During the first quarter of 2014, SGM’s new Q-7 W white LED wash blind strobe made its first appearance at several large German productions.
It all started back in February with 12 Q-7 W utilised for the Finnish band Sunrise Avenue – for their gold album ‘Unholy Ground’ tour and for lead singer Samu Haber’s special performance at a popular talent show.
Shortly afterwards, the German LEA Awards were equipped with 48 of the powerful cool white Q-7 W. Each year the Live Entertainment Awards are presented during Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt’s Festhalle, and as sole supplier for the event, PRG (Production Resource Group) presented a complex stage design showcasing the highest technical levels of light and sound. The Q-7 W put on an outstanding performance functioning as a blinder providing total whiteouts for up to 13,500 visitors of the hall.
Meanwhile, at Prolight+Sound itself, 22 units were rigged at the SGM stand and another 12 units installed for the Agora stages. Over the four-day course of the show numerous bands played at the Agora stages with the highlight being the performance of Toto singer Bobby Kimball during the SGM party.
Next up was the German music award Echo, which was also packed with SGM fixtures. In addition to P-5 wash lights and SixPack blinders, 48 Q-7 W were deployed on the main stage. The awards show was broadcast to 4.2 million viewers and received performances by top artists such as Shakira, Kylie Minogue and James Blunt.
Rounding up a successful first quarter for the Q-7 W in Germany was the most popular event of all … the German TV show, Pop Idol. Once again a large array, consisting of 32 powerful fixtures, was put to great effect at the show’s finale for a large live audience and almost 4 million TV viewers.