Testimonials

Nice things clients have said about SSE Audio Group..

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

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I mixed Aussie Floyd in the Apollo last night, and have to say the PA install is superb... Atte (Heinonen), the system guy, couldn’t have been more helpful, so all in all we had a great show and the system was a pleasure to use. Please pass this on to all involved with the install, thanks again.

Trevor Gilligan, FOH Engineer, Aussie Floyd

Travis at V Festival 2016

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Just a wee note to say thanks for the weekend. It was great to see you all again and after spending a lot of time going through festivals with other PA companies, SSE are the the best. You made the days so easy and they sounded great.

The way my file was ready on Day 2, all patched, really puts you at ease and makes a big difference to the quality of the show.

Thanks again

Chris Courtney, Monitor Engineer, Travis

 

‘A View from the top’ in PSN Europe August 2016

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Spandau Ballet, who I was PM for last year on their world run, used a K1 system supplied by SSE Hire, and it was excellent. Robbie McGrath mixed FOH on that tour and he flew the PA way upstage vertically in line with the drum riser, which was behind the band, so it allowed way more seats to be sold at the sides of the stage, therefore generating a lot of extra revenue in ticket sales for the band. Robbie would time-align the system each day so the band could perform in front of the PA, plus sell more tickets - and it was a great result.

Pentatonix are a younger act I look after, and they have just been out in Europe using a K2 system also supplied by SSE. The venues were mid-sized, as in the Zénith in Paris and Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. The K2 worked perfectly for this size of venue. SSE can take a bow for an excellent job on both of these tours.

Phay Mac Mahon, production manager in ‘A View from the top’ for PSN Europe

For more info on the Spandau Ballet tour see SSE Hire News story:
Spandau Ballet - Soul Boys of the Western World

Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

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Thanks to the superb SSE crew on the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival!  PA was great!  Coverage and audio quality throughout the venue was top class.  Had a very enjoyable time mixing show two of four filling in at FOH for Imelda May. Crew made it easy! Thanks!

Denis Powell, FOH Engineer.

Latitude Festival 2016

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The SSE team consistently perform for me at many of my festival sites but at Latitude especially. The complexity of the different styles of performance (music, comedy, theatre, film and dance for example) make it more challenging than many festivals but SSE not only rise to that challenge but succeed too. 

Melvin Benn, Latitude Festival Promotor, Festival Rupublic

Latitude Festival 2016 - Bill Bailey on the Comedy Stage

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Latitude was our first Comedy Stage of the festival season, it's a small stage with a big heart.  Our full stage plot was swiftly changed over and patched by SSE alongside Rachel King and her team, which was no mean feat.

Sound check issues with our headsets were solved by SSE's Chris Vass. Many thanks for his knowledge and guidance. I carried his solution forward to all our subsequent festival shows. 

 All communications with SSE via Dan Bennett prior to the show were top notch, thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Al Ashford, Bill Bailey - Technical Production

Latitude Festival 2016 - Sadler's Wells on the Waterfront Stage

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This was my second year working on the Waterfront at Latitude festival with SSE Audio Group.

 SSE Hire excel in both putting together a system capable of meeting requirements and engineering/running the stage efficiently with an excellent approach and attitude.  The quality of work is always very high and the guys were always happy to assist and provide where necessary.

 The system was perfectly aligned on a stage that is observed from all sides; SSE delivered with a great deal of efficiency and professionalism.

 Wonderful system and team and I look forward to working with you guys again.

 Tom Pritchard, Sadler’s Wells

Latitude Festival 2016 - Sturgill Simpson on the Obelisk stage

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Multi act festival lineups are terrifying for people like me. Too many artists and too much equipment. I tour manage an artist who is breaking in a big way in the US but is only just starting to get attention in the UK.

We arrive at Latitude 2016 very early in the morning on the last day of the festival. There are strange lighting rigs to work around. There are set pieces that really don’t belong on the stage… Today is probably going to be difficult.

Then there’s the SSE crew who amazingly have our stage plot and input list. They know we have our own consoles. Even more amazing is that they’ve actually looked at our rider and have a plan. The plan they say is good and therefore it will work. They actually do give a shit and even though we are way down at the bottom of the bill are gracious enough to accommodate our last minute changes on our inputs. Then they patch our lines PERFECTLY. Everything works exactly as it should.

“Throw & Go” is never fun but that sunny afternoon on the Obelisk stage, SSE made our show happen and happen exactly as it should.

Best festival day ever.

Philip Clark, Tour Manager, Sturgill Simpson

The Maccabees at Latitude 2016

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The Maccabees were excited to be asked to headline their first major UK festival this year - Latitude 2016. 

Excitement turned to nerves as time got nearer to the big day, but were soothed in the knowledge that we would have SSE to look after us when we arrived - and they were quashed when we had seamless integration between out touring package and the SSE supplied festival system. Friendly and helpful, the SSE crew invited us into their world and made us feel welcome - and even supplied Chocolate HobNobs as per our rider…

It was a great day, a great show, shared with great people. Many thanks!

Derek Fudge, Production Manager, The Maccabees

Red Bull Culture Clash 2016

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Just a note from Dom & I to say a HUGE thank you.

The whole Culture Clash project was a monster and there is no chance we could have done it without all of your input. The show itself was a huge success and Red Bull are over the moon with the feedback and reviews etc that are coming in on line.

Hew Belgrave, Senior Event Producer, Smyle TV

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