The list of references for UK-based event service provider Merlin PA reads like a rundown of rock and pop history, including acts as diverse as Status Quo, Whitney Houston, the Pet Shop Boys, UB40, Kelly Rowland and Mariah Carey. Whether it’s tours or festivals, Merlin PA and Managing Director Neal Allen are familiar with all of the demands of the live show business.
For this reason, Neal has relied on Defender cable protectors for many years to keep long cable runs safe and organised, especially at festivals. Over the last couple of years, Neal and his team have found another favourite: Merlin PA first used Gravity stands for the Silverstone Formula One Grand Prix. Since then, Gravity has been a permanent feature of the seasoned service provider’s inventory for the tours of renowned artists such as Mel C, as well as for festivals such as the legendary Isle of Wight Festival, and the annual Voice in a Million concert at London’s Wembley Arena, which features one of the world’s largest children’s choirs and relies entirely on Gravity solutions.
Robust and flexible
“When it comes to microphone stands, Gravity is our main brand,” says Neal Allen. “The stands are robust, cost-efficient and are more quickly erected than comparable products from other brands. Over the last few years we have given the stands some heavy use and they are still as good as new.”
In addition to Defender and Gravity, Neal is already considering further investment in products from the Adam Hall Group: “Merlin PA is constantly growing. For this reason, I keep an eye on the other brands in the Adam Hall Group portfolio. Let’s see what the future holds …”