Nov 01, 2000


Soundcraft Has a Ball in Memphis

--Concert Services of Jackson, Tennessee employed a new 32-channel Soundcraft Series TWO console to mix front-of-house sound for the recent ‘2000 Blues Ball’ held at the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in late September. Russ Kirkland, former house engineer for Carl Perkins and owner of Concert Services, used his Series TWO on the event’s ‘gold stage’, which featured performances from Jerry Lee Lewis, The BarKays and several other notable acts.

“After using the Series TWO, I am definitely a Soundcraft man,” says Kirkland. “There are so many things that I love about it - the meterbridge, the flexibility, the pricing. I owned a 32-channel Soundcraft Delta console before this, and like it, the Series TWO has the same great British EQ that everybody loves. But, in many ways, this console is superior. Its footprint is even smaller, which is an important consideration when packing a truck. And the raking of the board is really clever. The Series TWO is proof that Soundcraft is certainly keeping up with the times.”

Kirkland is so pleased with his Series TWO that he is now planning to add another one - either a 24-channel or 40-channel - to Concert Sound’s console inventory.

Held on Saturday, September 23, Memphis’ 2000 Blues Ball was produced by Founder and General Chairman Pat Kerr Tigrett, stepmother of Hard Rock Café and House of Blues Founder Isaac Tigrett. An audience of several thousand, which included a number of Hollywood celebrities, gathered to watch performances and speeches by Bobby Blue Bland, Isaac Hayes, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Little Jimmy King and many other significant Memphis roots artists.

Soundcraft, a leading British manufacturer of high-end mixing consoles serving live, broadcast, theatre and recording markets, is distributed in the US by Harman Pro North America, a subsidiary of Harman International.

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