Latin “King of Bachata” Romeo Santos’ sell-out show at O2 Academy Brixton was the 12th ZEROdB Live produced show to win an award. It marked our first move into Latin event production.
London was the last stop for Latin Chart topping Romeo, and his entourage of musicians, technicians and management on a multi-date European tour. ZEROdB Lives Production Manager Rob Stanley was determined to make the London show the best date in Europe.
“At the advance stage I looked at their small and big touring productions and requirements, and created our own ‘O2 Academy Brixton Compatible’ variant of the show. We upgraded the lighting and video to the latest fixtures and hi-resolution screen, whilst still retaining the familiar control as per the South American rider. I’d heard horror stories from the previous European show where some clever production manager interpreted the rider wrong. On the day the engineers would turn up and have to learn a whole new control system, adding an unnecessary layer of stress to the day.
I did exactly the same for sound, we used the latest d&b V-Series, but with familiar Digidesign desks.”
This strategy paid off. European Travel delays and impromptu London road closures delayed the touring engineers until past doors.
“Normally I’d be scared being so late to a gig” comments Monitor Engineer Javier Morales. “But I knew I could just load my show file from back home and all would be just where we needed it to be. I even enjoyed my unplanned ‘sightseeing’ trip round London!”
Despite the travel challenges, Romeo and his musicians literally arrived and headed straight for the stage, winning the coveted Latin UK Association award for “Best Concert By International Artist of the Year”.
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