't know what we would have done without you, on the night. The sound was great. The best of the tour.

Xan Hamilton, Susy Says -  Estère, Architypes Album Release Tour

Seamless, and nothing appeared to be beyond your expertise which certainly contributed to the overall success of the event.

~ Colleen Marshall, Chairperson Adam Chamber Festival

"My stage monitor sound was amazing, it felt like I was playing on a record."

~ Nathan Haines, Jazz Quartet at Nelson School of Music

"Your intro to lighting design course was a great evening and a very valuable learning experience - one that I hope we can continue in future years"

~ Richard Carruthers, Nelson Youth Theatre Company

"Best sound engineer we ever had!" 

~ Sli Pimentel Pmtel, Mariachi New Zealand

Connect with us

First run with the new NCMA lighting rig, and we couldn’t help but throw a couple of hues around.

Shout out to the Nelson School Of Music Endowment Trust for unlocking the funds to make this upgrade possible - along with a few more packages yet to arrive!.
First run with the new NCMA lighting rig, and we couldn’t help but throw a couple of hues around.

Shout out to the Nelson School Of Music Endowment Trust for unlocking the funds to make this upgrade possible - along with a few more packages yet to arrive!.
First run with the new NCMA lighting rig, and we couldn’t help but throw a couple of hues around. Shout out to the Nelson School Of Music Endowment Trust for unlocking the funds to make this upgrade possible - along with a few more packages yet to arrive!.
2 days ago
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1/16
Finally, a slither of down-time to make progress with the @nelsoncentreofmusicalarts lighting upgrade.

Really looking forward to throwing some colour around the joint. What colours/combos would you like to see the stage lit up in?
Finally, a slither of down-time to make progress with the @nelsoncentreofmusicalarts lighting upgrade. Really looking forward to throwing some colour around the joint. What colours/combos would you like to see the stage lit up in?
3 days ago
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2/16
The inaugural @commotion.youth.music.colab held over the weekend was AMAZING!!!
🎤🥁🎸🪗🎼🎧🔥🔥🤘🏻🤘🏻

50 secondary students, and a raft of leading NZ and Whakatū music performers, song-writers, producers, engineers, administrators and all-round smarty-pants descended on NMIT’s G-Block for a dense programme of workshops, discussions, demo recording sessions and a showcase concert - the purpose - saturate the the minds of the next generation with practical advice, to arm them for success as musical artists.

The place was buzzing from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to look after the live room with some supplementary equipment, engineering, and run a couple of sessions on how performers can positively influence the quality of their live sound.

What a rad bunch, the whole lot, genuinely. 
Go well to all the attendee’s in putting what you learned to effect, and Big-ups to Emily and Scott, for pulling this all together. Ka mau te wehi!
The inaugural @commotion.youth.music.colab held over the weekend was AMAZING!!!
🎤🥁🎸🪗🎼🎧🔥🔥🤘🏻🤘🏻

50 secondary students, and a raft of leading NZ and Whakatū music performers, song-writers, producers, engineers, administrators and all-round smarty-pants descended on NMIT’s G-Block for a dense programme of workshops, discussions, demo recording sessions and a showcase concert - the purpose - saturate the the minds of the next generation with practical advice, to arm them for success as musical artists.

The place was buzzing from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to look after the live room with some supplementary equipment, engineering, and run a couple of sessions on how performers can positively influence the quality of their live sound.

What a rad bunch, the whole lot, genuinely. 
Go well to all the attendee’s in putting what you learned to effect, and Big-ups to Emily and Scott, for pulling this all together. Ka mau te wehi!
The inaugural @commotion.youth.music.colab held over the weekend was AMAZING!!! 🎤🥁🎸🪗🎼🎧🔥🔥🤘🏻🤘🏻 50 secondary students, and a raft of leading NZ and Whakatū music performers, song-writers, producers, engineers, administrators and all-round smarty-pants descended on NMIT’s G-Block for a dense programme of workshops, discussions, demo recording sessions and a showcase concert - the purpose - saturate the the minds of the next generation with practical advice, to arm them for success as musical artists. The place was buzzing from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to look after the live room with some supplementary equipment, engineering, and run a couple of sessions on how performers can positively influence the quality of their live sound. What a rad bunch, the whole lot, genuinely. Go well to all the attendee’s in putting what you learned to effect, and Big-ups to Emily and Scott, for pulling this all together. Ka mau te wehi!
5 days ago
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3/16
Floor laying and Lighting prep for Gillian Francis’ Ballet, Coppélia 🩰 

It’s fantastic to have this lot in, as perhaps Nelson’s most Covid-affected production, which has been repeatedly postponed since 2020! #knockitoff
Floor laying and Lighting prep for Gillian Francis’ Ballet, Coppélia 🩰 It’s fantastic to have this lot in, as perhaps Nelson’s most Covid-affected production, which has been repeatedly postponed since 2020! #knockitoff
1 week ago
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4/16
Congratulations to Whakatū legends, Miles and Margarita Jackson who are celebrating 50 years of their musical and life partnership!!
Congratulations to Whakatū legends, Miles and Margarita Jackson who are celebrating 50 years of their musical and life partnership!!
2 weeks ago
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5/16
Thanks for a beautiful show, @troykingi & @delaney_davidson.
It was well worth the wait.
Thanks for a beautiful show, @troykingi & @delaney_davidson. It was well worth the wait.
2 weeks ago
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6/16
Catharsis in action!!

Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events.

While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too.

@sarinmods 
@tomtomproductionsnz
@simo.h_ 
@nick_davidsen
Catharsis in action!!

Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events.

While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too.

@sarinmods 
@tomtomproductionsnz
@simo.h_ 
@nick_davidsen
Catharsis in action!!

Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events.

While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too.

@sarinmods 
@tomtomproductionsnz
@simo.h_ 
@nick_davidsen
Catharsis in action!! Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events. While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too. @sarinmods @tomtomproductionsnz @simo.h_ @nick_davidsen
2 weeks ago
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7/16
Good vibes in the wings with @anitawiglit!
Good vibes in the wings with @anitawiglit!
2 weeks ago
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8/16
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of. #taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
2 weeks ago
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9/16
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
2 weeks ago
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10/16
Check out ‘Louise’, an absolutely beautiful @eartrumpetlabs microphone, belonging to today’s NCMA Lunchtime concert artist, Polly and the Minstrel.

#chefskiss 😚🤌🏻
#microphone #microphones #condensor #singlemic #eartrumpetlabs #louise #audioengineering #livesound #venuetech #whakatu #nelsontasmannz
Check out ‘Louise’, an absolutely beautiful @eartrumpetlabs microphone, belonging to today’s NCMA Lunchtime concert artist, Polly and the Minstrel. #chefskiss 😚🤌🏻 #microphone #microphones #condensor #singlemic #eartrumpetlabs #louise #audioengineering #livesound #venuetech #whakatu #nelsontasmannz
3 weeks ago
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11/16
Loving this ear protection from @phonak 

Comfortable, discrete and really nice sounding - considering it’s taking a whole bunch of unnecessary energy out of what reaches your ears. 

So impressed, we picked up a set of these ear plugs for each of our team members from our pal Jackie at #littlebirdaudiology

While you won’t find us wearing them while on sound engineering duties, they’re great to pop in any other time when SPL’s start getting up and it’s not critical to be exposed.

Compared to a typical foam plug, the top end is really natural which means you can still communicate with others, and hear a lot of high frequency detail, just at a lower level.  It’s a genuine attenuation, rather than the sense of isolation, which is amazing.

Shows are loud, it’s often challenging for them to be anything but. 

Whether you’re onstage, backstage or in an audience, these are a great tool to look after your one set of ears, so they will go the distance. 

#hearingprotection #lookafteryourears
Loving this ear protection from @phonak Comfortable, discrete and really nice sounding - considering it’s taking a whole bunch of unnecessary energy out of what reaches your ears. So impressed, we picked up a set of these ear plugs for each of our team members from our pal Jackie at #littlebirdaudiology While you won’t find us wearing them while on sound engineering duties, they’re great to pop in any other time when SPL’s start getting up and it’s not critical to be exposed. Compared to a typical foam plug, the top end is really natural which means you can still communicate with others, and hear a lot of high frequency detail, just at a lower level. It’s a genuine attenuation, rather than the sense of isolation, which is amazing. Shows are loud, it’s often challenging for them to be anything but. Whether you’re onstage, backstage or in an audience, these are a great tool to look after your one set of ears, so they will go the distance. #hearingprotection #lookafteryourears
3 weeks ago
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12/16
Opening night of the Nelson Area Scouts Gang Show. Well done to everybody involved, only 3 to go!!
Opening night of the Nelson Area Scouts Gang Show. Well done to everybody involved, only 3 to go!!
Opening night of the Nelson Area Scouts Gang Show. Well done to everybody involved, only 3 to go!!
4 weeks ago
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13/16
An exciting delivery from @mdrlighting arrived at the @nelsoncentreofmusicalarts

This represents the first major upgrade to the Nelson School of Music Auditorium lighting rig since the mid-80’s when the current fixtures were installed!!

All 20 of these modern LED wash units combined will consume the equivalent of just one current fixture, produce almost no heat for performers, and can blend seamlessly from a warm or cool white light, to fully-saturated vivid colours - enabling more emotive and creative lighting designs.

We’ve been working with the current units for the past decade of their near-40-year tenure, and couldn’t be prouder to help bring this aspect of the facility into the modern era.

Thanks to MDR Lighting for all their support, and the NSOM endowment trust for unleashing some funding. (But don’t get too cozy, there’s still more to do!)
An exciting delivery from @mdrlighting arrived at the @nelsoncentreofmusicalarts This represents the first major upgrade to the Nelson School of Music Auditorium lighting rig since the mid-80’s when the current fixtures were installed!! All 20 of these modern LED wash units combined will consume the equivalent of just one current fixture, produce almost no heat for performers, and can blend seamlessly from a warm or cool white light, to fully-saturated vivid colours - enabling more emotive and creative lighting designs. We’ve been working with the current units for the past decade of their near-40-year tenure, and couldn’t be prouder to help bring this aspect of the facility into the modern era. Thanks to MDR Lighting for all their support, and the NSOM endowment trust for unleashing some funding. (But don’t get too cozy, there’s still more to do!)
4 weeks ago
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14/16
Big few days in the Theatre Royal with a few racks of @_bouncenz radio mics. 

Rehearsals are done. Tomorrow kicks off a 3-day run for the 2022 Nelson Scouts Gangshow. 

⚜️🖖🏻✨
Big few days in the Theatre Royal with a few racks of @_bouncenz radio mics. Rehearsals are done. Tomorrow kicks off a 3-day run for the 2022 Nelson Scouts Gangshow. ⚜️🖖🏻✨
4 weeks ago
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15/16
Sound, lighting and AV duties for the 79th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture last week.

As well as the live components, we provided a dedicated broadcast audio mix to our pals at @lotech.media who were live-streaming the event.

The full event remains viewable on the Cawthron Science Institute’s website.

- About -

Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference.

Keynote address by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, with supporting presentation by Te Rerekohu Tuterangiwhiu.

“As adults we are leaving a chaotic legacy behind us, our inaction is creating a precarious future of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies. Yet there are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making.”

http://www.cawthron.org.nz/annual-lecture
Sound, lighting and AV duties for the 79th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture last week.

As well as the live components, we provided a dedicated broadcast audio mix to our pals at @lotech.media who were live-streaming the event.

The full event remains viewable on the Cawthron Science Institute’s website.

- About -

Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference.

Keynote address by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, with supporting presentation by Te Rerekohu Tuterangiwhiu.

“As adults we are leaving a chaotic legacy behind us, our inaction is creating a precarious future of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies. Yet there are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making.”

http://www.cawthron.org.nz/annual-lecture
Sound, lighting and AV duties for the 79th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture last week.

As well as the live components, we provided a dedicated broadcast audio mix to our pals at @lotech.media who were live-streaming the event.

The full event remains viewable on the Cawthron Science Institute’s website.

- About -

Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference.

Keynote address by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, with supporting presentation by Te Rerekohu Tuterangiwhiu.

“As adults we are leaving a chaotic legacy behind us, our inaction is creating a precarious future of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies. Yet there are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making.”

http://www.cawthron.org.nz/annual-lecture
Sound, lighting and AV duties for the 79th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture last week.

As well as the live components, we provided a dedicated broadcast audio mix to our pals at @lotech.media who were live-streaming the event.

The full event remains viewable on the Cawthron Science Institute’s website.

- About -

Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference.

Keynote address by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, with supporting presentation by Te Rerekohu Tuterangiwhiu.

“As adults we are leaving a chaotic legacy behind us, our inaction is creating a precarious future of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies. Yet there are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making.”

http://www.cawthron.org.nz/annual-lecture
Sound, lighting and AV duties for the 79th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture last week.

As well as the live components, we provided a dedicated broadcast audio mix to our pals at @lotech.media who were live-streaming the event.

The full event remains viewable on the Cawthron Science Institute’s website.

- About -

Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference.

Keynote address by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, with supporting presentation by Te Rerekohu Tuterangiwhiu.

“As adults we are leaving a chaotic legacy behind us, our inaction is creating a precarious future of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies. Yet there are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making.”

http://www.cawthron.org.nz/annual-lecture
Sound, lighting and AV duties for the 79th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture last week. As well as the live components, we provided a dedicated broadcast audio mix to our pals at @lotech.media who were live-streaming the event. The full event remains viewable on the Cawthron Science Institute’s website. - About - Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference. Keynote address by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, with supporting presentation by Te Rerekohu Tuterangiwhiu. “As adults we are leaving a chaotic legacy behind us, our inaction is creating a precarious future of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies. Yet there are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making.” http://www.cawthron.org.nz/annual-lecture
1 month ago
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16/16
First run with the new NCMA lighting rig, and we couldn’t help but throw a couple of hues around.

Shout out to the Nelson School Of Music Endowment Trust for unlocking the funds to make this upgrade possible - along with a few more packages yet to arrive!.
First run with the new NCMA lighting rig, and we couldn’t help but throw a couple of hues around.

Shout out to the Nelson School Of Music Endowment Trust for unlocking the funds to make this upgrade possible - along with a few more packages yet to arrive!.
First run with the new NCMA lighting rig, and we couldn’t help but throw a couple of hues around. Shout out to the Nelson School Of Music Endowment Trust for unlocking the funds to make this upgrade possible - along with a few more packages yet to arrive!.
2 days ago
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1/12
Finally, a slither of down-time to make progress with the @nelsoncentreofmusicalarts lighting upgrade.

Really looking forward to throwing some colour around the joint. What colours/combos would you like to see the stage lit up in?
Finally, a slither of down-time to make progress with the @nelsoncentreofmusicalarts lighting upgrade. Really looking forward to throwing some colour around the joint. What colours/combos would you like to see the stage lit up in?
3 days ago
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2/12
The inaugural @commotion.youth.music.colab held over the weekend was AMAZING!!!
🎤🥁🎸🪗🎼🎧🔥🔥🤘🏻🤘🏻

50 secondary students, and a raft of leading NZ and Whakatū music performers, song-writers, producers, engineers, administrators and all-round smarty-pants descended on NMIT’s G-Block for a dense programme of workshops, discussions, demo recording sessions and a showcase concert - the purpose - saturate the the minds of the next generation with practical advice, to arm them for success as musical artists.

The place was buzzing from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to look after the live room with some supplementary equipment, engineering, and run a couple of sessions on how performers can positively influence the quality of their live sound.

What a rad bunch, the whole lot, genuinely. 
Go well to all the attendee’s in putting what you learned to effect, and Big-ups to Emily and Scott, for pulling this all together. Ka mau te wehi!
The inaugural @commotion.youth.music.colab held over the weekend was AMAZING!!!
🎤🥁🎸🪗🎼🎧🔥🔥🤘🏻🤘🏻

50 secondary students, and a raft of leading NZ and Whakatū music performers, song-writers, producers, engineers, administrators and all-round smarty-pants descended on NMIT’s G-Block for a dense programme of workshops, discussions, demo recording sessions and a showcase concert - the purpose - saturate the the minds of the next generation with practical advice, to arm them for success as musical artists.

The place was buzzing from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to look after the live room with some supplementary equipment, engineering, and run a couple of sessions on how performers can positively influence the quality of their live sound.

What a rad bunch, the whole lot, genuinely. 
Go well to all the attendee’s in putting what you learned to effect, and Big-ups to Emily and Scott, for pulling this all together. Ka mau te wehi!
The inaugural @commotion.youth.music.colab held over the weekend was AMAZING!!! 🎤🥁🎸🪗🎼🎧🔥🔥🤘🏻🤘🏻 50 secondary students, and a raft of leading NZ and Whakatū music performers, song-writers, producers, engineers, administrators and all-round smarty-pants descended on NMIT’s G-Block for a dense programme of workshops, discussions, demo recording sessions and a showcase concert - the purpose - saturate the the minds of the next generation with practical advice, to arm them for success as musical artists. The place was buzzing from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure to be invited along to look after the live room with some supplementary equipment, engineering, and run a couple of sessions on how performers can positively influence the quality of their live sound. What a rad bunch, the whole lot, genuinely. Go well to all the attendee’s in putting what you learned to effect, and Big-ups to Emily and Scott, for pulling this all together. Ka mau te wehi!
5 days ago
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3/12
Floor laying and Lighting prep for Gillian Francis’ Ballet, Coppélia 🩰 

It’s fantastic to have this lot in, as perhaps Nelson’s most Covid-affected production, which has been repeatedly postponed since 2020! #knockitoff
Floor laying and Lighting prep for Gillian Francis’ Ballet, Coppélia 🩰 It’s fantastic to have this lot in, as perhaps Nelson’s most Covid-affected production, which has been repeatedly postponed since 2020! #knockitoff
1 week ago
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4/12
Congratulations to Whakatū legends, Miles and Margarita Jackson who are celebrating 50 years of their musical and life partnership!!
Congratulations to Whakatū legends, Miles and Margarita Jackson who are celebrating 50 years of their musical and life partnership!!
2 weeks ago
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5/12
Thanks for a beautiful show, @troykingi & @delaney_davidson.
It was well worth the wait.
Thanks for a beautiful show, @troykingi & @delaney_davidson. It was well worth the wait.
2 weeks ago
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6/12
Catharsis in action!!

Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events.

While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too.

@sarinmods 
@tomtomproductionsnz
@simo.h_ 
@nick_davidsen
Catharsis in action!!

Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events.

While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too.

@sarinmods 
@tomtomproductionsnz
@simo.h_ 
@nick_davidsen
Catharsis in action!!

Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events.

While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too.

@sarinmods 
@tomtomproductionsnz
@simo.h_ 
@nick_davidsen
Catharsis in action!! Pack in for @troykingi and @delaney_davidson, a show which we had set up on this very stage nearly a year ago, when the news of a national lock-down broke. With audience gathering in the foyer, the show was postponed, and pack-out began, a somber marker to what became a near 5-month hiatus in working on live events. While we’re not out of the woods Covid-wise, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome these awesome people back to the venue. To finally see the show will be great, yes, but there’s some serious closure points on offer too. @sarinmods @tomtomproductionsnz @simo.h_ @nick_davidsen
2 weeks ago
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7/12
Good vibes in the wings with @anitawiglit!
Good vibes in the wings with @anitawiglit!
2 weeks ago
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8/12
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. 

Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. 

It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

#taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
Yesterday was very special, to support @arianatikao and Bob Bickerton for the debut of their new work as the duo Muriwai. Their performance was a journey of ages past and a peer into the future, featuring original waiata and soundscapes utilizing live looping to layer and showcase the diverse range of tones and textures of Taonga Puoro, traditional Māori instruments. It was an aural feast, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of. #taongapuoro #waiata #harp #livelooping #muriwai
2 weeks ago
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9/12
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
Backstage for the fit-up of @footnotenzdance ‘DRY SPELL’ in @theatreroyalnelson - The first specified design in since we returned to live events. Good fun with a great team - and so far an appropriate amount of challenges!
2 weeks ago
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10/12
Check out ‘Louise’, an absolutely beautiful @eartrumpetlabs microphone, belonging to today’s NCMA Lunchtime concert artist, Polly and the Minstrel.

#chefskiss 😚🤌🏻
#microphone #microphones #condensor #singlemic #eartrumpetlabs #louise #audioengineering #livesound #venuetech #whakatu #nelsontasmannz
Check out ‘Louise’, an absolutely beautiful @eartrumpetlabs microphone, belonging to today’s NCMA Lunchtime concert artist, Polly and the Minstrel. #chefskiss 😚🤌🏻 #microphone #microphones #condensor #singlemic #eartrumpetlabs #louise #audioengineering #livesound #venuetech #whakatu #nelsontasmannz
3 weeks ago
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11/12
Loving this ear protection from @phonak 

Comfortable, discrete and really nice sounding - considering it’s taking a whole bunch of unnecessary energy out of what reaches your ears. 

So impressed, we picked up a set of these ear plugs for each of our team members from our pal Jackie at #littlebirdaudiology

While you won’t find us wearing them while on sound engineering duties, they’re great to pop in any other time when SPL’s start getting up and it’s not critical to be exposed.

Compared to a typical foam plug, the top end is really natural which means you can still communicate with others, and hear a lot of high frequency detail, just at a lower level.  It’s a genuine attenuation, rather than the sense of isolation, which is amazing.

Shows are loud, it’s often challenging for them to be anything but. 

Whether you’re onstage, backstage or in an audience, these are a great tool to look after your one set of ears, so they will go the distance. 

#hearingprotection #lookafteryourears
Loving this ear protection from @phonak Comfortable, discrete and really nice sounding - considering it’s taking a whole bunch of unnecessary energy out of what reaches your ears. So impressed, we picked up a set of these ear plugs for each of our team members from our pal Jackie at #littlebirdaudiology While you won’t find us wearing them while on sound engineering duties, they’re great to pop in any other time when SPL’s start getting up and it’s not critical to be exposed. Compared to a typical foam plug, the top end is really natural which means you can still communicate with others, and hear a lot of high frequency detail, just at a lower level. It’s a genuine attenuation, rather than the sense of isolation, which is amazing. Shows are loud, it’s often challenging for them to be anything but. Whether you’re onstage, backstage or in an audience, these are a great tool to look after your one set of ears, so they will go the distance. #hearingprotection #lookafteryourears
3 weeks ago
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12/12