UK-based lighting and visuals rental company HSL supplied lighting equipment to the latest Katherine Jenkins UK tour, which was designed by Tim Routledge.
It?s the first time that HSL has worked with the hugely popular classical / pop crossover singer Jenkins, but they have worked with Routledge on several previous occasions.
HSL?s project manager was Mike Oates who says, ?It was great to work with Tim and production manager Neil McDonald on this, especially as it was a bit different. It both contrasted and complimented all the other music tours in which we are currently involved with a classy design that looked great and was completely appropriate.?
The show was smaller in scale than Jenkins? last outing which played arenas. This was a deliberate move to return to playing more intimate spaces like theatres and concert halls, with the focus totally on Jenkins? vocal performance, rather than lots of additional razzmatazz.
She was accompanied by the 32- piece National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anthony Inglis, and the tone of the show was set by her latest album ?Daydream? which fuses folk roots with classical and a few shades of pop.
Routledge?s creative starting point with the lighting was to put Jenkins centre stage and to overlay multiple soft-edge treatments. His show comprised many strong, and highly distinctive static looks with real presence and backbone.
Above Jenkins was a 4.5 diameter circular truss, a ?halo? type idea inspired by her hit ?Angel? which provided lighting positions for both her when at centre stage,and the orchestra behind.