Clarke Peters’ jukebox musical Five Guys Named Moe, featuring R&B pioneer Louis Jordan’s greatest hits, has been delighting audiences at the Festival Square Theatre, Edinburgh. Called a “Christmas Carol in zoot suits,” the dazzling new production of the hit West End and Broadway musical features a cabaret set that includes 32 metres of the new Digital RGB FloppyFlex by Firefly.
“The rear wall of the set is a slice of an old vinyl record,” explains LD Philip Gladwell, “and we use FloppyFlex to simulate the record’s grooves, programmed to give a spinning effect. We chose Digital FloppyFlex to bring the scenery alive and achieved fantastic results. The smooth movement and vibrant colour is exactly what we needed. I can’t think of another product that could deliver such a stunning effect.”
Production electrician Gareth Clowes adds, “I highly recommend FloppyFlex. It’s really a nice product to work with and the installation tools needed are remarkably straightforward. It also seems practically indestructible. I'm sure it would withstand most things a tour, for example, could throw at it.”
Digital RGB FloppyFlex is the newest addition to the Firefly FloppyFlex LED neon range. DMX multi-pixel control at eight pixels per meter offers unlimited creative potential, including colour fades, chases, and unlimited colour-animating possibilities.
Original FloppyFlex offers the ideal replacement for glass neon in both entertainment production and architectural applications: It is easy to install, long lasting, durable, and at 24 volts DC, safe! In addition to a DMX controlled RGB version, a wide variety of both single-colours and white colour temperatures are available. Ideal for use indoors and outdoors, a range of dome sizes and bend axes are available. A comprehensive selection of mounting accessories facilitates any installation. A variety of ProPlex controllers are available for applications from portable touring to permanent install.
Find out more about Philip Gladwell at www.PhilipGladwell.co.uk.
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