West London rental specialist Entec is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Scantlebury as its new Head of Sound, effective immediately.
Dan, who has joined after several years with Manchester-based dbnAudile as a senior project manager, says: “It was time for a new challenge and an incredible opportunity like this does not come along very often, so I’m thrilled. I’ve always respected Entec for its approach to business as well as its impressive history, and moving south to be closer to my family was also a consideration.”
Entering the live industry at 17 as a touring audio freelancer, Dan later became a full time system tech for dbnAudile, eventually coming off the road to assume the position of senior project manager. He comments: “I did a lot of festivals with them every year and I particularly enjoyed running the audio for Boardmasters, rigging the system and mixing at front of house for a main stage audience of 50,000. That was my showcase project for dbnAudile along with being on the team that handled a system installation at Printworks in London.”
The news of Dan’s appointment coincides with another major move for the company’s sound department. A committed d&b rental house since 1995, Entec recently invested in the brand’s latest generation SL-Series with the purchase of 50 KSL line array loudspeakers – 28 KSL 8 (80° dispersion), four KSL 12 (120°) and 18 cardioid SL-Subs – for medium to large applications.
Making its début with Entec on Van Morrison’s autumn UK tour, this investment follows the company’s exposure to the SL range whilst working on Gorillaz’ most recent tours, Humanz Live and The Now-Now, in partnership with Colorado’s Brown Note Productions.