Hollywood, CA (March 4, 2010)–QSC Audio K-Series system has been installed in the rehearsal studio/showroom of Band From TV, a band of celebrities that plays charity events.
Drummer Greg Grunberg is a veteran television actor who’s appeared in Alias and Felicity, and he’s currently starring in the NBC show Heroes. Band From TV is rounded out by Grunberg’s friends, James Denton (guitar), currently starring in ABC’s Desperate Housewives; Bob Guiney (vocals), who appeared on The Bachelor and is currently seen on TLC’s Date My House; and Jesse Spencer (violin) currently starring in the FOX series House. Rounding out the band are musicians Chris Kelley, Barry Sarna, Jon Sarna, Chris Mostert and child-star-turned-bass-player Brad Savage.
“My oldest son has epilepsy and I saw this band as a wonderful vehicle to help raise money for the National Epilepsy Foundation,” comments Grunberg. “Having band mates who also happen to be in some of the most popular shows on television creates an amazing opportunity to really reach out to our fans to help support these wonderful causes.”
Grunberg states that Band From TV “has raised over $2 million in the last three years for the various charities that we represent,” including The Conservation Fund, The Art of Elysium, the Child Abuse Prevention Program, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and The Indiana University-Kenya Partnership. Support for additional charitable organizations are in the works. Continuing, Grunberg states, “You cannot play with our band without giving us a charity to donate to, and every time we play, each celebrity gets to donate, at least, ten grand to a charity.”
Grunberg continues, “QSC Audio, Sears, Lowes, etc., love what we’re doing, they love the fact that we support the charities that they support and they are able to help us out with what we need, which helps so many people.”
Grunberg states, “We just recently completed this really cool place we call the Band From TV Showroom. For the past three years, we had a lock-out rehearsal space that we’d pay way too much for, but the key for us was to leave our equipment, come in a flip one switch and play. But we never had the great sound. But now that we’ve built our own space, we literally wanted – and I know this is going to sound like a commercial – the absolute best sound possible.” While the Band From TV Showroom will be used primarily as a rehearsal space, it’s has also been designed to be used to host small charity events of over 100 guests.
Grunberg continues, “In investigating all of the great products out there, after going to every leading retailer throughout all of Los Angeles, every sales person would say, ‘you could go with this or with that brand, but if you really wanted to step-it-up, you should get a QSC K-Series System.’ I’m not kidding you – that happened at least six times; three times to me, and three times to Brad Savage, our bassist! It was obvious. We were going to get the QSC Audio K-Series.”
Two QSC Audio K-10’s are suspended from the ceiling trusses, which provide the majority of the vocal foldback for all of the band members on stage, with two K-Subs providing low-end. Two QSC K-8’s are used as stage monitors, with one of the K-8’s handling triple duty by providing foldback to Grunberg, the percussionist and the bassist, with the second K-8 providing foldback to “the musicians up front and the back-up singers,” he states.
Grunberg continues, “I don’t use in-ear monitors, therefore I really need clear sound around me.” Since Band From TV is a big band, with sometimes over 12 musicians onstage, Grunberg points out, “I need to have a clean mix, and I have to hear all the vocal cues, horns, fiddle, and the timing has to be right. The wedge I use has to have a really good mix for me and the K-8 delivers.”
With so many musicians onstage, Band From TV really puts the K-Series loudspeakers through the paces. “QSC can take much, much more than any other amp or loudspeaker that I’ve listened to,” states Grunberg. “And the K-Series are capable of handling much more signal, which keeping it clean without distortion.”
And what does the future hold for Band From TV? “We have a lot of gigs coming up in 2010,” states Grunberg, “and this studio is the one thing that we have finally done for ourselves in the three years we have been together as a band. And it’s going to generate so much money for the Charities. Thank you to everybody from QSC Audio for helping us.”
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