Newsletter Archive: Bigger Light Show

This is an archive of our band newsletter dated 2018-03-07. To receive these updates in your email, join the email list on our Home page.

"The show was phenomenal. Run Like Hell sounded fantastic! I can't get over the high quality of your sound and artistic integrity. I certainly hope this project brings bigger things for you. Congratulations on an outstanding performance, and thanks for proving me right." 

Randy A. Salas 
Senior Digital Producer, Minnesota Public Radio

Hello Everyone! 
I want to send out a quick thanks to everyone who came out to support us at The Wall ballet.  This is the first time that we have tried something like this, and we all appreciate your support.  Now we are turning our attention toward getting back to performing our show!  There are a lot of new things in the works that we want to share with you.  Hope to see you all soon!

What's Happening

Upgrading Our Light Show

Over the past six months or so, we have been performing with the same light show.  It has been great, and people seem to like it, but we wanted to step things up a bit more.  So, we have added eight more moving head fixtures and four new, more powerful LED par lights.  Two of the new moving head lights will be placed behind the drums and keyboards, and the other six will be on the floor on either side of the stage.  These additional dozen lights will bring our light show up to 60 lights that are all computer controlled and programmed to exactly match the music.  So, get ready for a new experience when you come to see us.

Shooting Concert Video at Waconia Show

We will be performing at the Waconia Performing Arts Center on Saturday June 9th.  It is an absolutely gorgeous new venue that holds about 1,000 seats.  We are going to be doing a multi-camera, broadcast-quality video shoot of the show.  We would really like to pack the house for this show so we can include some audience shots.  This should be a dynamite show featuring new lights and video, so come and bring your friends!  Tickets are available here.

Working on the Tour Bus

One of the greatest challenges of a production like Run Like Hell is getting all of the equipment and personnel from state to state in a reliable way.  We are extremely fortunate to have two large trucks to move all of our equipment due to the incredible generosity of one of the band's friends and supporters.  We are also fortunate to have found a retired Greyhound bus that we picked up on the cheap, and have been converting into tour bus.  Now that the weather is getting a bit warmer, we are turning our attention to getting our tour bus ready for the road.

Meet The Band

Shannon Ward, Sound Engineer

Shannon came on board about nine months ago and has become a very important member of the organization.  His musical training and experience in business has not only made him a critical componant of the overall sound of the band, but his business savvy has been very helpful in navigating through all of the challenges that the band faces when not performing, such as contracts, marketing, logistical support, and general band management. 

One of the questions that is often asked in professional growth seminars is "if you had to chose three words to describe yourself, what would they be?"  Well, if I had to chose three words to describe Shannon, it would be Insanely Dedicated, Brilliant, and Kind.  It is not unusual for this guy to be at the studio until 3:00 in the morning working on the sound system, or dragging himself to a show to run sound despite being deathly sick—all the while with a smile on his face.  With the intensity of our show it is always a delight having Shannon around to lighten the mood and keep everyone from unraveling.

Thank you for your support!

This year is going to be a breakout year for Run Like Hell.  New shows are being added to our schedule every week.  Please take a moment to check out our upcoming show calendar. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

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