That Eighties Band
We have used Excalibur Sound and Light exclusively for our function band for over 4 years. Our needs are quite specific, we are a 6 piece live show and only have our backline, so everything else needs to be provided to cover our needs. We work with small pubs with simple setups, all the way up to outdoor festivals, theatres and high profile corporate and private functions. Whatever we take on, Excalibur provides and they always exceed our expectations, but most of all, they exceed all expectations of our customers and clients.
Over the years, we have had many iterations to our setup, from analogue amps with on stage monitor wedges and stage side-fill, to a clear stage, in-ear, digital arrangement with digital desks, iPad personal monitoring and digital guitar and bass modellers. In all cases, Excalibur has not only adapted to our needs quickly, but been way ahead of the curve in planning and provisioning. It's all pro-end stuff too, that's tested, reliable and always spares on hand (not that we have ever needed any). There's not much for us to think about these days, we just turn up, everything is ready for us, we plug in and have a great show.
The Wickhambrook Greyhound and Twenty One
We are an award winning family run pub and restaurant located between Bury StEdmunds, Haverhill and Newmarket. Every December, we host a series of Christmas dinners with live entertainment in the village. Excalibur have been our resident lighting and sound company. They have impressed us continually with their ability to turn an empty hall into an all singing, all dancing venue. Nothing is too much trouble, and even when we decided to add extra dates to the dinners, Excalibur took it in their stride without a second thought.
Excalibur Sound and Light have helped us through every stage of these events from start to finish. The service, level of care and attention to detail are second to none. The quality and standard of the equipment is amazing and we certainly recommend them to anyone and will always use them for our events however big or small.
Leather and Lace
Excalibur Sound and Light Ltd come highly recommended! Andy and Jason oversaw our show at the Halstead Empire Theatre in 2019!! Efficient, friendly, inventive alongside the band in new ideas for sound and lighting ideas on the spot....and you know when you're in good hands when you're checked and ready well before the doors are due to open! Never worried for lack of good monitoring mixes, perfect from the get go!
Iain Court, IMC Music
Excalibur done an amazing job on my custom patch bay. I explained what I wanted and it was made with a first class service and superb finishing. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a really professional product.
Iain Court - Music Producer, Sound Engineer @ IMC Music & Media Ltd
Andy and the team went above and beyond what we asked for.
We had total revamp of our existing equipment, new TV screens, New leads, Mics, new cameras, a lot of re-wiring (including new HDMI switcher) and enabling us to live stream our services.
One of the reasons why I chose Excalibur sound and light is because Andy provided “sound and light” for a concert I performed at when I was younger (I was 14 and he was 16); he even let off pyropots for the music finale (and in perfect time).
My reasoning was: if Andy knew how to do everything then, then how knowledgable must he be now after over 20 years experience! I trusted Andy then and I can wholeheartedly say I trust Excalibur Sound and Light today.
Great service, friendly team and amazing after service received. A big thumbs up from all at Mariners!
The Hit List
These guys offer a ridiculously professional sound, light and staging! My band had the pleasure of working with them two years ago at an outside event in Halstead. From start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. The dedicated in ear monitor engineer gave us the confidence to do what we needed to deliver our performance while Andy and Bex absolutely smashed the front of house sound and lights! I would not hesitate to recommend these guys every single time.
I’ve not worked in theatre with Andy for 25 years. We had a festival in a conference hotel in Birmingham in October 2022 for Harmonica UK. We hired in Excalibur for a stage rig with full lighting, sound, stage monitors and special effects. This was provided to a high standard and even with last minute additions and changes, nothing was a problem for them. Specialist lectern mics were provided to give the best possible spoken word sound, a multitude of mics were used and all cleaned between acts and the short switch over times between acts were excelled to keep everything running on time. Highly recommended. Thanks again; Pete Hewitt.