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Toby Alington celebrates API Award success

Daniel Gumble
Toby Alington celebrates API Award success

Having lead the audio broadcast for the 18th time at this year’s Brit Awards, not to mention handling the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert this summer, Toby Alington is now celebrating his second consecutive API Industry Excellence Awards success, scooping the Broadcast Engineer of the Year gong.

The past 12 months have seen Alington’s services put to use on a raft of prestigious events, such as Adele’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall show, the MTV Europe Music Awards and hit TV show The Voice, not forgetting the small matter of the aforementioned Diamond Jubilee concert.

Alington’s latest API Award success marks the second consecutive year that he has been recognised by the industry for his extraordinary contribution to broadcast and post production, picking up last year’s Studio Engineer of the Year Award. Commenting on his latest award, Alington said: ”With all my live television music work, I was delighted to pick up the Broadcast Engineer award for 2012. My huge thanks to the audio teams who worked on these shows over the last year, and to my great team at RSP (Richmond Studios Productions) for all their support and hard work.

“The pinnacle in terms of complexity was undoubtedly the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, and I have a huge number of people to thank for making that one work so successfully, and for keeping us on air for three hours! I’d also like to say a huge posthumous thank you to the wonderful Keith Grant who died earlier this year – a great engineer, teacher, mentor and friend for the past 30 years.

“Let’s see what the artists have to give to us all in the coming year, and I will do my best to live up to the accolade of Best Broadcast Engineer – high praise indeed!”

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For a complete rundown of Alington’s work over the past 12 months, please see below:

Aug 2011              The 99, Endemol UK, animation soundtrack: TV
Aug                        Gianna Nannini, Arena di Verona: DVD & TV
Sept                       Adele, live at the Royal Albert Hall: CD, DVD, Cinema, TV
Oct                         Blackmore’s Night, York Grand Opera House: CD, DVD
Oct                         Rebecca Fergusson, various live tracks, CD, promo
Oct                         Westlife, Proms in the Park remix: CD
Oct                         MTV Europe Music Awards, Belfast: TV
Nov                        Children in Needs Rocks Manchester, MENA: TV
Dec                        Alfie Boe, Royal Festival Hall: DVD, Cinema, TV

Jan 2012               The Voice UK (through to June), TVC, Fountain & Elstree studios: TV
Feb                        The BRIT Awards, O2 Arena: TV
June                      Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, QVM: TV
June                      Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Theatre Tour: Download/CD
June                      MTV World Stage, Gothenburg: TV
July                        Singin’ in the Rain cast album, Angel/RSP: CD
July                        Romeo & Juliet, York House Gardens: DVD
Sept                       Dalmore Constellation launch, London Heathrow: Web
Sept                       Jorge & Matheus, Royal Albert Hall: TV, DVD
Oct                         Classic BRIT Awards, Royal Albert Hall: TV

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