American blues rockers Welshly Arms, have recently completed their European tour with an Allen & Heath dLive system handling FOH duties. The latest tour supports their newest album release ‘No Place is Home’.
The band’s set-up consists of a dLive C3500 at FOH with a CDM32, fitted with a Dante card, placed centre stage. dLive’s “Tie Lines” patching option is utilised to provide a digital split over Dante to an additional console on Monitors. Additionally, a DX168 expander is positioned stage-right for extra analogue I/O.
FOH engineer David Sievers comments, “When it comes to deciding on which desk and gear to use on tour, there are so many options now, but dLive really stood out against the rest. I chose dLive due to its flexibility, its great sound and the fact I can add a Waves card to the surface and a Dante card to the MixRack.”
Sievers adds, “I also like that dLive comes in a compact solution too and in the future, I’m looking to invest in a C1500 with two IP8’s for fly-in dates.”
The C3500 and CDM32 also handles the FOH mixes for the opening acts on tour, Sievers comments: “This tour includes both support bands using show-files on my desk and while one of the support acts has their own FOH engineer, the other needs to use the house engineers – most of whom have never worked on dLive before”. He continues, “It can be quite intimidating picking up something new right before a show, but dLive is very easy to use and as their show files can be prepared quickly, they can instantly start mixing without having to worry about specific workflows. Plus, the reactions from the engineers after the shows are always very positive!”
In 2017, the band released their EP ‘Legendary’ which sent them soaring to new heights – including hitting over 70 million Spotify streams, receiving Platinum certifications and breaking into major campaigns for companies such as Indian Motorcycles, NFL, Hulu, Jeep and Beck’s. The band also featured on the main trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s award-winning ‘The Hateful Eight’. Welshly Arms will return in 2019 for a US run and already have several festival appearances lined up.