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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...

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...

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...

March 23, 2017

After working on-off with a band for a while, the drummer, Paul, left us this:

"Chris knows his stuff, is a great guy, and will go the extra mile. We were a 5-piece rock band playing WMC's and needed a sound engineer - Chris not only did the engineering...

March 22, 2017

It's been a little quiet here, though we've still been busy.

We provided a small setup for SheFest on the Moor in Sheffield. Even without subwoofers, the main speakers provided plenty of punch. There was a variety of acts, including dancers, singer-songw...

October 13, 2016

Well, I've been busy recently.

I couldn't make a particular event near Barnsley, but after talking to Martyn, we decided to do a test setup the weekend before. The equipment hadn't been used for some time, so a refresher course on how to set it all up wa...

October 10, 2016

The Red Deer is an old favourite for us - excellent food, great drinks, and a lovely team of staff. Recently, Martin Jackson passed through, playing a fantastic mix of covers and mash-ups. We discussed mic choices and got his guitar sounding just so, an...

August 7, 2016

Weddings are always nice to provide sound for - there's plenty of space and time to set up, and the potential for cake later on. We love doing weddings (and gigs in general, but weddings have cake). This particular wedding was at the Upper House in Hayf...

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