Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi
party at the House of Blues
Houston grand opening using
Sennheiser’s SKM 935 G2
handheld vocal microphones
paired with EM 550 receivers.
Houston, TX (February 27, 2009)–House of Blues Houston opened recently, revealing a 43,000 sq. ft. facility sporting an array of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones.
Each of the dozen House of Blues venues across the country – Anaheim, Atlantic City, Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach, San Diego, Orlando, and now Houston – feature house PA systems that include an extensive selection of Sennheiser products. The equipment list at each House of Blues venue includes multiple e 901, e 902, e 904, e 905, e 906, e 908B, e 914, e 614, MD 421 II, MKH 60 and MKH 70 wired microphones for amplified and acoustic instruments. Wired vocal microphones include e 865 condensers, dynamic e 935s and e 945s, as well as Neumann KMS 104 and KMS 105 condenser mics. Two pairs of HD 280 Pro headphones are used for monitoring.
Sennheiser evolution wireless systems at each venue include eight SKM 935 G2 handheld vocal microphones, plus four EM 550 G2 true diversity twin receivers. evolution wireless ew 300 IEM G2 personal monitor set-ups with an A 5000 CP circularly polarized antenna round out the RF setup.
According to Brady Campbell, production manager for House of Blues Houston, “The quality of Sennheiser’s microphones just brings out the quality of the PA. It sounds like you’re listening to a really good home stereo, that’s how crystal clear everything is. And the wireless mics are perfect. At this point I wouldn’t go with anything but Sennheiser for wireless. They just have a superior product as far as I’m concerned.”
The upcoming concert slate for House of Blues Houston includes The Pretenders, Jesse McCartney, Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, Jonny Lang with Sharon Little, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Katy Perry with Alpha Beat, O.A.R. with Eric Hutchinson, Gov’t Mule & The Disco Biscuits, and more.