Gorgon City escape with Entec
Gorgon City The extended live Gorgon City experience gained many more new fans when they hit the highway in early 2019 for a short tour of the UK and Ireland, with lighting designer Andy Emmerson counting on Entec for his essential lighting package. Running one universe from an Avolites Tiger Touch and fader wing, Andy specified a floor package of six Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20s, six Solaris Flares and four Robe Pointes. Much of Andy’s design focused on silhouette work and he credited the Pointes’ superior beam and gobo effects for delivering these and other key looks.
He positioned a Solaris Flare behind each of the act’s three risers to further “accentuate the silhouettes, adding a lot of strobing and washes into the mix”, while an additional three Flares in front of the risers effected an extra dimension of moodiness to the singers’ presence. For the big London showcase at Printworks, a video wall was added to beef up the intensity. Liaising with Entec’s Noreen O’Riordan and Adam Stevenson, Andy’s lighting arsenal was a ‘dry hire’ that also included haze, smoke and a modest quantity of truss.