Tech Specs for Celebrating Queen
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Technical Rider / Hospitality Rider
This is the Technical Rider / Hospitality Rider for Celebrating Queen.
Our Technical Rider is part of our performance contract & we rely on the agreements it contains to ensure that our sound and our performance is as true to our artistic values as possible. We rely on the venue to inform us as soon as possible where any issues are raised or observed, e.g. where a rider requirement cannot be fulfilled or where a replacement needs to be sourced. Contact Details are at the back of this document. We look forward to performing at your venue & we appreciate your attention to detail when it comes to our requirements.
The mixing console should be at least a 36 Channel Mackie or better Console. A minimum of six separate monitor mixes are needed.
NOTE: For Front of House Sound, the number and size of the speaker cabinets and amps may vary depending on the size of the event and certain conditions such as Indoors or Outdoors, large or small rooms ETC. Guaranteed reliable clear and clean operation of the PA system to the crowd and monitor mixes must be available to perform.
4 vocal mics Shure 58 or better (1 wired used as a backup for lead vocals)
1 wireless mic for lead vocal (58 or better) + spare lead mic
5-6 active direct boxes
Six Mics for drum kit and two overhead Mics for cymbals Mic/Kick Snare- Tom -HH- OH
4-6 overhead condenser Mics for choir (or floor stands if overhead Mics are not available)
INPUT LIST MAP
The following is a suggested layout for all the inputs which are required;
- High Hat
- Rack tom
- Floor tom
- Floor tom 2
- Bass DI
- Guitar Right
- Guitar Left
- Piano Right (if venue piano is available)
- Piano Left (if venue piano is available)
- Kronos Left
- Kronos Right
- Keys Harmonizer Left
- Keys Harmonizer Right
- Stage Left keys vocal
- Stage Right keys vocal
- Bass vocal
- Guitar vocal
- Lead vocal
- Laptop voiceover/samples
- Lead vocal (spare mic)
8 floor wedges minimum
All necessary cables, extension cords, bus boxes, etc
6 separate mixes to stage
NOTE: Drum wedge and IEM headphone drop with same band mix
NOTE: Stage Plot is available below or you can download this information as a PDF above.
LEAD SINGER: JJ MIDNIGHT
1 Wireless high-quality microphone SM58 Beta or equivalent (VITAL)
1 Wired high-quality microphone SM58 Beta or equivalent ONLY used as backup (Venue is expected to provide this)
1 microphone stand which could be separated to use the top half only as desired (VITAL)
1 wired backup microphone and stand
Multiple wedge monitors across the stage with band mix
VOICESTRAVARIUS : CARL ARCHAMBEAULT
( A VOCALS HARMONIZER DRIVEN BY VOICE & MIDI KEYBOARD )
1 – Adjustable scissor-style keyboard stand (to hold a 49 to 88-key keyboard) – No bench/piano stool needed
1 – sturdy adjustable microphone stand with 5/8” male tip for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 Ultra holder connector (Just need the adjustable microphone stand and 5/8” male tip)
1 – sturdy music stand (back up in the event Galaxy Tab has issues with sheet music app)
1 – small side table (approximate 2’x 3’ size) to hold electronics (lightweight)
1 – Boom microphone stand
1 – Monitor wedge and wired IEM headphone drop – both with band mix
1 – Quad box for power needs
All XLR and traditional backline cables used from to board and back
Note: will run sound – Microphone to Harmonizer, midi-out from keyboard to harmonizer then harmonizer out to house (two ¼” outputs for left and right).
Note: Will run sound out of harmonizer as left and right stereo to front of house. CQ band provides Digitech Vocalist Voicestra box and backup unit
KEYBOARDS: SHANE MCDONALD
1 88-key digital piano, weighted, preferably Korg Kronos with a sustain pedal.
If the Korg Kronos is not available a similar standard keyboard which has piano, string & organ patches is required.
(No Nord Stage pianos)
1 Keyboard Stand
1 Adjustable stool and/or piano seat PLUS Laptop Table with adjustable height
1 Direct Input (Stereo L/R) for Keyboard
1 Direct Input (Mono) for Sampler / Laptop
1 boom microphone stand
1 Wedge Monitor each for piano and keys + IEM headphone drop – both with band mix
Note: If the house has a Grand Piano or Baby Grand Piano this should be tuned and made available for the show with appropriate mics, in addition to Synth/Keyboard setup
BASS GUITAR: DARRELL CRAIG HARRIS
Preferred amp, Ampeg SVT head with SVT 8×10 Cab
Or 4×10 cab as the second option
One guitar stand
12-inch black fan
DRUMS: JAMES SLOAN
Yamaha Stage Custom preferred or similar pro kit
Evans EC2 Heads preferred or pro equivalent
22-inch bass drum
10-inch rack tom
12-inch rack tom
14-inch rack tom
16-inch floor tom
17-inch and 19-inch Zildjian Z Custom crash cymbals with boom stands or pro equivalent
14-inch Zildjian Z Custom HiHats or pro equivalent
17-inch Zildjian Z Custom Hi China or pro equivalent
1 Zildjian Z Custom Ride cymbal with large boom stand or pro equivalent
1 wedge monitor with band mix
1 headphone connector drop for IEM plug-in with band mix – same mix for wedge
1 Roc-n-Soc drum throne with backrest, or pro equivalent
1 large fan
Please ensure that the drum seat is sturdy so as not to bounce while drumming.
GUITAR: STEVE BURCHELL
Stereo XLR out
1 x Sennheiser G3 or G4 IEM System, running in Stereo
1 x Guitar Stand
1 x Sennheiser e935 mic (e835 as 2nd choice)
1 x Boom arm mic stand
1 x Lasko blower fan or equivalent (especially for hot outdoor gigs)
Standby Guitar: OPTION 1: Gibson Les Paul; OPTION 2: Fender Stratocaster
2 Guitar Stands
INPUT LIST DETAIL AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR GUITAR FOH & MONITOR
Guitar XLR (L) 80% pan left FOH
Guitar XLR (R) 80% pan right FOH
For guitarist monitor
Guitar (L) pan 100% left
Guitar (R) pan 100% right
That way the stereo effect in FOH should work even for people not seated in the middle of the room if panned at ~80% on each side
Note: The Celebrating Queen tribute lighting designs for our tour dates are available a minimum of two weeks prior to the contracted event. Please contact us for details if these have not been provided.
Celebrating Queen will rearrange the existing house, front and rear lighting, and front stage lighting. We will complement existing lighting with special lighting that is specific to use in the Celebrating Queen live production.
We will require:
2 “strong” or Super Trouper follow spotlights (VITAL)
2 super hazers with consumable liquids.
2 super fog machines with consumables – Fog machine must be on FULL as we enter the stage to ensure the best opening lighting.
Strong Stage Fans, Stage left and right
We will require:
12 stage riser units- 12 inches high, 8 feet long, 4 feet wide with lockable attachments.
We will require:
1 rear projector with a high-lumen delivery system.
1 Video screen: 10ft by 15 ft
1 Teleprompter Suite with all necessary functionality
Promoter will have 4 stage crew (strong, able-bodied), to assist Celebrating Queen in preparing for the evening’s production.
4 stage crew to arrive no later than 12:30 PM to assist Celebrating Queen with load in.
These stagehands will also act as production assistants and will tear down after the production has concluded.
The promoter will have 2 Follow Spot Operators and 1 Sound Engineer for the evening’s production.
Celebrating Queen will require house access no later than 12 noon the day of the show for load-in.
At that time, promoter representative will be on site to accommodate the striking of the stage production, etc. Upon arrival at 12 PM, it is important that all production hanging apparatus on the stage is in the lowered position so that stage production materials can be setup rapidly.
Celebrating Queen will clear the building before 12 midnight.
Clean dressing room area with Full Length Mirror & Clean Bathroom
Throat Coat Tea 1 box with hot water and tea cups.
Towels: 8 Large Towel size for backstage and 8 Hand Towel Size for Stage.
Water: Voss Preferred – Acqua Panna Acceptable in the dressing room and on stage. Drinking cups, Ice provided backstage.
Soda: Two x 2 liter bottles of Coke and Diet Coke or similar soda/diet soda.
Snacks: Deli tray for 7 people with vegetarian options, including bread for sandwiches and condiments.
Meal: Post soundcheck meal to be provided by venue for a total of 7 either on-site or a meal buyout to the value of $140.
Any changes to this rider or issues regarding the availability of items listed MUST BE DISCUSSED with the band as soon as they are observed and at least 1 week prior to the performance.
The foremost Queen Tribute
Our Queen set list is varied with many deep cuts into the bands vast music back catalogue, the show is powerful, the music is phenomenal and you will experience a Celebrating Queen show that is Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind!