Rogues Light Madaila at Higher Ground Music Hall

Psych-pop jam band Madaila has been making waves since the release of their debut song The Dance in 2015. Lighting Designer Kyle Rose complemented the up-and-coming band’s jubilant stage presence at a recent appearance at Burlington’s Higher Ground Music Hall by adding eight Rogue R1 Spot fixtures to the house rig.

Rose arranged the Rogue R1 Spot fixtures on cases that he positioned on the upstage floor. Drawing on the fixture’s 3-facet rotating prism and motorised iris, he created a variety of aerial effects behind the group. He also used washes and projections to silhouette the band’s five members from a variety of angles.

“Madaila has a very colourful, fun-loving stage presence, so I wanted to support it with a kaleidoscope type of light show,” commented Rose. “Adding the eight extra Rogue fixtures was key to creating this look.”

The Rogue R1 Spots added for the Madaila performance joined a house rig that included numerous Rogue fixtures: eight R1 Spots, 12 R1 Washes and six R2 Washes. All of the wash fixtures are flown on downstage truss and upstage truss. They are used for front washing, audience lighting and spotting band members from the downstage position, and for general washing from the upstage perch. The spot fixtures are arranged on the stage deck and used primarily for aerial effects.

Rose added: “The colour-changing, beam angles, gobo capabilities and zoom that we get from this collection of Rogue fixtures really gives us the flexibility to create varied looks for the different acts that perform here.”