Saracens’ RUFC “Big Bash”
May got off to a flying start for Madhen. The first booking of the month took us to Allianz Park, North London, home to Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens for their end of season awards celebrations. The evening was split into two parts, with our first set performed on the pitch stage as the crowds welcomed home the team from their victorious away match at Worcester Warriors. Following the awards, for Player of the Year amongst others, we then moved to a second stage inside where the party continued for players, club officials and VIP guests.
The only frustration for us was that we weren’t able to be in two places at the same time, as only a few days earlier, following their historic win of the football Premier league we were asked if we could play at Leicester City that same evening! What a party that would have been! Still we’re very proud to be asked to party with the very best in UK sport, regardless of the shape of the ball!
So80’s, Badoo – Alton Towers
Madhen enjoyed playing an afternoon gig at Alton Towers earlier this month for Badoo, a “dating-focused social networking service”. The stage was set in front of a roller disco rink and we performed our exclusively 1980’s set (suitably attired in costumes of the decade of course) to skaters of every level of ability, and indeed inability.
Catering for noise restrictions
The venue was in the middle of the theme park and had a fairly restrictive noise limit. However the band arrived with electronic drums and amplifier-less setups for guitars meaning the only sound on stage was Helen and Matthew’s voices. This allows our sound engineer to fully control the volume through the PA system to suit the venue restrictions without worrying about the level of the instruments on stage.
HUSH with Madhen Party Band
Our new show HUSH takes this a step further. Every member of the audience receives a pair of wireless headphones with their own volume control to listen to the band through and the sound in the room becomes negligible as there is no PA… the neighbours don’t even need to know you’re having a party. Given enough notice we can even supply branded headphones with the client’s logo or tagline.
For more info about Madhen’s 80’s themed band “So80’s” or to discuss how we can offer practical solutions to manage noise levels at your venue get in touch today, or subscribe to our newsletter