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Special Event Services (SES) provides live event support for events of all sizes, venues, locations and purposes. As a full service technical production company, SES utilizes state-of-the-art production technologies to meet the needs of every client, every time; in a manner that exceeds 
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SES Integration Division Ramps Up With New Locations and Team Members

Michael Brammer

SES (Special Event Services) of Winston-Salem, NC and Nashville, TN has recently strengthened its Integration department through a complete overhaul. Formerly known as Design Build, SES Integration has taken on a new focus with a nation-wide expansion. SES Integration is now based in Charlotte, NC with a West Coast office in Sacramento, CA. Support will continue to come from SES Live Production Headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC as well as SES’ Live Production service hub in Nashville, TN.

            Director Trey Blair, assisted by veteran team member and Chief Designer Wally Duguid, will lead the new team. Tim Owens will assume the role of Director of Operations, while Jennifer Griffin handles Administration. The East Coast Regional Director is Anthony Frampton, and Kevin Hartman serves as the West Coast Regional Director. The new team also welcomes Kevin Wright as Lead Integrator.

            Formed in 2008, SES Integration focuses primarily on the ever-expanding House Of Worship market. Taking on projects of all sizes SES Integration provides turnkey audio, lighting, video, acoustics, and design services. The relationship between the Integration division and Live Production division of SES has proved to be invaluable in providing a new level of support for clients who frequently outsource production equipment and services for special events, or host events outside of their primary facility.

            Integration’s growing client list includes recent work at The Cove Church of Mooresville, NC, Chicago Tabernacle of Chicago, IL, Elmbrook Church of Brookfield, WI, Elevation Church of Matthews, NC, and Bayside Church of Sacramento, CA, just to name a few. 2015 Projects have ranged from upgrading existing buildings and systems to complete ground-up construction projects. With no signs of slowing, the project list is filling rapidly for 2016 and extending into 2017.

            SES Inc. President Jim Brammer says: “We’re extremely Blessed to have this new team in place as we further expand our services to Houses of Worship and Ministries around the world while providing a value added service to our current clients. With SES having been around for nearly 30 years, this team is the beginning of the next generation of our company and I couldn’t be more excited to see where the future takes us!”

 

As a full-service production company, SES (Special Event Services, Inc.) provides state-of-the-art equipment and services for the concert touring industry and permanent installations worldwide.  For more information, like us on Facebook, or visit www.specialeventservices.com. or www.sesintegration.com

SES Supports Live Recording of New Elevation Worship Album

Michael Brammer

CHARLOTTE, NC – Elevation Worship recently recorded its new album, Here as in Heaven, in front of a sold-out crowd at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.  Clay Paky lighting fixtures, grandMA2 consoles and MDG theONE atmospheric generators were on hand to support the band’s live recording and DVD shoot.  A.C.T Lighting, Inc. represents all three brands in North America.

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SES Lights Up Zac Brown Band Tour

Michael Brammer

NASHVILLE — For Zac Brown Band's 2015 tour in support of their latest album, Jekyll + Hyde, Okulus and Special Event Services are providing Clay Paky, Robert Juliat, MDG and grandMA2 gear sourced via distributor A.C.T Lighting. The North American tour launched May 1 in Nashville and runs through mid-September, returning to the U.S. for more shows this fall after a Sept. 25 show at London's Wembley Arena.

 

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SES and The Avett Brothers Tackle Red Rocks

Michael Brammer

MORRISON, CO — Currently touring the U.S. with a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system provided by SES (Special Event Services) of Winston Salem, NC and Nashville, TN, the Avett Brothers recently performed at the challenging Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For the three sold-out shows, SES deployed 16 MLA and two MLD (downfill) enclosures with six ground-stacked MLX subs per side.

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SES and Delicate Partner to Provide Audio on Foo Fighters Tour

Michael Brammer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 2015 -- The crowd gasped when Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl toppled offstage during a show on June 12 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Grohl, however, quickly showed the single-minded perseverance that has led him to success in music and documentary filmmaking. Shortly after being helped off stage for medical attention, he was back in front of the crowd—seated this time—singing and playing guitar while a doctor held his leg in place.

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Joe Bonamassa tours with L’Acoustics K2

Michael Brammer

Special Event Services takes L-ACOUSTICS’ newest system on its first official global trek as a main PA

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Before American blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa hit the road this spring for the initial North American leg of his latest world tour, the production team at Special Event Services (SES) knew they needed a highly versatile loudspeaker rig that could handle anything they could throw at it over most of a year and three continents. To ensure that they were well prepared for everything – acoustic sets, electric sets, large theaters, small arenas, the U.S., Europe, and Australia – SES chose to specify L-ACOUSTICS’ brand newK2 system for its first official tour as a main PA.

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SES and Ed Sheeran on Tour

Michael Brammer

NEW YORK — After touring in support of his debut album the past two-and-a-half years — with his own shows and also as the opening act for Taylor Swift’s RED tour — British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran brought the tour to a close last fall with three performances at Madison Square Garden. Special Event Services (SES) supported the artist’s U.S. shows, including the big final gigs at Madison Square Garden.

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SES and Vari-Lite On Tour with Zac Brown Band

Michael Brammer

THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

Show Designer James Scott works with SES to provide the Zac Brown Band with over 100 Vari-Lite luminaires

 

Published Monday, June 23, 2014

by Philips Vari-Lite 
 

 

As one of country music’s most popular artists, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band has sold over six million albums worldwide and produced 11 number one singles. So as they prepared for their 2014 Great American Road Trip tour, the design elements of the production needed to be as big and bold as the artists themselves. With tour provider Special Event Services (SES) once again ready to support, show designer James Scott was brought on board to create the dynamic design and he did so using 20 VL3500 Wash, 60 VL3000 Spot and 22 VLX Wash luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite.

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SES and Outline for Joel Osteen Night of Hope

Michael Brammer

Speakers Setup at Field Level on Customized Mobile Carts Designed by Special Event Services

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 15, 2012 – Outline Grand Touring Outline (GTO) Line Array Speakers were used exclusively by Special Event Services (SES) to supply front-of-house sound for the recent Joel Osteen Ministries America’s Night of Hope 2012 event. The program, featuring musical presentations and inspirational speeches, took place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., home to the Washington Nationals baseball team, and featured 12 stacks of six GTO speakers each, mounted on specially designed mobile speaker carts for easy “wheel-in” setup. Sound for the event was completely run from the ground level, with the sonic accuracy, clarity and punch delivered by the GTO cabinets. This allowed attendees to enjoy crystal-clear, loud, full-range sound from any vantage point in the stadium.

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James River Assembly Trades Up to DiGiCo

Michael Brammer

USA - James River Assembly (JRA) is among the first venues in the United States to take delivery and install one of DiGiCo's new SD5 consoles. Taking advantage of a limited-time 'Trade Up' offer from US distributor Group One Limited - and working through Special Event Services (SES)-the 12,000-member House of Worship in Springfield, Missouri, traded up their outdated large-format digital console with credit toward the purchase of two SD5s, plus an SD10 to accommodate its growing congregation

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James River Outline GTO Install by SES

Michael Brammer

OZARK, MO — Special Event Services (SES) designed and installed a new sound system for James River Assembly’s 3,400-capacity sanctuary with Outline’s GTO line array loudspeaker cabinets as the sonic centerpiece. The new system is being lauded for its clarity and punch for the church’s sermons, contemporary house band and concerts.

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SES takes on more MLA

Michael Brammer

Following a successful tour with the three-time Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band, SES (Special Event Services) has increased its inventory of Martin Audio MLA loudspeakers.

Asked about the decision, SES spokesperson Michael Brammer responded, “The addition of 24 MLA, 24 MLX, and 48 MLA Compact enclosures gives us more flexibility in creating system configurations, and the ability to serve multiple tours with MLA at the same time. MLA is without question one of the finest sounding PA systems in the world, if not the finest.”

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Justin Moore and SES on tour with Outline

Michael Brammer

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Special Event Services (SES) deployed a large Outline GTO-based sound system for the 2013 Justin Moore Outlaws Like Me tour, taking advantage of Outline's OpenArray 3D Simulation Software and integrated flying hardware system to optimize audience coverage and sound quality. The Outline components included GTO, GTO-DF, Butterfly, Mantas, LIPF and Lab 21 speakers.

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