Welsh Indie rock band Catfish & The Bottlemen recently played two sold out shows at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to finish a successful run of shows around the UK. LD Scott Galloway provided the sparkle for the tour using an Avolites Tiger Touch II.
Galloway created a “compact but punchy” show using a package from Nitelites, including 6 Chauvet Slimpar Pro’s, 4 Martin Atomics, 8 2-cell blinders, and 8 Clay Paky Sharpys.
Though he has toured with Avolites consoles since 2012, this was Galloway’s first show using the Tiger Touch II. He had to be creative with his show design as he was limited on colours. “When I came onboard the band requested I only use red as a stage wash, which can make it difficult creating separate looks for every song,” he explains.
“It can be really interesting to see what you can do when you’re limited to using just one colour,” Galloway continues. “The band have a massive sound and are so energetic on stage that I just wanted to be able to mimic that with the show. The crowd love to sing along at these shows and the band love to hear them, so there’s a lot of crowd blinder moments.”
Describing his experience with the console, Galloway said that “The Tiger Touch II is great. With 4 DMX outputs & 20 playback faders, it takes up so little room at FOH and in the trailer. Everything is where I need it during the gig as this show is split 50/50 pre-programmed and live busking.”
Galloway used Titan V8 for the show, and was impressed at the usability of the interface. “When you are pushed for time and adding house rigs into your show every day, things can get messy quickly. I had no such issues with Titan - I just love how fast and simple the interface is. Avolites was always going to be my choice.”
Catfish & The Bottlemen will be back in the UK for a busy summer festival run before closing out the year with two nights at O2 Academy Brixton in November.