In demand lighting and production designer Steven Bewley selected the award-winning Claypaky Mythos and Sharpy to create signature lighting looks for alternative rock band 'Nothing But Thieves' on their debut album tour, which ended with a sensational show at London's iconic o2 Academy Brixton.
For the tour's UK leg Bewley used 32 x Mythos and 10 x Sharpys from audio and lighting production specialist Nitelites.
"More and more bands are asking for lighting looks that create a strong visual impact across social media platforms," explains Bewley. "I was mindful of this when I took the reins on the design for 'Nothing But Thieves'. I programmed the show on my own set-up and sent them through videos on how it could look. Luckily I pretty much nailed it the first time and we ended up with a show that was very clean, very atmospheric but at the same time very much a rock show."
"The majority of the Mythos were in the show's roof package," says Bewley. "As the Mythos is a hybrid fixture, operating in wash, spot and beam, I was able to create the 'clean / rock' looks I was after."
To create the show's sophisticated colour pallette of pale blue, pastel green, off white and the occasional deep red, Bewley engaged the Mythos' advanced colour engine that includes 2 x CTO filters (3200 K and 2500 K) + 1 x CTB filter.
"The Mythos' colour mixing was perfect for this show," says Bewley. "We used a lot of 'off colours' so that when those moments of deep red came through on the key tempo changes they really made an impact. I combined these colours with the animation wheel to create strong atmospheric aerial effects that were powered vertically from the roof and floor."
'Nothing But Thieves' originate from Southend-on-Sea in Essex and have seen a rapid rise in fame since forming in 2012. The five-piece have now completed their debut album tour and are working on their second album.
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