Mudcat Café message #3400500 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146386   Message #3400500
Posted By: melodeonplayer
05-Sep-12 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: So how was Sidmouth 2012 for you?
Subject: RE: So how was Sidmouth 2012 for you?
Dear Steve of Sidmouth,
For your information, because you seem to think that a band (namely Tickled Pink) is responsible for "ramping" up the sound levels at its gigs, at the gig in question, we made no request for the levels to be raised during the gig. This decision was made entirely by the engineer on the night, based on the reaction of the audience.
You imply that people left because of the volume. I can inform you that from the stage it was apparent that numbers only increased throughout the evening.
I thank you for your comment about us being a fine ceilidh band, but by its very nature Tickled Pink is a rock band that requires a certain PA level to balance out the volume of the drums acoustically.
Can i also politely point out that throughout any tickled pink gigs we are always safely within the designated volume levels set out by the relevant authorities. being 98db average throughout the period of the gig.
I hope you will desist from constantly having a dig at us when many bands in other venues at other festivals this year play at much greater volume. After 21 very successful years as a band, i am afraid you appear to be in a very small minority.
Yours sincerely
Simon Care