Guys at the Hotdog Stand – Wall of Rock, Lossiemouth, September 2014

Guys at the Hotdog Stand (or GATHS as they’re often known), are one of those cover bands that really don’t take themselves serious… with an ever changing line up and Sean Ellis (a once upon a time Britain’s Got Talent contestant – it’s really worth searching on YouTube to see him get four XXXX’s from the judges after terrifying them!) and others who could be anyone from one day to the next. Pop punk, screamo, metal, strep-throat silliness ahoy! If you see GATHS, you won’t forget them – in fact they’ll maybe just haunt your nightmares forever.

These guys were playing behind a 15KW system at the Wall of Rock festival in Lossiemouth in September 2014, with 10KW of sub bass and 5KW of mid/high speaker cabinets. Front of house desk was a Soundcraft GB8-40, and the monitor desk was a Soundcraft LX7ii-32. Two Allen & Heath ICE-16 recorders were being used. Microphones used were Audix on drums (D6 kick, i5 snare, D4 floor tom, D2 rack toms, ADX51 overheads, f9 hi-hats), Sennheiser EW135 G3 wireless on vocals, and Shure SM57 on instruments. The light show used was the full EatAudio, with over 100 DMX lights being controlled via Windows based software.