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Chris Grimshaw is a long-time audio professional and HiFi enthusiast, who has written articles for Live Sound International Magazine and regularly participates in the LSI Roundtable series, where various issues in live sound are discussed with a number of other audio professionals.

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December 16, 2018

In December 2018, I provided sound for the Great Yorkshire Chorus Christmas Concert. The Great Yorkshire Chorus (GYC) is a 100-strong choir run by Maria, an experienced choirmaster. The concert was to feature choral covers of popular music, including lo...

June 13, 2018

Dronfield Arts Festival had it's first year in 2018, and I was very pleased to have the chance to help out with one of the biggest projects so far.

In total, there were three seperate PA systems running, ranging from a small setup at the Manor Gardens ju...

April 13, 2018

March was a rather busy month here at Grimshaw Audio, with plenty of gigs and some new speakers being built, which will be covered in another blog post.

First up was Glory Days, a Bruce Springsteen tribute act at Henighan's, in Bolton. The main PA speake...

February 13, 2018

Having had some quieter time to rest over Winter, things are starting up again.

After the Summer festivals, the Autumn months had some interesting gigs:

At Chicagos Rock Cafe in Hanley, SC3 performed. SC3 is formed of three of the original members of S-Cl...

July 5, 2017

Another busy week, but there's always time for a blog post.

After the fortnightly Open Mic on Wednesday at the Red Deer in Sheffield, I was up early to take the PA system up to Batley Bulldogs Rugby Stadium, where there was to be a gathering of pupils an...

June 22, 2017

Last weekend saw a small festival at the Broad Oak Bowling Club, where we provided sound for the day. A variety of acts played, ranging from rock and punk covers to a 1940s swing trio. The new subs saw use, this time as a centre cluster for wider disper...

June 9, 2017

It's been a busy few weeks here, so here's a rundown of what's been happening at Grimshaw Audio...

First up, we have a new set of subwoofers. Four down, four to go. These are similar to the ones mentioned in a previous post, but with a slightly different...

April 16, 2017

 We're only half-way through, but April has been busy.

To kick it off, we had Isembard's Wheel's launch of Common Ground, their latest album. The album had been long in the making, including five live tracks that we recorded at the University Arms in She...

June 22, 2016

Well, its been busy recently. With the Three Valleys Beer Festival rapidly approaching, the 21" P-Audio driver was given a home, with a similar cabinet design to the compact 15" subs. With such a powerful driver, plenty of bracing was needed to ensure t...

April 27, 2016

Sunday the 17th of April saw the launch of Fran Wyburn and the Indigos' new EP, Postcards. Joining them were Molly Anna Band, and Isembard's Wheel. Fran's band featured intricate three-way harmonies, two guitars, and a harmonium; while Molly Anna Band h...

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