Client Case Studies  
Australasia Manchester - Full Build Sound Installation

We’re immensely proud of the integrated system installed at Australasia, which allows venue managers to wirelessly control sound independently in separate areas of the club using a tablet.

At the heart is the award winning SmithsonMartin 50” touchscreen emulator installation, which was the first to be installed anywhere in the UK. The emulator installation, often described as Star Trek technology, gives DJs unprecedented control and often finds itself at the centre of attention thanks to its sleek futuristic looks. The emulator installation directs sound through more than 100 Blacka Acoustics speakers, which combine to give Australasia the best sound to be experienced anywhere in the city.

Alchemist Manchester - Full Build Sound Installation

Spinningfields was the Alchemist’s first venue and has quickly become a favourite spot for post-work cocktails and a bite to eat.

We like to think that Blacka Installations’ crystal-clear sound system installation, consisting of a range of bass, mid-high and full range cabinets, played a small part in helping Alchemist cement that reputation. These were powered by six QSC RMX amplifiers and a zone control management system, connected to Pioneer’s state-of-the-art CD and mixer set for the DJ.



The Oast House Manchester - Full Build Bar Sound Installation

A fairy tale oasis set incongruously among the glass and steel of metropolitan Spinningfields, the Oast House wows diners with a selection of deli boards and barbecued food, washed down with the best continental beers and ale.

The venue boasts an impressive pub sound system and it’s small size is perfectly suited to Blacka Acoustics’ CM6 ceiling-mounted speakers, which boast wide sound dispersion. Accompanied by eight mid-high, and two bass cabinets from the Blacka Acoustics range, along with QSC RMX amplifiers, the effect is truly stunning sound.

Artisan Springfields Manchester - Full Build Bar Sound Installation

Artisan is Living Ventures’ literal interpretation of the art of fine dining.
Set in the type of artist’s loft-cum-industrial space usually to be found in New York’s Lower East Side, Artisan is a true art-lover’s hang-out where all of the fantastic artwork adorning the walls is available to buy.

The chic space even has its own artist in residence and a truly innovative menu from which each and every dish is its very own work of art.

Blacka Installations was called in by Living Ventures to provide a professional sound system installation.

Artisan New York St Manchester - Bar Sound and AV Installation

The Alchemist brings mixology to the masses, serving special cocktails and gorgeous cuisine in a setting to die for. Stunning sound and refined Audio Visual equipment from Blacka Installations sets the scene for this upscale venue, where sophistication is the order of the day. Alchemist New York Street uses Blacka Acoustics’ TB2 speakers, backed up by three huge bass cabinets, powered by four T&M SA Series amplifiers.

A C-Burn background music system allows the venue to transition seamlessly from restaurant to night club and a Jupiter zone control management system allows for complete control over sound in each individual area of the bar.

The Botanist Alderley Edge - Bar Sound Installation

The Botanist invites diners to step back in time for a spot of good old fashioned cooking, accompanied by the best real ales and refreshing cocktails in an unbelievable setting inspired by all things horticultural.

The surroundings may be rustic, but their speaker installation is anything but. More than 20 Blacka Acoustics mid-high and sub bass speakers, powered by powerful SA 40 and SA 70 amplifiers combine to create ultra-danceable sound.

Grill on the Edge - Bar Sound Installation

Inspired by legends of Cheshire’s witches and wizards, the Grill on the Edge serves up good old-fashioned fare in surroundings to match.

But there’s nothing old-fashioned about the grill’s impressive sound system installation. Blacka kitted out the grill with several capable Blacka Acoustics TFR 5T mid-high speakers powered by a switchable input SA 40 amplifier.

Gusto Cheadle Hulme - Bar Sound Installation

Inspired by legends of Cheshire’s witches and wizards, the Grill on the Edge serves up good old-fashioned fare in surroundings to match.

But there’s nothing old-fashioned about the grill’s impressive sound system installation. Blacka kitted out the grill with several capable Blacka Acoustics TFR 5T mid-high speakers powered by a switchable input SA 40 amplifier.

Red Door Chester - Bar Sound Installation

Inspired by legends of Cheshire’s witches and wizards, the Grill on the Edge serves up good old-fashioned fare in surroundings to match.

But there’s nothing old-fashioned about the grill’s impressive sound system installation. Blacka kitted out the grill with several capable Blacka Acoustics TFR 5T mid-high speakers powered by a switchable input SA 40 amplifier.

Lock 91 Manchester - Bar and Club Sound Installation

This 19th century lock keeper’s cottage on the banks of the Rochdale and Pennine canal has been restored to its former glory and now offers a relaxed bolt-hole for cocktails, jam jars and Martinis by day.

By night, the atmosphere heats up when the elegant club opens its doors for partying into the small hours, thanks to the speaker system installation, consisting of 18 full range and sub bass speakers powered by six T&M SA series amplifiers

Grand Pacific Manchester - Bar and Garden Sound Installation

Billed as a spin-off venue from the hugely successful Australasia, Grand Pacific offers some of the sushi and light bites which have helped the former cement its reputation as one of Manchester’s best new eateries. Where Australasia’s underground setting aims for thoroughly modern chic, its little sister takes inspiration from the past.

A menu isn’t the only thing the bar shares in common with Australasia. Both benefit from a professional full sound installation set-up from Blacka Installations. At Grand Pacific we provided a full sound installation feeding inside and out with a combination of powerful Blacka speakers, linked to state-of-the-art zone controllers.

Ninos Restaurant Rawtenstall - Restaurant Sound Installation

With an emphasis on locally-sourced produce, Ninos has been serving up mouth-watering Italian cuisine since 1986. But there’s more to this intimate restaurant than simply gorgeous food.A delightful piano bar creates an atmosphere of sheer elegance and Blacka Installation’s bespoke sound installation provides the perfect accompaniment to some of the best seafood dishes you’ll find anywhere in Lancashire.

We provided a bespoke sound installation to keep seven separate areas in the restaurant fed with sound. Each was kitted out with a combination of Blacka Acoustics speakers and T&M SA series amplifiers, linked by the sophisticated Symetrix Jupiter 8 system.

Aura Bar and Lounge Manchester - Bar and Club Sound Installation

A heady mix of glamour, bling, sophistication – and a touch more glamour for good measure – combine to make an unforgettable party experience in this Manchester nightclub.

A DBX Driverack PA system installation and powerful combination of 12 Blacka Acoustics mid-high, bass and full-range cabinets form the core of the sound setup at Aura. We also installed anti-vibration brackets and a number of other components to keep noise pollution to an absolute minimum.

Internacioncale Retail Clothing - Retail Store Sound Installation

Blacka Installations worked with Internacionale to create the perfect atmosphere for girls who love to shop. The sound installation‘s at the fashion chain’s Leeds, Liverpool, Sunderland and Manchester branches provide a non-stop soundtrack for retail therapy.
Soccer Village - Sound System Installation

The Soccer Village is to the small sided game what Wembley Stadium is to eleven-a-side. Four indoor pitches in a showcase arena with grandstand spectator seating for 300, commentary box and a tunnel to pitch side combine with two floodlit all weather pitches outside to create the ultimate five and six-a-side football facility. Read More

Hunters Bar - LED Lighting & Sound System Installation

November 2009 saw some of the worst floods in Cumbria since records began. In March 2010 we were called by one of the local business owners from one of the hardest hit towns Cockermouth, to discuss the installation of a new sound system for his recently refurbished bar. Hunters Bar was located on Main Street, which was the epicenter of the devastation.. Read More

Hot Shots Bar - Sound System Installation

After the phenonial success of their first Manchester city centre nightclub Lounge 31 the Brown Sugar promotional team launch their first venture into the Manchester bar scene. The ultra cool Hot Shots is located next door to their nightclub and if past results are anything to go by the team will be on to another winner. Read More

Joshua Brooks Nightclub - Sound System Installation

Joshua Brooks is a bar and night club situated on the corner of Charles Street and Princess Street near to the BBC. They are home to some of the best club nights in Manchester, so whether you’re into Indie, dance, live bands or Drum N Bass there will be something here for you. Not only that, there are great DJs and reasonable bar prices as well as free entry every day of the week. They have a variety of different club nights and live gigs and were nominated Best Small Club in Mixmag Read More

Cuba Cafe - Sound System Installation

Cuba Cafe is a small club with the capacity of 150 people it is really like being in cuba ! with all its old radios,pictures and instruments from the 1940 - 50s it really has the feel of being abroad. The people that come to Cuba Cafe are mature and have a sense of culture they appreciate the authenticity of the club. Cuba Cafe has a distinct charm and warm friendly character like no other club in Manchester. Read More

Woodland Nursery School - PA System Installation

Woodland School is a dynamic and caring community where all steps are taken to ensure the best possible start in education for the children in their care. Woodlands is an extended school and provides a wide range of activities that help and support learning. The school has strong community links which helps to nurture learning and the pupils aspirations. Read More

Band on the Wall The Picturhouse Bar - LED Lighting System Installation

The Picturehouse is Band on the Wall's new light and airy social space adjacent to the venue and located in a Grade 2 Listed building that was a cinema in the early 1900s. It serves a selection of food & drinks and is the perfect place to meet friends before a concert. The Picturehouse also houses the venue's box office where tickets can be purchased or collected for concerts at the venue. Read More

Essa Academy Bolton - Live Performance PA System Installation

Essa Academy approached us to discuss the installation of a live performance pa system for 3 individual rooms. The facilities were generally going to be used for public performances and vocal presentations. Due to budgetary constraints Essa required a mobile unit that could be transported into each venue and could house 8 Channels of Mobile microphones, amps, compressors and a 16 channel mixer and could simply plug in to the main PA. The installation took place over two days and as per usual ran extremely smoothly and the solution was a complete success. . Read More

The Lounge Restaurant Bar Chorlton Manchester - Sound & AV System Installation

The Lounge Bar and Restaurant is situated on Wilbraham Road in the leafy Manchester suburb of Chorlton. We initially spoke to the venue manager quite by accident, walking past one day we entered and found an extremely frustrated member of staff attempting to setup a some what antiquated sound system for a private party that was to take place that evening.. Read More

Fantasy Bar Manchester - Sound system Installation

The Fantasy Bar is Manchester’s premiere gentleman’s club, specialising in the art of erotic dancing. With professional dancers from all over the world, we cater for every gentleman’s individual taste. We pride ourselves on the fact that we were the first gentleman’s club to be opened in the UK and continue to blaze a trail across the adult entertainment scene. Read More

Lounge 31 Nightclub Manchester. - Nightclub Sound System Installation.

We initially installed a system into Lounge 31 in early 2007, but we have over the years had to drastically reduce the volume output of the system due to the growing residential population above and around the vicinity of the nightclub. Prior to decreasing the decibel output of the sound system (which in effect defeats the object of having a high performance sound system) we advised the club on a number of options for dampening the sound, mainly based around sound proofing the venue. Due to the age and architectural design of the building this was always going to be an expensive option. . Read More

Oddest Bar Restaurant . - Sound System Installation

Music with detail and presence, unobtrusive equipment and easy-to-use controls for all of the audio applications. The versatile system provides high quality controllable sound dispersion throughout the venue with background music during early periods of the day and the capability to deliver  high-energy nightclub sound to patrons during the evening hours.Read More

Jabez Clegg - Nightclub Sound and Lighting Installation

Every so often a nightclub owner has the foresight to have a sound system installed that is actually designed for the job of providing the paying customer with a true acoustic experience. This may seem like common sense considering that music is the main feature of a nightclub, but our experience has shown that in most cases the sound system is generally the last thing that the owners choose to invest in. Read More

Denton West Working Mans Club Manchester - Background Sound. Live PA & DJ Sound System Installation

We were initially asked to come over and visit Denton West Working Men's Club on a system support issue. The social club included two communal bar lounge areas and a large function hall. During our initial consultation with the clubs chairperson, we discovered that most of the speakers in the bar areas had not worked for years and the speakers that were working were not providing a high enough quality of sound. He also had aspirations to utilise the function hall as an event venue for live music, dj based events and as a venue for weddings and private party's. On initial inspection of the system it was clear that the installation was over 15 years old and soon became apparent that the best direction was to install a completely new solution.
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Lounge 10 Bar Restaurant Nightclub Bolton - Background, Live & Nightclub Sound System Installation. LED Lighting Installation

Lounge 10 is a combined restaurant, lounge bar and nightclub. From the Erotic Artwork adorning the walls to the crystal chandelier, the venue oozes sophistication, glamour and decadence. Lounge 10 needed something special to coincide with their plush design and future objectives. When Lounge 10 acquired their Bolton premises they already had an attractive Tannoy Sound system with ten C-Mark power amplifiers running the speaker cabinets and subwoofers. Also a Tannoy signal processor is used to distribute sound. Lounge 10 needed a professional organisation to maintain the high standards they had already achieved and also needed a top class company to refit and re-organise the existing Tannoy system. Read More

Odd Restaurant Bar Nightclub Northern Quarter Manchester - Background / Nightclub Sound System & Audio Video System Installation

Three years after the opening of Manchester based Odd bar and two years after the launch of sister venue –the award winning Odder bar (best bar north and best bar UK 2007-2008) Managing director Cleo Farman took the decision to completely overhaul the existing sound systems of both venues. This move was driven by her frustration with the existing systems which were prone to failure and did not come with 24 hour support, proving critical when high profile DJ’s such as Mark Ronson are playing. Blacka Acoustics has completed sound, light and AV solutions for many bars, nightclubs and live music venues throughout Manchester, such as; One Central, Ruby lounge, Jabez Clegg and Lounge 31. Read More

Thomas Street Post Office Retail Outlet Northern Quarter Manchester - Background ipod Sound System Installation

Retail owners throughout the country are waking up to the fact that high quality sound is a major benefit to a store's ambience and can also greatly enhance the customer shopping experience. In this retail clothing installation at the Old Post Office in Manchester's ultra trendy Northern Quarter, the client wanted to keep the music every changing by running it from a large catalogue of music contained on an ipod. Though the job was not a large task, we took great pride in finding a perfect solution.   Read More

Carhartt Retail Clothing Store Northern Quarter Manchester - Sound System Installation

Originally founded in New York, Carhartt is a unique urban style clothing store. The brand had aspirations to take their new retail space in Manchester to a new level. Being an historically New York outfit, music was a major part of their plan. Carhartt needed a professional sound solution to help create an array of different moods for the store. They needed a sound system that could provide surround sound and clarity during the day, but also had the ability to be pumped up in the evening and weekends and could also cope with with live shows, DJ’s and other artists performing whilst people shop. Read More

Odder Restaurant Bar Nightclub Manchester - Background Sound & Nightclub Sound System Installation

Three years after the opening of Manchester based Odd bar and two years after the launch of sister venue –the award winning Odder bar (best bar north and best bar UK 2007-2008) Managing director Cleo Farman took the decision to completely overhaul the existing sound systems of both venues. This move was driven by her frustration with the existing systems which were prone to failure and did not come with 24 hour support, proving critical when high profile DJ’s such as Mark Ronson are playing. Blacka Acoustics has completed sound, light and AV solutions for many bars, nightclubs and live music venues throughout Manchester, such as; One Central, Ruby lounge, Jabez Clegg and Lounge 31. Read More

HMP Styal Women's Prison Cheshire - Background Sound PA System Installation

Styal Women’s Prison approached Blacka Acoustics to fit a, reliable sound solution into their Gymnasium and ‘Keep Fit’ area. Blacka relished in the challenge ahead of them and provided a complete solution. With over a decade’s experience in dealings with all things Sound and Light, Blacka Acoustics the installation was undertaken with our usual efficiency. We were instructed that the prison wanted a public address system to play music whilst the inmates were training and doing other rehabilitation tasks such as keep fit, weight training and other informal programmes.. Read More

Lounge 31Nightclub Manchester - Nightclub Sound System Installation

Akin to many new bar & night club developments, Lounge 31 is situated beneath a residential block of flats. Under the direction of the club owners, we were initially instructed to install an extremely powerful sound system. After a number of complaints from the neighbors, we were then asked to scale the system down. Our engineers deliberated for short time and decided to replace our bigger system with our smaller touring range, this consisted of; 4 Blacka BS12 subwoofers, (12”) 2 Blacka TFR 1201 and a further four Blacka FRW 1201, we used 2 Crown Excess 1200 and 1 Crown Excess 500 to run the whole system and a DBX Driverack PA and an Allen and Heath Zone controller was set up to control the signal and processing. . Read More

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Liam Gallagher at Pretty Green Clothing Store Manchester. - Pro DJ Solution Hire

“On my way to Manchester, centre of the universe,” Tweeted Liam Gallagher just hours before heading to the flagship store of his Pretty Green fashion label on King Street in the city.The former Oasis star was there on Monday, June 10th, to promote the launch of Beady Eye’s follow-up album, BE, which is already fostering reviews in the music press to confirm it’s the best material released by the either of the estranged Gallagher brothers in some time.

No launch event would be complete without an after-party and this was no exception. The band invited legendary Manc DJ Clint Boon to soundtrack the celebrations on a setup consisting of Pioneer CD players and mixer, proudly provided by Blacka Hire.

Juan Atkins at Carhartt Clothing Store Manchester. - Nightclub Sound Hire

Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States as the son of a concert promoter, Juan Atkins learned how to play bass, drums, and "a little lead guitar" at an early age. Atkins, along with school friends Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, tuned in regularly to WGPR to hear DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson's genre-defying radio show.At age sixteen, Atkins heard electronic music for the first time, which would prove to be a life-changing experience. In late-1990s interviews, he recalls the sound of synthesizers as being like "UFOs landing." He soon had his first synthesizer and abandoned playing funk bass. Read More

DJ Producer Mr Scruff Manchester - Nightclub DJ Sound System Hire

Mr Scruff is a DJ with a difference, with styles ranging from Blues, Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, Disco, Boogie, Deep House, Reggae, Ska, Rock-steady, Dancehall, Electronica, Hip Hop, Latin, Drum & Bass and Breakbeat. By the very nature of his music selection, the speaker system he plays on has to be thunderous as well as having clarity and high definition. . Read More

DJ Semtex at Teasers Manchester - Nightclub DJ Sound System Hire

Hailing from Manchester DJ Semtex, has worked with America's leading Hip Hop artists. A regular on BBC Radio, Semtex demands a world class system anywhere he plays. When he performed at Teasers Club in Manchester there was only one place to go. Blacka Acoustics utilized the original sound system at Teasers and decided to take 2 Blacka BS15 sub woofers and four Blacka TFR 1502 to magnify the sound to an immense proportion. Read More

Lick Edinburgh Scotland - Nightclub DJ Sound System Hire

For the maximum dance floor experience, club goers listing to the dance music styles of Happy House and Trance demand extreme subwoofer power and a smooth crisp high end, so when The Lick promoters from, Edinburgh contacted us they already knew exactly what they wanted. They informed us that they had heard one of our systems running at a party and wanted the exact same system. So we took to the road and set off to the city centre of Edinburgh. Read More

Manchester Art Gallery - DJ Sound System & Lighting Hire

Blacka Acoustics provided a turn-key solution for the students at Hulme Hall, Manchester. The students wanted an out and out rave, split into three sections; The Main Gallery, (1 & 2) The Cafe‘ area and the Atrium. We started with lighting the Entrance hall, using Parcan lighting with various coloured gels to wash the walls and ceiling, also illuminating the stairs leading up to the main gallery. In the gallery itself we used a number of LED lighting and pin spots, bringing the pictures and objects to life with a glorious up-wash effect, this worked tremendously in the open large spaces we took advantage of. In the Atrium a slightly different approach was taken, because a majority of surfaces are made of frosted glass we decided to illuminate the room from behind each glass panel, this enabled us to wash the room completely with a mass of colours working perfectly together. Read More

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Gangam Style Head Teacher - Stage Effects Equipment Hire

When Penketh High School approached us with a request to provide lasers, smoke machine and lights, we thought they might have wanted to add a little pizzazz to the end of year prom.But it turns out the Cheshire school had something a little more unusual in mind.

The equipment was in fact used to put the finishing touches to head teacher Jeff Hughes’ video re-enactment of Psy’s summer hit Gangam style. Jeff promised pupils he would perform the song if the school hit performance targets. When they delivered, Jeff stayed true to his word, premiering the video – complete with dance moves, bizarre locations and explosions – at a Year 11 leavers’ assembly on Friday. The video quickly went viral, racking up a massive 250,000 Youtube hits.

RNCM Jazzz Quartet Manchester - Stage and Live Band PA Hire

As part of the Royal Northern College of Music’s (RNCM) 40th birthday celebrations the world- renowned music school hosted an afternoon of music at the Oast House, Spinningfields. With a soundtrack from the RNCM’s amazing jazz quintet, and burgers and cold beer fresh from the Oast House. Blacka Hire provided engineer support for the well-attended event, which was part of RNCM in the City – a series of 40 celebratory concerts held over seven months in Manchester. The afternoon of music is part of Spinningfields’ packed summer entertainment calendar which makes the most of a stage hire, PA hire and canopy hire provided on a long-term basis from Blacka Hire.

Lili is Toast of the Oast - Stage and Live Sound Hire

Wednesday isn’t usually known as being the most exciting night of the week. The Oast House, Spinningfields, is changing that with a lively night of entertainment from one of Burlesque’s best performers, performing on a Blacka Hire semi-permanent stage hire whilst making use of their imfamous sound hire.

Lili La Scala’s Gilded Lili Variety Club entertained crowds at the bar’s courtyard, kicking off an event that is sure to become a favourite for Oast House regulars and newcomers alike. Don’t forget, there’s loads more going on at the Oast House as the venue makes the most of itssemi-permanent stage hire an sound hire setup from Blacka Hire.


Lemar at the Hilton Hotel Manchester - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

This black tie charity event held in the new Hilton Hotel in Manchester and featured a performance from Lemar the award winning (2 Brit awards, Best Male solo artist, three MOBOS & Best Male, Best Urban Act too!) singer. Playing alongside Lemar at this event was the phenomenal saxophonist Rosemary Quaye whose repertoire covers Jazz, Funky Jazz, Freestyle, Pop, Soul and Blues. Also playing was Manchester based singer/songwriter Kathryn Edwards and Manchester’s own Comedian of the year 2000 Justin Moorhouse. Read More

Souls of Mischief & Virus Syndicate Live at Carhartt - Live Vocal PA & DJ Sound System Hire

A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai were just a bunch school kids when they met in Oakland California, the place where they formed Souls of Mischief. Now after four albums and nearing closer to twenty years in the game they are still independently standing strong, working on a new tour and some upcoming releases. Any aficionado of Hip Hop will tell you the frenzy 93 ‘Til Infinity invokes every time it’s dropped. With looping horns and rollercoaster laid back verses it’s an anthem that has gathered Hip Hop pilgrims coast to coast worldwide. Read More

Trip & DJ Dave Haslam - Indoor & Outdoor Live Band PA & DJ Sound System Hire

Born in a Wimbledon Hospital weighing a healthy 7 1/2 pounds, Alex Child aka Trip grew up in Hammersmith, West London. After the blur of college and a set of A levels that spelt DUDE, Trip found himself making and performing music across the capital at mates studios, on pirate radio stations and at open mic nights as a live vocalist and MC. Read More

Blackpool Christmas Lights Switch on . - Live Sound System PA and Stage Lighting

The festive spirit was alive in Blackpool as thousands of revelers braved the blustery weather for the annual Christmas Lights switch-on. An impressive line-up of stars including singer Mr Hudson and X Factor's Laura White strutted their stuff on stage before pulling the lever to transform the town into a magical wonderland. The crowd, huddled under umbrellas and raincoats, cheered as Laura belted out the Noisettes' tune Don't Upset The Rhythm and her own new single You Should Have Known. The Bolton singer said: "It's so exciting to be here. I love Blackpool – I've been coming here all my life" Read More

Beenie Man Live in Huddersfield - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

Anthony Moses Davis (born August 22, 1973),[2] better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Jamaican reggae entertainer and a well established dancehall artist. Davis was born in the Waterhouse district of Kingston in 1973.He was involved in the music industry from a young age, starting toasting at the age of five, and was encouraged by his uncle Sydney Wolf, who played drums for Jimmy Cliff. His debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder was produced by Bunny Lee and released in 1983. In 1984 Beenie Man recorded some material with Barrington Levy, but his music career was put on hold while he finished school. Beenie Man continued performing and honed his craft beside the then dominant dancehall figures including Ninjaman, Admiral Bailey and Shabba Ranks.Read More

Bobby and Linda Womack Live in Bolton - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

Cecil ''Bobby'' Womack (born 1947) and his wife Linda (born 1952) had a long history before the release of their first duo album in 1983. Cecil was one of the gospel-singing Womack Brothers who became the Valentino’s and toured with Sam Cooke in the early '60s; Linda was Cooke's daughter. Both Womack’s were successful songwriters for such performers as Teddy Prendergast, Wilson Pickett, and Aretha Franklin prior to hooking up as a performing team. The focus is on song writing in their collaboration; they began with Love Wars, which featured the Top 40 R&B hit "Baby I'm Scared of You." Radio M.U.S.I.C. Man (1985) contains unfinished Sam Cooke songs completed by the duo. It was followed by Conscience in 1988 and Family Spirit in 1991. Read More

I Love Hip Hop UK Tour in Manchester - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

Manchester is generally not the first city that comes to mind when you think of Hip Hop, but for those in the know, the city has a thriving underground scene. There are huge amounts of artists based throughout the city, and organisations such as Unity Radio Station have worked hard to create a hub for this emerging talent. At their new Manchester headquarters, The Hanger in Ancoats. Unity Radio hosted the first leg of the The I love Hip Hop UK Tour. Read More

Maxi Priest & Beres Hammond Live in Manchester - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

When two legends of Reggae music appear on the same bill, you can rest assured that you are going to witness a night to remember. The acoustics have to be of superior quality like the artists themselves. We brought out a very special rig for the occasion, which was based on our premier touring range, featuring our Festival full range speakers and the BS Sub Bass units digitally powered by the industry leading Crown Amplification. Read More

Luciano and Etana Live in Manchester - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

Luciano is a legendary Jamaican roots reggae artist and has received numerous awards including 'Most Spiritual and Educative Singer' and Mandela's 'Most Cultural Artist'. He even received a plaque from the Jamaican government to encourage him in the work he is doing[citation needed]. He was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer on October 15, 2007, in recognition of his contribution to reggae music. Luciano's music is influenced by Stevie Wonder, Frankie Paul and late reggae singer Dennis Brown. Read More

Wretch 32 Question & Answers Session - In the Basement - Unity Radio

Live questions and answers session with Jermaine Scott aka Wretch 32. The session was hosted at the Basement, by Unity Radio 98.2 powered by Blacka equipment. View the case study for more information on the event and to watch the video. Read More

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Parties Weddings & Events
Sorreen Guinness World Record Attempt - Vocal PA & Catwalk Stage

Soreen will be attempting to break a World Record and raise money for charity. The world record attempt is to be held at the Manchester Velodrome, for 24 hours, from 5pm on the 1st October. Soreen and an army of local volunteers want to smash the existing world record for the most amount of electricity generated in a 24 hour period, by pedaling static bicycles. Electricity is to be measured in kilowatt hours.. Read More

Birthday Party Kimberley Hall Norwich. - 5k DJ Rig

Since the early Middle Ages, Kimberley has been in occupation as a manorial site and deer park. Despite the county’s topographically challenged nature, the ‘hill’ at Downham upon which the present house stands, overlooking the river Tiffey, was originally the site of Downham Hall. It is recorded that this was sold by Richard Buxton in 1640 and that the present house was built in 1712 for Sir John Wodehouse (an ancestor of PG Wodehouse) by William Talman. . Read More

21st Birthday Party in Liverpool. - 5k DJ Rig

There are 21st birthday parties and there are 21st BIRTHDAY PARTIES and this one was definitely the latter. The event featured a marquee that was bigger than the average detached home, a state of the art lighting rig by Light Tech of Cheshire, music by the legendary Manchester DJ Dave Haslam (Hacienda Yellow), a massive 5K Dj rig by Blacka Acoustics. Read More

Wedding at Manchester City Council Lord Mayors Suite. - 5k DJ Rig

The Manchester Town Hall is without doubt home to some of the grandest function suites in the North West of England. The building of the Town Hall (1868 - 77) was designed in the thirteenth century Gothic style but it was, in Waterhouse's words, a building "essentially of the nineteenth century." It incorporated such innovations as a warm air heating system .Read More

The Drifters Corporate Event. - Live band PA Hire

When you get a call to work with a legendary band, there is absolutely no feeling like it. The Drifters have sold in excess of 214 million singles and 114 million albums across the world and are also one of the longest serving bands in history. As one of the biggest selling bands of all time, The Drifters have collated a huge catalogue of over 50 hits, including timeless classics such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies,’ ‘Under The Boardwalk,’ ‘On Broadway,’ ‘Up on the Roof’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies. Read More

Fashion TV Launch Party in Manchester - PA Sound System Hire

Founded in France in 1997 by its president Michel Adam Lisowski, Fashion TV has become one of the most widely-distributed satellite channels in the world: 31 satellite and 2,000 cable systems, with a total of 500 million households in 192 countries across the five continents. FTV is the only 24 hours / 7 days fashion, beauty and style TV station worldwide and provides glamorous entertainment with emphasis on the latest trends. Read More

Retail Fashion Store Party. The Thomas Street Post Office Northern Quarter Manchester - DJ Sound System Hire

Retail owners throughout the country are waking up to the fact that attracting new and existing customers into their stores can go a long way to helping to sustain the flow of revenue coming into their business during these somewhat turbulent times. Over the years we have advised many of our retail clients to invest in a high quality sound system to add benefit to their ambience and enhance the the customers shopping experienc
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Wedding Reception Cheshire - Background, Live Band PA Sound System Hire

A wedding is probably the most important day of your life, you want it to be the greatest experience possible, with no hassle and complete professionalism all round. In this event Blacka Acoustics did just that, providing a complete package, from DJ to live, we did it all in the only way we know how. Excellence is our trademark and quality is our ambition, these are goals we set ourselves every day to ensure people get the best out of their products/installations and hire’s. Read More

Corporate Event Kimberley Hall Norwich- Background, Live Band PA Sound System Hire

Kimberley Hall is set in some of the most romantic countryside in Norfolk. Many traditional woodland rides giving way to lush fields and the river Tiffy. The park itself includes a lake, two bridges to carry you over two different waterways. There is also a 750m long grass airstrip for flying shows and flying visitors. For this huge corporate event, three van loads of equipment were taken. The solution required a vast array of lighting and sound equipment, setup in different locations around Kimberly Hall. From the helicopter to the late night parties, this event had it all. Our client wanted a huge mirror ball and plenty of different lights as well as a professional DJ and band setup. .Read More

Festival & Outdoor Events
Festival & Outdoor Events
Spin Festival Manchester 2013 - Live Music and Stage Hire

In Spinningfields, Manchester’s weather did little to dampen the hot Latin atmosphere at SpinFest, where South America’s finest musicians and DJs treated crowds to the sound of salsa, samba and more. As usual, Blacka Hire provided sound, stage, lighting and canopy for the event, which is part of a series running throughout summer.

Manchester International Festival 2013 - 5k DJ Rig

Blacka Hire is proud to be part of a fortnight of events to bring Manchester’s rich cultural life to the world’s attention. Manchester International Festival brings a host of arts events to the city’s streets and theatres. At the heart of the biannual event is the Festival Square and Pavilion Theatre, which takes over Albert Square during the fortnight of celebrations.For the third year running, Blacka Hire provided equipment to make the magic happen at three diverse shows, sending CD mixers, DJ monitors and DJ stand for use throughout the event...

Manchester Pride 2010 - Moving Carnival Float

Thousands of people took to the streets of Manchester to watch the annual Pride parade. The event - which is celebrating its 20th anniversary - saw more than 100 groups and floats make their way through the city centre. Award-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen is Grand Marshal of the 2010 parade and led the procession through the streets.. Read More

Manchester Carnival 2010 - Staged Live Band PA & DJ Sound System

Manchester Carnival has brought Caribbean culture to the forefront, annually for over 30 years, and is the North West's largest celebration of Caribbean music and carnival arts. A vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance, theatre and costume. Read More

Glastonbury Music Festival Somerset - Indoor & Outdoor Live Band PA & DJ Sound System Hire

Greenpeace and sponsors B&Q were looking to put on a fantastic Glastonbury event, dedicated to recycling and increasing people’s awareness of waste problems. They had a mammoth task to achieve, integrating live music with skaters and BMX riders. They needed something spectacular to wow and grab people’s attention. Blacka Acoustics provided the main stage P.A. and two other live smaller systems.. Read More

Greater Manchester Police Float for Pride Manchester . - 30k PA Moving Carnival Float

This year’s parade has undergone some changes with a float being added to the crowd where DJ and presenter Anthony Crank will be providing the entertainment with the support of Blacka Acoustics Ltd. Constable Cub, along with Billy B from Lancashire, Whistler the Dog from Cumbria and GMP’s latest recruit PCSO Steve will be out to represent the heroes in the police who are proud to stand up for what they believe in. .Read More

Manchester Carnival - 70k Mobile DJ PA

Manchester Carnival has brought Caribbean culture to the forefront, annually for over 30 years, and is the North West's largest celebration of Caribbean music and carnival arts. Held each summer in Alexandra Park, this popular free festival is one of the largest Caribbean events in the country and includes live bands, DJ sets, a procession, traditional Caribbean food and drink stalls and plenty of family-friendly events. There is also a fairground and an arts and craft fair. .Read More

The Cutting Room Experiment in Manchester - Outdoor PA Sound System Hire

Ancoats came alive last weekend for the first time in years when hundreds of people descended on the eastern part of the city for a day of unusually organised events from space hopper racing and musical statues to a world record attempt for the longest conga line. The atmosphere in the square was great. It was really nice to see so many people of all different ages mixing together and having a good time. Named the Cutting Room Experiment, the fun day held on Saturday 20 June was organised to mark and celebrate ten years of regeneration in Ancoats including the redevelopment and restoration of Royal Mills, one of the oldest cotton mills in the country and the creation of a number of new homes in the area. Read More

Whitchurch Live Music Weekender - Live Band PA Sound System Hire

Whitchurch is a huge live charity event in Shropshire that required a similarly huge 10kw front of house sound system. The Whitchurch event needed a reliable turn-key solution that Blacka Acoustics were more than happy to provide. The system included  4 Blacka Acoustics Festival 12 mid/high cabs, 6 Blacka Acoustics BS18 Subwoofers and running them was the notorious Crown VZ5002. We used one of them for the subwoofers, one Crown iTech 8000 for the mid frequency range and one Crown XTi 2000 for the high frequencies, this powered the whole Front of House system. We selected the DBX Driverack 480 processor, the professionals choice. Read More

Dpercussion Music Festival Manchester - Outdoor DJ & Live PA Sound System Hire

Dpercussion is a non-profit making free festival with 200 bands, nine stages, and it celebrates it's tenth birthday this year. The festival has a capacity for over 50,000 people. It happens within the urban environment of Castlefield basin. A redeveloped and underused area of Manchester city centre, this canalside setting has green lawns, a huge, purpose built, outdoor ampitheatre and several key bars and restaurants, all of which are utilised to their full potential only during the annual Dpercussion event. Read More



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