This event was run by the CC Group, a black tie charity event held in the Hilton Hotel in Manchester city centre, with a performance from Lemar the award winning (2 Brit awards, Best Male solo artist, three MOBOS & Best Male, Best Urban Act too!) singer who has recently made a new album titled; ‘The Truth About Love.’ Playing alongside Lemar at this event was the phenomenal saxophonist Rosemary Quaye whose repertoire covers Jazz, Funky Jazz, Freestyle, Pop, Soul and Blues. Also playing was Manchester based singer/songwriter Kathryn Edwards and Manchester’s own Comedian of the year 2000 Justin Moorhouse. Other names that performed included Moss Side’s Andrew Bridge and actor Michael J Harte who has recently turned to singing as a profession.

The CC Group needed a reliable sound provider. Blacka Acoustics endeavoured to make this show a success by providing top quality products and staff, ensuring the show was spectacular from every angle. We started with a 7Kw sound system and a 2Kw monitor rig, this encompassed; 4 Blacka BS18 subwoofers, 4 Blacka TFR 1502L and the stage monitors were self manufactured; Blacka FRW 1201, six of these were used in total. For amplification We utilised, Crown VZ5002, Crown XTi 2000 and Crown itech 6000 & 8000, the signal processing was controlled by a DBX Driverack 480 and the power distribution for the stage/amplifiers and Front of House mix position was a 63 amp, 1 phase distribution rack. Other top quality equipment included the Allen & Heath Mix Wizard 16:4, BSS Opal Graphic equalizers, DBX 266XL compressors, Yamaha SPX990 (as reverb units) to the BSS 133 Di boxes. Playback was via a Tascam CD/MiniDisk player and the DJ used our ‘coffin case’ DJ setup, which included; 2 Pioneer CDJ-1000 mk3, 2 Technics SL1210’s mk5 and the world renowned Allen and Heath Xone:62.

Lemar and the other artists enjoyed the best radio microphones on the market, namely the Shure Beta58A giving absolute clear sound and signal at up to 105db before peaking. The whole event went spectacularly well and the CC Group were more than happy with the solution we provided, if you have an event coming up please get in touch and let us find a solution for you.

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