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  • Mar 2017
    Classical Spectacular at The Royal Albert Hall
    Classical Spectacular at The Royal Albert Hall
    March 2017
    RG Jones relationship with The Royal Albert Hall spans back many decades.  It is a huge honour to remain the chosen supplier for many of the high profile events including Raymond Gubbay's Classical Spectacular.   From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and thundering...
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  • Feb 2017
    Simon Honywill is reunited with Shirley Collins
    Simon Honywill is reunited with Shirley Collins
    February 2017
    FOH engineer Simon Honywill was so impressed with the reliability, quality and compact size of the RG Jones Dante based audio system chosen for the Katherine Jenkins winter tour, he decided it would be the perfect choice.  Based around a Yamaha l5 and 3 x Rio 1608's connected together on RG' Jones extensive stock of single mode fibre, Simon was able to mix monitors...
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  • Feb 2017
    Sean Hanna Awards Show at 1950's Rivoli Ballroom
    Sean Hanna Awards Show at 1950's Rivoli Ballroom
    February 2017
    Sean Hanna is one of the UK’s leading hair salon groups.  Winners of hundreds of awards, the brand is internationally recognised for its innovative signature hair-cuts and colours.  The key to their success is their passion to educate and motivate their team and consistent training and encouragement has put them at the forefront of the UK hairdressing...
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  • Jan 2017
    RG Jones Celebrates 90 years
    RG Jones Celebrates 90 years
    January 2017
    This historical event brought together many old faces; some stretching back over decades.  The founder’s son Robin Jones attended along with his own son, Peter Jones.  Sound consultant and RG Jones’ Senior Project Manager Simon Honywill gave an exceptional speech recounting many memories that he had of the company throughout the years.  ...
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  • Jan 2017
    Katherine Jenkins celebrates with RG Jones
    Katherine Jenkins celebrates with RG Jones
    January 2017
    RG Jones has been working with KJ since 2010, and the world’s biggest classical singer knows she can trust us when it comes to delivering world class reproduction of her world class vocal chords.  December 2016 saw Katherine touring the UK (with a quick sortie to Cork in Southern Ireland) to promote her Celebration album, her 12th No.1 in the UK classical...
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  • Nov 2016
    We Will Rock You
    We Will Rock You
    November 2016
    RG Jones Project Engineer Jack Bowcher has just completed his second tour for the official Queen Tribute Show (produced by Roger Taylor). This is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the live experience of this legendary rock band and bring it to generations of fans – old and new. The masterminds behind this extraordinary show is Queen’s...
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  • Sep 2016
    Leeds Castle 2016 – History Repeating
    Leeds Castle 2016 – History Repeating
    September 2016
    The ‘loveliest castle in the world’ has been around a while. There are records of some form of stronghold on the site near Maidstone in Kent that go back to when dates only had three digits, which by my reckoning is about 2000 years. The castle got handed around the English aristocracy as a rather impressive gift for about a century, during which time...
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  • Sep 2016
    Glastonbury Festival and RG Jones - soaked in history
    Glastonbury Festival and RG Jones - soaked in history
    September 2016
    As our engineers return from the excitement, grit and sheer determination required to battle against the elements at this years’ Glastonbury Festival, we reflect on how the relationship between the two organisations has evolved. With RG’s celebrating its 90th this year, we know that our founder, Ronald Geoffrey Jones, would be so proud to see his name...
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  • Sep 2016
    St George's Church, Beckenham sound system upgrade
    St George's Church, Beckenham sound system upgrade
    September 2016
    The original system was installed by RG Jones in December 1991 and was still working to this day. It comprised of “good old faithfuls” of its day - system components (analogue mixers, amplifiers, custom column loudspeakers) that we installed to great success in over 200 churches and Cathedrals during the 80s and 90s. The church wanted to take advantage...
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  • Jul 2016
    Distributed AV system for Baitul Ikram Mosque
    Distributed AV system for Baitul Ikram Mosque
    July 2016
    Baitul Ikram Mosque is the new home for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community (AMA) in the UK East Midlands. The new mosque needed a distributed audio/visual system for a complex that includes a main prayer hall, multipurpose hall, meeting room, office, crèche, library, kitchen and entrance/foyer area. As well as relaying sermons from the mosque’s main prayer...
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  • Jun 2016
    Three days of Celebration for The Queens official birthday
    Three days of Celebration for The Queens official birthday
    June 2016
    This high profile service marked the start of three days of celebrations for The Queens 90th birthday. Archbishop Welby gave his sermon to a congregation of more than 2,000.  Born on 21st April 1926, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York was never expected to be Queen.  But she is the longest reigning and oldest monarch in British History, and the first...
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  • May 2016
    RG Jones leading the way with Mini MLA
    RG Jones leading the way with Mini MLA
    May 2016
    The award-winning ultra-compact system is next generation technology, delivering more consistent sound across the audience and provides an exceptional small-scale, powerful portable solution. Long-standing RG Jones Project Engineer Simon Honywill explains “This system is the most flexible, powerful, lightweight and just great-sounding thing out there. ...
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  • Apr 2016
    RG Jones wishes The Queen a very Happy Birthday
    RG Jones wishes The Queen a very Happy Birthday
    April 2016
    This year is cause for much celebration as the company proudly shares this historical milestone and last month received confirmation of the renewal of its Royal Warrant.  Royal Warrants are only granted to companies providing goods or services to the Royal Household and recognised for their proven commitment to the highest standards of service, quality and excellence....
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  • Mar 2016
    RG Jones sporting the latest technology from Dante with the world's best athletes
    RG Jones sporting the latest technology from Dante with the world's best athletes
    March 2016
    Featuring double Olympic and five-time world champion Mo Farah, Olympic, World, European and Comonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford, current European record holder and 200m world champion Dafne Schippers and British’s fastest ever woman Dinna Asher-Smith, this event is considered the best indoor athletics meeting in the world.  Mo Farah secured...
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  • Mar 2016
    On the road with James Martin - Plates, Mates and Automobiles
    On the road with James Martin - Plates, Mates and Automobiles
    March 2016
    Marking 20 years since James first graced our TV screens, winning the hearts of the nation, the show will be a fast-paced, interactive and high tech extravaganza. Packed with James’ signature cooking demonstrations, full of surprises and not to mention some very special guests, audiences across the country will be thrilled as this multi media production is...
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  • Jan 2016
    Glastonbury Festival BLOCK 9, Genosys
    Glastonbury Festival BLOCK 9, Genosys
    January 2016
    All styles of dance music is to be found in Glasto Latino, The Unfair Ground and Block 9.  In Block 9 alone there are three major stages – London Underground, NYC Downlow and perhaps most significantly Genosys, the open-air stage.  Genosys is a massive, 70 feet-high post-industrial piece of architecture draped with exotic plants and steaming tubes,...
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  • Aug 2015
    RG Jones Team Up for the first Diamond Relays at The Olympic Stadium
    RG Jones Team Up for the first Diamond Relays at The Olympic Stadium
    August 2015
    The 5 x 5k corporate road relay, starting and finishing on the Olympic Stadium, took in key landmarks in Olympic Park including the aquatics centre and Orbit Tower. Supported by the rest of the company, who preferred to experience the stadium without having to work up a sweat.  All our five runners did really well with a decent total time of 2:04:09.  Despite...
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  • Aug 2015
    Not Only Subs: Flat and Faithful at Outlook Festival
    Not Only Subs: Flat and Faithful at Outlook Festival
    August 2015
    Started in 2008 by a collective, with a view to showcasing their sound systems, Croatia’s Outlook Festival radically upgraded its production in 2011, and brought in RG Jones to provide main stage reinforcement. They introduced the Harbour Arena, boasting idyllic views across the water to the bay of Pula on the Istrian coast, and doubled the capacity, as drum...
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  • Feb 2015
    Back on Tour with Katherine Jenkins "Home Sweet Home"
    Back on Tour with Katherine Jenkins "Home Sweet Home"
    February 2015
    Returning again with one of the greatest conductors, (and great friend of RG Jones') Antony Inglis, the concerts have been a resounding success. Singing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra, the combined talent is a perfect combination, mixed expertly as ever by RG Jones project manager FOH engineer Steve Carr. Steve explains "I really enjoy working with Katherine...
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  • Feb 2015
    Tannoy and Lab Perfect Combination at London Zoo
    Tannoy and Lab Perfect Combination at London Zoo
    February 2015
    Since it was founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has been at the forefront of wildlife conservation for almost 200 years. Originally intended only for the scientific community, London Zoo opened its doors to the public in 1847 and has famously been home to some of the world’s best known animals including Guy the Gorilla, and a certain bear...
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  • Sep 2012
    Network Upgrade for Baitul Futuh Mosque
    Network Upgrade for Baitul Futuh Mosque
    September 2012
    After first installing, and then extending a BSS Audio digital Soundweb network at the Baitul Futuh mosque in South London around the mid-2000’s, RG Jones Sound Engineering recently streamlined the audio transport by fitting BSS Audio’s new generation Soundweb London processing. Two new pairs of BLU-160 and BLU-120 DSPs will provide the mosque with greater...
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  • May 2012
    Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
    Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
    May 2012
    The three day festival with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the BBC Concert Orchestra, recreated a famous concert held there in 1961, when Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture was also the centrepiece. RG Jones return sixty-three years later.  There was a special link as the company’s eponymous founder had mixed the sound for the first Polesden Lacey Operata performance...
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  • Jun 2011
    War of The Worlds
    War of The Worlds
    June 2011
    RG Jones returned to provide the huge surround sound system that is an essential part of the latest production which is the biggest and most exciting yet featuring 11-foot high 3D photo-real floating hologram of Richard Burton, as George Herbert, The Journalist, a 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience...
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  • Apr 2011
    Redesigned Audio Network at Wimbledon
    Redesigned Audio Network at Wimbledon
    April 2011
    RG Jones’ long relationship with The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club has taken a new turn with a complete redesign of the existing BSS Soundweb audio distribution system, The new scalable system spanning the 42-acre site involves four separate 256-channel BSS BLU-Link rings, using additional CobraNet boxes and BSS London BLU DSP’s, all supplied...
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  • Mar 2011
    Distributed Audio Solution for Trinity College Chapel
    Distributed Audio Solution for Trinity College Chapel
    March 2011
    Trinity College was originally founded by Henry VIII in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. The chapel, with its notable clock tower, sits at the far end of the Great Court and was begun by Mary I in 1554 in memory of her father, Henry VIII. The ante-chapel contains statues of many famous Trinity men, including Roubillac’s sculpture of Isaac Newton,...
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  • Oct 2010
    Digital Upgrade for London's Historic Mansion House
    Digital Upgrade for London's Historic Mansion House
    October 2010
    This rare surviving Georgian town palace in London is steeped in history and provides the Lord Mayor of the City of London with living, working and entertainment space. RG Jones has a long history installing and maintaining some of the UK’s most recognised high profile public buildings. We work closely on a daily basis with the Mansion House and The City of...
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  • Sep 2009
    Highs and Lows at Reading and Leeds Twin Festivals
    Highs and Lows at Reading and Leeds Twin Festivals
    September 2009
    "We have a new sound system that hopefully will improve the situation from last year," explained Reading and Leeds Festival organiser Melvin Benn. That ‘new’ sound system was coming from RG Jones Sound Engineering, based on the success of our involvement with Latitude and Glastonbury Pyramid Stage, and boy did it have to be right. The Reading site has...
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  • Aug 2009
    RG Jones Covers Three Stages at Henley Festival
    RG Jones Covers Three Stages at Henley Festival
    August 2009
    Picture yourself on a boat on a river... ...with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Henley Festival of Music and the Arts has to be seen to be believed: a stunning location, a unique format, and a character all of its own: over five nights a sequence of non stop events featuring top names; great events and performances; fine art and fine food, sprinkled with a...
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  • Jul 2009
    Third Consecutive Year at Glastonbury – the Best Ever?
    Third Consecutive Year at Glastonbury – the Best Ever?
    July 2009
    This year the London based company, a member of the Synco Europe Network founded by Ampco, supplied a full Synco package including Synco by Martin Audio W8L Longbow main PA line arrays and Martin Audio delays, a massive Synco cardioid sub-bass array and a complete Synco stage monitoring and drum fill system. Yasha Morgenstern, deputy production manager of Glastonbury...
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  • Jun 2009
    Jose Carreras Asia Pacific Tour
    Jose Carreras Asia Pacific Tour
    June 2009
    The Three Tenors concerts of the early 1990s brought Carrerras to the attention of worldwide audiences yet to discover opera, and since then his concert schedule has ensured that those who appreciate one of the great voices of recent times get to experience it first hand. Indeed, such is Carreras' ability to draw an audience that he still plays arenas and stadia...
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  • Dec 2008
    New Year Celebrations 2008
    New Year Celebrations 2008
    December 2008
    Horn-type loudspeakers are clamped to street lamp posts providing coverage across the key firework viewing areas including Waterloo and Westminster Bridge and the Embankment. Further systems were installed in Parliament Square, and at all street entrances to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.  RG Jones Senior Project Manager and Director Andrew Williamson...
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  • Aug 2008
    Chris Rea and the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes
    Chris Rea and the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes
    August 2008
    The more attentive of you may have spotted that the last Chris Rea tour was touted as exactly that, the last Chris Rea tour, and was the vehicle for an unprecedented live album that centred around his 11 CD magnum opus 'Blue Guitars' together with a selection of Rea classics. In the sleeve notes, Chris stated that it would be the last tour he would do as 'Chris Rea',...
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  • Jun 2008
    Glastonbury Festival 2008
    Glastonbury Festival 2008
    June 2008
    This year, we got to do the whole gig, speakers 'n'all (with a little help from some friends). Having last year established that you don't have to be fulfil the stereotype of a touring PA company to be able to handle such a high profile festival stage, and weathering the media feeding frenzy that followed the 2007 event in the wake of some tricky meteorological conditions,...
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