British pop-rock act Bastille is currently touring Europe and the US with Sennheiser microphones and in-ear monitors. The band has seen a lot of success in its four-year career having won the award for British Breakthrough Act at this year’s BRITs as well as being nominated for British Group, British Single of the Year and British Album of the Year.
After working with the act for two years, front of house engineer Paul Cooper, explains: “I’ve been using Sennheiser drum microphones, the 900 series in particular, for a long time. I know how they sit and where their strengths lie, so it saves a lot of time with sound checking and quick festival turnarounds.”
“I’ve had Dan Smith (lead vocals) on a 900 series vocal mic since day one. He started with the 935, but now they’re playing bigger stages – which means less cymbal and background spill – we’ve gone to the 965. Dan’s voice has a very particular area where it fits into the mix – the Sennheiser 965 suits it more than anything else I’ve tried him with and makes any drastic EQ unnecessary,” adds Cooper
Sennheiser artist relations manager Mark Saunders, adds: “Bastille had been a slow burner for Sennheiser, but working on things piece by piece with Paul has provided us with a very solid relationship with one of the biggest up and coming bands in the UK.”