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Roosevelt Dsouza Creates Flow of Fresh Looks for Sonu Nigam’s 3-Hour UK Shows with Chauvet

PLSN Staff • International News • December 17, 2021

U.K.–For the legions of loyal Sonu Nigam fans, his performances never seem to be long enough. The full scope of the Faridabad, India-born star’s talent was on full display this November at his U.K. shows at SSE Arena Wembley in Wembley, and Resorts World Arena in Manchester. On stage for more than three hours at each venue, Nigam performed 37 songs and medleys that included his own compositions as well as songs from his heroes, the legendary singers Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar.

Reflecting the vibrancy and versatility of the multi-faceted performance was a Roosevelt Dsouza-designed lightshow that featured Chauvet Professional fixtures supplied by DMX Productions. Flowing as smoothly as Nigam’s vocals, the lighting followed the singer through every twist and turn of his performance, peaking at intense moments, then becoming gentle for softer songs, all while never repeating a look. This was no small accomplishment, given the all-encompassing nature of the star’s work.

Helping Dsouza accomplish this feat were the 16 Rogue R3 Beams in his touring kit. Arranged in four vertical columns that bordered the video wall panels, the 300W moving fixtures provide Dsouza with plenty of firepower (208,000 lux at 15-meters) to direct beams across the stage. Throughout the concert, he reconfigured the shape, direction, and color of those beams to create a continuous flow of new looks.

“The beam shaper feature of the Rogue R3 was fantastic,” he said. “At some points in the show when you could see the beams open up, it was really impactful.” In addition to creating myriad patters over and on the stage, the Rogue R3 Beams were used to highlight Nigam and his band, and create a variety of aerial effects.

A key to engaging the audience at the show was the crowd lighting from the kit’s 20 STRIKE 1 fixtures, arranged on truss. “I never worked with these fixtures before and I was blown away by their output,” said Dsouza. “I used theme to create this beautiful warm white light throughout Wembley. They covered the entire arena very impressively.”