Brian Pern celebrates 45 years of prog 'n' roll at Wembley with Entec

The gig was shot by the BBC for the third series of mockumentary The Life of Rock with Brian Pern
Publish date:
Updated on
Brian Pern, Simon Day, Wembley Arena, Entec Sound & Light, Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

West London-based Entec Sound & Light supplied audio and lighting equipment and crew for a gig at Wembley Arena shot by the BBC for Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll, the third series of Brian Day and Rhys Thomas's mockumentary The Life of Rock with Brian Pern.

The series follows ageing rockstar Pern (Day, pictured) – frontman of fictional '70s progressive rock group Thotch – an "affectionate parody" of Genesis's Peter Gabriel who claims have invented world music and been "the first musician to use plasticine" in a music video.

For the gig, Entec deployed a standard playback rig comprising d&b J8 speakers and J-SUBs for the director and camera crew and foldback system with seven d&b M4 wedges for the actors.

Entec's James 'Kedge' Kerridge installed and operated a Midas Verona console running left and right playback channels and one live vocal mic.

Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll will air on BBC Four in January 2016.


Jon Cozart, Paint, Paul Smith, Apex Acoustics, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Apex predator: Apex Acoustics at 30

Scotland’s premiere Meyer Sound and DiGiCo dealer enters its third decade of trading this year. Does life begin at 30 for Apex Acoustics? Jon Chapple asks long-serving MD Paul Smith