A great way to spend a Friday, providing sound for another beautiful wedding with Ivy Hill Entertainment! And it was a pleasure working with Small Blue Planet and The Lodge At Point Reyes for the first time too. This sure beats workin’ for a living. 😉
A Sound Objective is always excited and grateful to partner with Ivy Hill Entertainment and Rue 29 Napa for spectacular weddings! This is from Saturday’s wedding at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, CA. ♥️👰💍🤵♥️
Huge thanks to Adena_Marom for assisting me and always being the world’s best Audio Engineer and to Brent Walsh of I The Mighty for his mad DJ & MC skillz!
Have you ever had a career milestone on your day off?!
Yesterday 400 people (from all across the country!) showed up to Mark Bell’s Super Training Gym in Sacramento for a FREE seminar w/ Mark, Jesse Burdick, world record holder Stan Efferding and the undisputed greatest powerlifter of all time, Ed Coan. Mark, Stan and Jesse are each powerhouse event headliners in their own right but as a completely non-athletic nerd that never knew anything about competitive lifting or strength sports even I had heard of Ed Coan’s record smashing career back in the 90s. His name transcended his sport to even reach people like me. Even as a professional concert engineer that has toured w/ platinum selling acts it was not lost on me just how #BADASS it was to be the live engineer on this particular event!
I first visited Super Training back in January and since Mark makes his incredible gym available for FREE I figured the best way to repay him and his team was to offer to help with some upgrades to the PA system. They took me up on it and I started by advising on some easily affordable purchases to augment the existing equipment. I donated the remaining gear needed along with my time and labor to install everything on my days off. I completed the final phase of the upgrades just in time to coordinate w/ Mark’s super talented and hard working video, photography and podcasting team (@iamandrewz, @cinnamontographer & @soopersquats). I provided one of my QSC Audio Touchmix-8 mixers and an extra pair of Sennheiser EW135-G3 wireless handheld mic’s and patched everything into the new gym PA. I was able to provide separate audio feeds to the main video camera, the YoutTube livestream camera and then a backup Zoom audio recorder.
The #ST06 team took the presentation and production quality of the event to a new level and they plan to do more of these FREE strength seminars in the near future. I can’t think of a better way to spend a “day off” than getting to do what I already love while adding mixing for Ed Coan, Stan Efferding, Jesse Burdick and Mark Bell to my resume!!! 💪🏋️ 🔉🔊
My last wedding of the 2017 season. Providing sound for Ivy Hill Entertainment on a beautiful seaside cliff overlooking the Pacific about 20 miles South of Big Sur. Of course, you can see from my photo that the view was mostly obscured by thick fog. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful ceremony and lovely day overall. And I was especially happy and proud to be an integral part of another LGBTQ wedding this year! Congratulations to the two grooms!
Another wedding with a packed dance floor at the reception this past weekend! I’m always happy to be working side by side with the team at Ivy Hill Entertainment to make these events unique and memorable. 😎
Another fantastic wedding ceremony, dinner and reception thanks to the many great performers on the Ivy Hill Entertainment roster! It’s always a honor and great pleasure to handle their audio needs!
A Sound Objective, provided audio services for three more weddings with Ivy Hill Entertainment this past weekend! This pic from Cornertone in Sonoma failed to capture the 160 guests that were present because I forgot to take pictures until things were already winding down. I blame it on being highly focused on my work combined with the 100°+ weather all weekend.
Big thanks to Zanye Nolan and Adena Marom for all their audio expertise and strong work ethic while powering through the brutal heatwave with Rue 29 Napa – Eco Chic Events while working at Farmstead in St. Helena.
Yesterday A Sound Objective, provided audio for Ivy Hill Entertainment on two separate weddings! This time I was with Roque Events on a private property in Napa (pictured here) while Adena Marom was representing A Sound Objective on another E Events co. wedding at Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast! I’m so grateful for all these opportunities to enhance the experience at these once in a lifetime events. <3
I was PSYCHED to spend my day off donating a PA system for the wedding of my friends Lee Austin Hoffman and Nathalie De Oliveira! They tied the knot down by the fire pits on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, then I mixed something like 11 different bands and solo musical acts (including Matt Jaffe)! It was a totally great day! It sure beats working for a living!