Just when we thought Terry Wogan had retired and left Radio 2, it seems he can’t quite stay away, just yet.
Weekend Wogan, is broadcast live in front of a studio audience from the BBC Radio Theatre for two hours on Sunday mornings. JHL were asked to supply the pilot for the new show with a monitor system for the up and coming guest act Nell Bryden. On the success of this we were awarded the contract to supply and operate the monitor system for the house band and the two live acts each week, along with any additional backline requirements for the guest acts. So far these have included:
- Carly Simon
- Neil Sedaka
- Don McLean
- Scouting for Girls
- Red Hurley
- Billy Ocean
Other projects that have happened over the last few weeks include full production on showcases for the Baseballs, Amaury Vassily, Nikki & Rich, James Rhodes and Katherine Jenkins.
The Audio department continues to provide an excellent service to the last ever series of the BBC’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross which will end in July. Guests so far this year have included:
- Lady Gaga
- Plan B
- Groove Armada
Your Country Needs You returned to allow the public to vote for the song that will hopefully see us score more than nul points! JHL supplied Mylar mirrors for the rehearsals and provided backline, monitors and audience sound for the main shows.
JHL also supplied a monitor system for the 25th Anniversary show of Newsnight featuring 2-Tone ska band The Specials who were at number one with Too Much Young in 1980, just a few days after Newsnight began. Alicia Keys is very much the R&B princess of 2010 so far and JHL have been with her most of the way. Starting back in November through to January we have supplied backline for her appearances on X- Factor and Paul O’Grady, then audio and backline for a T4 Special, a Radio1 Extra special and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. Then at this year’s Brit Awards in February we supplied an all white backline for Alicia Key’s and Jay Z’s duet of Empire State of Mind.
Talking of the Brits, we also supplied backline and rolling risers for Pixie Lott, Tinchy Stryder and Ellie Goulding at the Brit’s launch party at Indig02.
In April and May JHL have a lot more projects to look forward to including: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, the BBC’s challenge to find the next Dorothy and Radio 2 celebrates work of British songwriters with the Great British Songbook.