Claypaky’s multifunctional Mythos 2 delivers for Nothing But Thieves
Claypaky Mythos 2 fixtures have accompanied British alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves (NBT) on their extensive tour around Europe and the United States. The band’s long-term lighting designer Steve Bewley specified the Mythos 2 for the fixture’s versatility to help him to deliver a dramatic and dynamic set. “I’ve used Claypaky on many occasions and I knew the Mythos 2 would be a great fit for the NBT show,” says Bewley. “I needed a multi-functional hybrid light to get as many looks out of the rig as possible. I used them to create bold beam looks, as well as spot and wash looks throughout the show.” The Mythos 2 fixtures were rigged on both flown and floor trusses across the width of the stage, above and below the video screens. “The fixtures held their own against the video screen, and the white colours really punched through,” says Bewley.
“I needed fixtures bright enough to work in both the smaller venues and arenas we were touring.” Bewley works closely with the band during the design process. “They give me a brief, which I base my design on, and we develop it from there. They give me a lot of freedom in what I do. Knowing the music inside and out helps me build a beat-perfect show, which creates the drama fans have come to expect of an NBT show.” “We rigged the fixtures on straight trusses to create lines of uniform beams,” explains Bewley. These looks were supported by the fixture’s ‘pipe’ effect feature, a fixed 2.5° beam. “I used the gobos with the pipe function to further reduce the size of the iris to create laser-like shots of light.” LCR supplied the lighting for both the UK and European dates. “Ben Hodgkins and Jake Humphries at LCR and all of their crew did an amazing job. Thank you!” concludes Bewley.