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MARK CARVER AND BANDIT LIGHT BLACK MUSIC AWARDS

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – It was a glamorous evening of icons, legends and laughter at The Black Music Honors, where attendees at the Andrew Jackson Hall celebrated African American artists who have made significant music contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Bandit Lites supplied the lighting package for the two-hour recorded special which featured Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett as co-hosts.

Honorees were Oleta Adams, Jody Watley, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick and GUY with The Jackson’s receiving the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award. Featured

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LAURA MCELMURRAY JOINS BANDIT LITES TEAM

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, the world leader in concert lighting, is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura McElmurray to its global headquarters. McElmurray will be taking on the role of Accounts Payable Manager.

McElmurray received degrees in both Accounting and Business Administration and joins Bandit following working several years in other industries as an accountant. Her knowledge of day-to-day financial operations and knowledge of maintaining accurate records and reports are assets Shay Simpson, Bandit’s Controller, immediately recognized.

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GAVIN DEGRAW TOURS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – When fans of American singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw arrive at a show of his, they can anticipate the Grammy-nominated artist to play all his hits, albeit with one notable modification: a pared down band. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the production, and while previous tours elicited more of a rock show feel, the Gavin DeGRAW TOUR utilizes a three-piece band to give a much more stripped back, intimate feel.

“We wanted a classic and intimate look to fit this show,” said Production Manager Mitch Vanhoose. “Also going into smaller venues, we wanted to keep it somewhat scalable. What we ended up with is a simple, yet elegant look.”

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ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES TOURS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the energetic eight piece rock band from Alabama, is bringing their high-voltage soul sound to cities across the nation with a lighting package designed by Chris Lisle and provided by Bandit Lites.

Following the band’s incredible, two-night sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium, Chris Lisle returned to Bandit Lites to outfit the production with a lighting package that would provide similar punch and dynamic looks while still keeping space and efficiency in the foreground of planning, as this package had to fit in a trailer behind the tour bus.

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