Touring requires three things –
Planning, Planning, and more Planning
Get this right and everything else falls into place.
We know how to get trucks of touring PA, lighting and video loaded in, up, and working in a few hours and all safely out again after the show, day in and day out.
Scalable, reliable solutions
When you’re touring the nation, working in venues of massively varying size and layout, you don’t want to waste time re-making your touring system in the morning. We have always invested in d&b audiotechnik as our PA of choice for shows both big and small. This means we put the best tools in front of your engineers, ensuring consistent quality for the whole audience, no matter where they see your show.
It’s easy to focus on the big ticket items, but when you’re putting up the same system every night, any way of shaving minutes off of your build goes a long way towards increasing crew happiness and reducing your labour costs. We haven’t scrimped on any aspect of our touring rigs, so that you can be in and out as quickly as possible, no matter the size of the show.
There’s no such thing as low quality when you work with us
We offer equipment from manufacturers including DiGiCo, Midas, and Allen & Heath, to ensure maximum audio quality at any budget. It’s the same story for the lighting department; control by Chamsys and Avolites, fixtures by Robe, Elation, and Chauvet, and more. This access to high quality industry standard equipment means less time spend chasing around to meet riders. And, because it’s all from our stock, we can provide these brands at extremely competitive hire rates.
We have a range of lighting options to put your artist in the best possible light
A proper sound system is only one piece of the puzzle. A selection of lighting fixtures and effects can draw in your audience and increase your show’s impact. We stock generic fixtures, moving head beams and washes, LED fixtures and battens, and a host of effects as well.
There’s something in our stock to suit any budget and van pack. Even on smaller shows, floor packages ensure consistency in key looks in ‘barebone’ venues, and adding more fixtures right through to trucks full of LED panels only increases the wow factor of your show.
We don’t scrimp on dimming and electrical distribution systems, either. We stock custom electrical distribution to suit any touring requirement, and can help you pack a ‘minimum spend, maximum effect’ kit of parts to help fit your show into any venue.
It isn’t just sound and lighting we do:
We strive to be your ‘one stop shop’ touring supplier. In addition to the mountains of PA gear and cool lighting fixtures, we also stock a large selection of other touring necessities:
- Staging – ProLyte StageDex in several shapes and sizes, with handrails, steps, and other accessories
- Trussing – Global F34 and F34PL in any length, with corners, curves, and climbers also available
- Set and rigging – Chain hoists, motors, panelling, and essentials like shackles and spansets. All LOLER tested and checked before use
- Custom fabrication – in the unlikely event that we don’t have something on the shelf that will do the job you want, we can build it. Custom sized projection surfaces, clever rigging solutions and signal processing boxes are but a few of the things we’ve supplied recently
Equipment is all well and good, but it takes time to get everything set up and programmed just how you like it. It’s important to have everything in order before you arrive at the first venue. JHAV HQ incorporates a full pre-production suite where technicians can prepare their gear, and artists can rehearse their show. We offer this facility to any artist or agency working with us.
Posh toys as standard
When you’re in the middle of a tour and far from home, you don’t want to be worrying about whether your stage setup is going to work. We provide tried and tested gear for tours of any size, sure to put a smile on the faces of artists and audience alike. This doesn’t just mean enormous trucks of PA and lights. We also supply sensible small solutions to make your day easier when your tour fits into a splitter van.
Grab a coffee, give us a call and tell us your ideas
I couldn't believe the difference in the sound of the space once JHAV had completed their install. The lighting pre-set panel they supplied will definitely make every user's day that much easier. The JHAV team were professional and responsive, and I look forward to working with them again.
Jim Whittle (Technical Manager, Dartington Hall) | Read More
"JHAV are my go-to provider for any event, exhibition or marketing opportunity where we need tech and know-how to make things happen. I love sending over crazy ideas, and the guys pull it out of the bag and exceed my expectations every time. I can't recommend them enough!”
Sarah Towan (Cornwall College Group) | Read More
We gave JHAV a complex brief and they delivered on time and on budget. They provided excellent service and production for our exhibition stand, and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a creative technical event team.
Cornwall Development Company | Read More
Create a light festival for Plymouth that will be talked about for years to come - JHAV have exceeded our expectations year upon year.
Illuminate | Read More
Absolutely nailed it - JHAV turned all the ideas into reality, we look forward to working with them again.
The Atlantic Project | Read More