South African Music Award (SAMA) winning country music duo, The Campbells, recently purchased 10 Robe ClubScan 250 CTs to upgrade lighting for their stage show, which were supplied by Robe's Johannesburg-based South African distributor, DWR.
Brothers, Tony and Harry Campbell's "Mamma Maria" album won a coveted 2010 SAMA for Best Sokkie Dance Album. They perform around 120 shows a year, and their profile and popularity has rocketed since winning the award.
From Mondays to Thursdays they are busy with various projects in their studio, and weekends are reserved for touring. They and their 2 crew travel over 50,000 kilometres a year throughout South Africa, crossing the borders to reach fans in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, etc., and have also performed internationally including in Australia.
Live performance is a key medium for them to reach their audience, and having a good stage show and the right supporting technology is vital to each appearance into which they put considerable energy.
They tour their own sound, lighting and AV gear. For many years their kit included Futurelight scanners, a brand originally made by Robe as an OEM product. These "Never let us down,” explained Tony Campbell, explaining that they decided to convert all their scanners to Robe, primarily for "Reliability".
The ClubScan 250 CTs are ideal due to their compact size. “They emit a lot of light in a small, highly versatile package,” says Campbell, adding “Most scanners have similar functions, but these Robe fixtures do all the basics so well plus so much more".
Their current lighting rig includes 4 PAR 64s with colour correction filters for front white lighting, with the ten new Robe ClubScan 250 CTs positioned behind and used for ambient and effects lighting. They also bought a new hazer, which really enhances the lighting. Lighting and AV is controlled by Show Magic software.
The Campbells first visited DWR Distribution for a mirror replacement part last year, and returned due to the friendly and efficient service, where their account was handled by Dan Riley.
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