Chicago, Ill.âŽ¯Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, IL provided a Yamaha PM5D-RH digital console for the â€˜last big show' at Buddy Guy's original Legends blues club in Chicago. The club, is celebrating 20 years in business, is owned by the five-time GRAMMYï£¨ winning guitarist.
The event was a private party with the Dave Mason Band as the headliner. The â€˜last big show' opened with Chicago blues guitar royalty Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of recent Blues Hall of Fame inductee Lonnie Brooks.
Gand also provided a 40 x 8 onstage monitor mix, splitter snake, GCS subwoofers and mic package as well as extensive back line for both bands. "We have been working on Buddy's new club, up the block, and wanted to take care of patrons at the final show to give them a taste of what to expect in the new facility,” said event crew chief and Gand Concert Sound President, Gary Gand.
The club is scheduled to open in time for the Chicago Blues Fest and Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival this month. The new Legend's is equipped with NEXO R2 speakers and NEXO 4X4 amps.
"Gary Gand is the man, and it's always a good night when GCS is on the job,” states long time Mason front of house engineer Chris Curtis. “Can't wait to get back and play the new club.” Curtis carries Mason's mix on a card for instant recall on the Yamaha PM5D-RH.
For more information on Gand Concert Sound, visit www.gand.com.
For more information on the Yamaha PM5D-RH and NEXO speakers, visit www.yamahaca.com.
About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.