Rock quintet Sound Driver have been using Shure products on their latest tour, which has taken them to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and Sydney Harbour Bridge, with a number of abnormal destinations to follow.
To achieve this feat, they have put their faith in products that are not only easy to transport, but can withstand extreme conditions, something that is not usually a requirement for musical gear. Shure were made responsible for providing PSM 600 receivers and transmitters for wireless in-ear monitoring, microphones and PA systems, as well as a UHF-R series wireless system for lead singer Chad Marriott.
“We’re delighted to have been able to help the band with this incredible achievement,” said Peter James, managing director of Shure Distribution UK. “It’s challenging enough to just climb Kilimanjaro, but gigging when you reach the summit takes an extra special effort and massive determination.”
The band had little problem carrying a set of lightweight QSC K8 loudspeakers up one of the world’s largest mountains and found that they produced excellent sound, due to the 1000W class D amplifiers.Article continues below
Sound Driver have been on the tour raising awareness for The Smile Train charity and will be travelling to the great wall of China and Niagara Falls in the near future. The Chasing Rainbows tour began in October last year on the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. In the last decade, The Smile Train has funded more than half a million free surgeries for children in some of the world’s poorest countries.