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LUKE PELL ROLLS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Country music singer Luke Pell is out on tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The Bachelorette alum and Army veteran recently released his EP Luke Pell, racking up over 500,000 streams on Spotify, and is traveling coast to coast on a 100-stop tour.

For David Schultz, the journey to becoming Luke Pell’s Lighting Designer and Tour Manager was one that came about because of his experience with Bandit Lites, an experience he refers to as ‘unreal.’ After meeting Bandit General Manager Mark Steinwachs at the Touring Career Workshop, Schultz was invited to work in the Nashville shop, later joining the Technical Service Department.

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ANDY KNIGHTON AWARDED PARNELLI FOR LIGHTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites is immensely proud to share Andy Knighton was awarded the Parnelli Award for Lighting Director of the Year. Hailed as the ‘Oscars of the Live Event Industry,’ the Parnelli Awards recognize those who demonstrate outstanding work in their fields. This year’s gala took place January 26 at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California. 

In what might have been a moment of destiny, Knighton took a boat out on a lake after being advised not to. The consequences for this moment of impulsivity resulted in being kicked out and on his own in Louisville, Kentucky, where he and his friends became the go-to lighting crew for bars and clubs. After becoming

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POP STAR JACOB SARTORIUS TOURS WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Internet singing sensation Jacob Sartorius is wrapping up his second headlining tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. With 1.5 million Twitter followers, 9 million Instagram followers and 2.7 million YouTube subscribers, the multi-faceted artist released his second EP Left Me Hangin’ in the fall of 2017 before hitting the road in 2018 to bring his infectious energy and hit songs to fans in person.

Bandit Lites supplied Lighting Designer Lenny Sasso with Martin MAC III Profiles, MAC Viper Profiles, Martin Sceptrons, Solaris Flares and a grand MA 2 lite console for control along with 60 Clay Paky Mirage Panels.

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ERICK BAKER WOOS VALENTINE CROWD WITH BANDIT LITES

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Erick Baker is well aware that life is full of unexpected twists and detours, but following the talented singer-songwriter’s smashing success of a Valentines concert series, Baker returned once again to the historic Bijou Theatre with Bandit Lites for two more sold out evenings of emotional professions of love, life and the journey of finding happiness.

Baker is known to his fans for baring his soul in performances, and to mirror that intimacy and tenderness in the lighting, the team at Bandit Lites crafted a design that would set the mood, draw the crowd in and encapsulate the ardor so apparent in the music.

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