Showgroup used 4 Robe BMFLS for Rocking the Koppies, an intimate event hosted
on a farm in Potchefstroom.
For this event, an Avolites Tiger Touch II was used for control.
“This was a private function for a fiftieth birthday party and included performances
by Prime Circle, Just Jinjer and Mean Mr Mustard,’ said Andries Liebenberg from
Showgroup, lighting designer at the celebration.
Showgroup were the technical supplier and incorporated a Prolyte Roof Structure
used for the stage, 16 Robe Robin 300s and 4 Robe BMLFs. Other lighting included 6
Martin Mac 600s, 30 x Stage Color 48, 24 Longman LED Cans, 20 x Longman
Colourme 11, stage battens, 12 Parcans and 6 x Source 4 Profiles.
Four BMFL units, erected on the roof front, were used to create special effects on
the surrounding “koppies’ (hills).
“The BMFL is an amazing light,’ said Andries. He has since hired the units regularly
from MJ Event Gear, usually four at a time, even incorporating them into smaller
“As a tip to some of the Lampies out there, it’s more expensive to hire in draping
for clients than painting a wall with gobos and making the venue wall part of the
design. The BMFL is remarkable for stretched tents or marquees. It makes the
inside and outside come to life. The BMFL can also be used as a search light as we
did for an SA Model television show; it really looked great.’
Programming was on an Avolites Tiger Touch II’. “I enjoy all the Avolites consoles,’
said Andries. “They are wonderful to work on and fast to get around. With the new
software update, it makes your life that much easier.’