With Christmas and New Year behind us. What happened at the beginning of the new year for SSL?
SSL came back to work on the 4th January as a little warm up before a full week. On Sunday the 5th January, The SSL team were down in Bournemouth for the final job of a large install roll out contract. After completing the studios we made the trip back up north on the 6th Jan.

We were then tasked with making noise in the brilliant AFC Fylde ground. We put together a spec of Martin Audio Line Array paired with 6 twin 18 Martin Audio Subwoofers. This was for a large event demonstration in partnership with ScanLite. The demonstration was to show if the system would suit for for an international Womens rugby game held at Doncaster rugby club and to show the mens 6 nations rugby game afterwards on their big screen. All parties were happy with the system. It was great to meet with Scanlite and Doncaster and we hope to move forward with the partnerships.

With many holidays for the team on the horizon this week is all about de-rigging the Fylde Coast,

Preparing for jobs to come and Site visits. Early on in the week we were de-rigging the various events from the

previous 7 days. There was various meetings following on from this in order to get organised for a

busy July. On Tuesday we were up at Manchester Metropolitan University planning and preparing

for their freshers festival and then onto a site visit at blackpool pleasure beach looking at the

technical requirements for the back to the old pool festival in July. Wednesday was exciting for

the team as we were test driving a new vehicle and sorting out all equipment and cross hire for

the upcoming events. We were also prepping our own equipment for the weekends events as

well as the various dry hire jobs we had, getting picked up on Thursday. Thursday and Friday

were more meetings with a number of long standing clients and good friends, on Thursday

morning we were at venues with Passion 4 events discussing sound and lighting requirements. In

the afternoon we were with Frame work events at Uclan preparing for their graduation ceremony.

On Friday we were meeting with good friend Tom at Bevan and Black Ltd, who we met through

Ride Lytham, discussing potential installation projects for his project management company

which has some really interesting jobs on the horizon. At SSL we are very excited about working

with both these clients moving forward in the 2nd half of 2019.

This week SSL have a bit of time to breathe. On Monday we set out to tidy the warehouse and

service all equipment, our lighting team started out getting out our stock of Robe and Chauvet

professional lighting, and taking it apart to service all internal elements and parts. The sound

department ran up our Martin Audio Line array and tested with our IK42 amplifiers expanding our

knowledge of the system. On Tuesday we were sub contracted by another events company to

provide rigging and lighting technicians to jobs around the local area. On Wednesday we had two

morning jobs a generator delivery and power distribution at Preston grasshoppers for their

summer ball. After this we were in Bolton providing signal distribution and TV’s for a ladies day

event at the cherry tree in black rod. Friday SSL teamed up with a long standing client at Ride in

Lytham & six15 for their first after hours event. We set up DJ equipment and added stage

monitoring to their 5 point Martin Audio system that we installed in may. Over the weekend we

were still working with Ride providing sound and lighting and pioneer Dj equipment to their float

for Lytham club day, this was another martin audio system this time consisting of the black line x

series and sx218 subwoofers.