BROS at the O2 London
Making a return to the live stage after a 25-year hiatus, Matt and Luke Goss, BROS, headlined a brace of shows at London’s O2 Arena, giving a fresh airing to their back catalog of shimmering 80s pop hits.
Working alongside Jamie Thompson and David Cohen at the innovative show and lighting design outfit MIRRAD, the team at VER London provided the crew with an extensive LED, video, lighting, and camera package to help build the suitably vibrant installation.
Featuring a 6m upstage wall created using over 160 square meters of Everbrighten 15mm LED, angled for added depth, the performance area was stepped front to back across two levels. The band was positioned directly below the screens on the first ‘step’, overlooking the main stage floor, with the drum riser rigged center stage.
VER provided over 200 lighting fixtures, rigged using 400ft of HUD trussing in a double halo configuration with a classic mirror ball at the center. The rich mix of automated heads and effects specified for the show allowed Lighting Director Francis Clegg the creative scope to shroud the performance with an almost limitless mix of moods, colors, and textures.
The show also featured a selection of video sequences and effects played out over the LED backdrop. A mixture of band footage, both old and new, was interspersed with a live feed of the on-stage performance, captured live using a VER supplied, 3 camera package and video crew.
Commenting on the show, VER Business Development Manager, Lester Cobrin said “the entire crew did a fabulous job in bringing a huge slice of classic 80s pop magic to the O2. It has been an absolute pleasure to have supported the team at MIRRAD on the shows; they looked great from beginning to end and did a wonderful job of giving the BROS songs a new lease of life!”
Jamie Thompson and David Cohen at MIRRAD
Francis Clegg at MIRRAD
Lighting Project Manager
LED Project Manager
VL3500 Wash FX, MAC Viper Performance, Robe Robin Pointe
Impression X4 Bar,Highlite Stage Blinder 2, Portman P1 retro
Everbrighten 15mm LED