Vancouver foursome tour Europe with newly purchased S21 consoles
Acclaimed Canadian pop/rock quartet Marianas Trench kicked off their début European tour at the end of September with production support from Entec Sound & Light.
Fronted by lead vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Josh Ramsay, the Vancouver band are performing at clubs and theatres including Manchester’s Sound Control, the O2 Academy in both Birmingham and Islington, before heading over to European venues such as Amsterdam’s Paradiso and Les Etoiles in Paris.
Entec’s role on the tour came via an interesting route. The company was recommended by Phil McDonnell, the founder of Horizon Entertainment Cargo and co-founder of the new bus firm CSUK, which provided one of its impressive vehicles for the tour. “Through a contact in America, I was asked to assemble the production for the band’s European tour and I didn’t hesitate to put Entec’s name forward,” said McDonnell.
“I was a production manager for many years before I started Horizon and started using Entec in 1975 for acts like Van Morrison and Rory Gallagher. Very rarely have I gone anywhere else because in all that time, they’ve never let me down and they’ve always been fantastic people to deal with.”