With a strong reputation in concert touring, White Light provided the lighting equipment for Rag’n’Bone Man’s nationwide tour, designed by Lighting Designer Louisa Smurthwaite.
Working closely with Rag‘n’Bone Man, real name Rory Graham, Smurthwaite created a setup that was well-suited for the tour. She commented: “I wanted my design to work with the set and be personal to Rory. Therefore we designed some skull light boxes, created by Howard Eaton, which were based on the Mexican Dias De Muertos masks that Rory has tattooed on his hands. We also drew on a red velour drape. We wanted a modern take on a classical feel and the juxtaposition of the red drape and the skull lights helped to achieve this”.
To light the show, Smurthwaite drew on WL’s extensive range of lighting equipment. This included Martin by Harman MAC Aura XBs, ETC Source Fours, an LSC e24 Dimmer along with a Unique 2.1 Haze Machine.
Throughout the tour, the show has visited a range of venues, all of which vary in size. Smurthwaite added: “The skull light boxes are almost a metre high which meant having to pick and choose what we could actually present on stage at some of the smaller venues. As a result the rig had to constantly change to fit the venue’s requirements.”
The Rag’n’Bone Man tour will be back on the road in March when it embarks on a European leg, visiting venues in France, Luxembourg, Italy and Austria.