Music fans across the country continue to discover the unique sounds of RandB-tinged indie band Wet, who played dates across North America this fall using effects from Elation Professional colour-changing ACL 360 Bar battens as powerful visual accompaniment. Touring in support of their debut album "Don’t You,” released earlier in the year, the Brooklyn-based trio plays an engaging and increasingly popular brand of music that mixes the genres of R&B, electronic, rock, and pop.
Lighting design for the tour was by Erich Meitzner and James Bailey, who used the ACL 360 Bars to stunning effect by creating dense, seemingly impenetrable walls of light that fully complemented the band’s unique sound.
The high-output ACL 360 Bars, which have seen use this past summer and into the fall in a wide variety of applications, are versatile colour-changing LED battens with seven 15W RGBW LEDs and narrow-beam output. Their 360-degree continuous rotation allows them to create dynamic moving effects that are not possible with conventional LED fixtures. "We wanted to create walls of light and the big wall look is my favorite look of the show,” stated Meitzner. ). "We went with the ACL 360 Bars so we could create the wall look with pixel mapping.”
Meitzner was thoroughly satisfied with the tour, calling it a "blast” and expressing his desire to continue to work with the band. Equipment for the tour was supplied by Michael Brammer of Special Event Services of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with additional equipment for a show at Fonda Theatre in Hollywood supplied by Nicole Barnes at Felix Lighting.
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