Past Press



CHAZ MARTIN AMONG BANDITs HONORED AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – 2014 proved to be a record breaking and award winning year for Bandit Lites, and as the entire Bandit family gathered at the Annual General Meeting to celebrate the previous incredible year, those in attendance discussed the goals for 2015 and honored those who displayed outstanding and diligent workmanship.

World renowned lighting designer Chaz Martin, who has worked with acts including Jewel, Dan Fogelberg, Faith No More, Tears for Fears, Hugh Laurie, System of a Down, Beck, The Cowboy Junkies and REM, was celebrated for his thirtieth year with Bandit.

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BANDIT BRINGS LIGHT TO SHAPING SOUND TOUR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Shaping Sound, the contemporary dance company founded by Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and dance visionary Kyle Robinson took their art to stages around the country to tell the story of a girl whose dreams take her on a journey through love, loss and life. The incredible performances featured numbers by some of the most respected dancers, whose collective work has appeared on American Idol, Glee, The Tony Awards, The Grammy’s, The Oscars, and The X-Factor and wrapped their 36 date tour in late February.

Seth Jackson and co-designer Nathan Scheuer worked to create a traditional dance plot with modern technology, and with lighting director Teresa Porterfield Fensler out on the road on her own, the designers selected an automated rig provided by Bandit Lites.

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BANDIT LITES AND BARRY MANILOW TOUR 'ONE LAST TIME'

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Superstar Barry Manilow has taken to the stage for his ‘One Last Time Tour’ with Bandit Lites providing the lighting. In what is being hailed as his grand finale (or at least a goodbye to a full production touring show) Manilow brings his epic catalogue of hits from his 40+ year career to the adoring masses.

Back in 1998, Seth Jackson was told he was ‘filling in for a guy’ and now jokes, “I don’t know when that guy is coming back!”

“Over the years I moved from lighting director to lighting and set designer, production designer, and now I'm the show's creative director and production designer,” he said.

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BANDIT WORLD HEADQUARTERS GROW WITH NEW HIRE AND PROMOTION

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites’ family continues to grow with the recent hire of Brad Hylton as Warehouse Manager and the promotion of longtime Bandit employee Giff Swart to General Manager.

Brad Hylton has been immersed in the world of lighting for years, having studied lighting at school before working at Dollywood. He then joined Bandit Lites and toured with LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire and Brian Wilson before working as a lighting tech for Carnival Cruise Lines, Dollywood and as an LD in Las Vegas. His new position as the Warehouse Manager will include daily operations, BanditBuys.com orders, assisting with sales and show prep in addition to inventory and shipments.

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