London (May 16, 2007)–Britannia Row Productions’ Outline Butterfly system was used on James Taylor’s “One Man Band” UK tour throughout April. A total of 24 Hi-pack and four Subtech 218, with relative Outline T series amplification were part of the PA, along with a pair of compact DVS 8 monitors were used on front-fill chores.
David Lombardi (left) and FOH engineer David Morgan made use of an Outline Butterfly PA on James Taylor’s recent UK tour.David Lombardi, PA man and head of audio on the tour, remarked, “It was a great challenge; I had twenty-four Butterfly and two DVS 8s controlled by two Dolby Lake units and had to change the rig’s set-up ten times in 12 different venues, but the system responded fantastically. As it was an acoustic concert, it was fundamental for the vocals and guitar to be clear and up-front everywhere in the theater, from the front stalls to the last row in the circle. Expert FOH engineer David Morgan and James Taylor himself were overjoyed with Brit Row’s new Butterfly.
The same system has been used during the last two months on tours by Amy Winehouse through the UK and Cliff Richard throughout Europe; currently, the system is out in Europe with the Pet Shop Boys and will soon be supporting gigs by Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Pink Martini and Biffy Clyro Editors at London’s ‘Roundhouse’.