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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Northern Beaches PA Hire Anzac Day 2016

Anzac day with Northern Beaches PA hire 

Manly beach morning ceremony, Harbord Hilton

Anzac day dawned sunny and bright this year and we were at South Steyne Surflub to run the sound for the beach ceremony, with an audience of around 400 people.
Speakers were placed on the sand facing the walkway in some very hot and testing conditions, the boxes were red hot before they were switched on which was a slight concern!

The key speakers told of the bravery of the men from Manly who rowed the boats ashore at Gallipoli.
Some of the first Soldiers into the fray and many lost their lives in the process, a great tradition of remembrance.

We used wired mics for this and kept it basic to avoid the confusion of mic signals etc.. and wanted to keep the sand out. cables were run in the sand and the crowd could hear clearly. 

Harbord Hilton 2 UP

This event is always a challenge due to the numbers of people who flock to the venue for the traditional 2UP day. Well over 1000 people were enjoying the atmosphere, we place 4 QSC K 10's around the site, with 2 Wireless mics and music throughout.
We chose the K10's because of their size and dispersion of 90 degrees ensuring the caller was heard but not deafening.
On return we were treated to a sight of people going crazy and beer soaked cables. it was a huge success and we will be back next year!

Elanora Golf Club wedding

This a great venue with huge outdoor spaces and large rooms for a hi end wedding.
we had a duo in the marquee and Dj rig in the ballroom all needing great sound.
Poco Uno employed to sort the sound out on this extravagant wedding day.
It looked and sounded very impressive when all done!
Cdj 2000 nexus dj decks Djm 900 mixer, RCF HD12 speakers with Subs all went in and worked flawlessly.
outside in the marquee we setup for a popular Melbourne duo flown in for the event..
They were happy with the sound and the event went off without a hitch.

For information and advice for your event call 0407 498 970
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Friday, 18 March 2016

Northern Beaches PA and Speaker Hire 2015/2016 Summer Parties and Weddings on the Northern Beaches

Busiest Summer yet for the hire department of choice on the Northern Beaches

We have been lucky to have now got a great customer base and relationship with so many Venues, Wedding Planners, Bars, Restaurants, Clubs, Councils, Cafes and Charity groups in the area


                                 The Boathouse Group                               


A live band on the deck at The Boathouse

Dj Setup at the Boathouse Shelley Beach

 The Boathouse Group have been providing us with interesting and fun events to organize at their
amazing locations across the beaches, the best place for your younger funkier wedding super cool surroundings, great staff and a location to die for the new number 1 in our books.

Longreef Golf Club

An awesome spot with great parking and super attentive staff, Stephanie is a ball of energy and will
go the to the extra effort to make sure it is a day to remember.
The wind can sometimes be a problem with a north east wind playing havoc with the microphones!
A great spot for a winter wedding in our opinion.

 Longreef summer wedding 2016


Great access for the audio equipment!

Pacific Club Palm Beach

Jah Bar Dee Why


We have been providing sound and Dj equipment for the popular Reggae evenings on Tuesday's at this new venue, great food and an awesome view work well with some modern and classic sounds.
A simple setup of two powered speakers and Pioneer decks, is unobtrusive and patrons can still talk
due to the height and angle of the speakers.

Belgrave Cartel Manly

This is still the Sunday night spot to head to in Manly if you want to mix it with the locals and the modern day Manly Push!
Each week the venue is packed to the rafters with the in crowd  moving in a warm lather to the sounds of local selector Adam Russo.
Adam prefers CDJ 900's and a Behringer NOX 606 mixer  over a Pioneer DJM which is unusual, the mixer is feature packed with filters and effects, and i'm happy as its cheap to replace if a beer falls in!  

Guitars for hire Northern Beaches

And finally just for something different we are building a small range of guitars and basses for hire.
Mainly aimed as props for promo shoots or to brighten up a band shoot rather than for gigs, we have more coming that will look great at your next party or event, starting at $40 per night.

Northern Beaches PA hire

0407 498970


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Northern Beaches PA hire summer 2015/2016 weddings events, parties and charity events

This month at Northern Beaches PA Hire has been busy with a wide variety of events

November is always a busy time to get married and there is no place better than the Northern beaches of Sydney.

Our two favorite venues  The Boathouse and Long Reef Golf Club have kept us busy with varied weddings and functions.
We have also discovered a new gem Milestone events at Manly, this family run business has secured the Sargent's Mess at North Head. this venue is set in the ground of the old army barracks and is a great place for a wedding as you can be in a private place and you can be as noisy as you like!!
There is also a bus to take everyone home at the end.
Superb attention to detail with this family run business means flexibility and a great event every time

Check out the pics and look at the website 

Elements for hire Wedding stylists

We have been kept busy with Robyn from Elements For Hire who is based on the northern beaches and has a keen eye for detail. Summer is a busy time for all wedding stylists and we keep running into Robyn around the area so obviously people have found her services are first class.
we regularly hire sound equipment to her and she can incorporate this into any package and setup for you on the day.
Try these links

    m: 0459 062 034

A Walk for Brain Cancer 2015 Manly

For the 4th year we organised the sound system at this event at Shelley beach 4 powerful   QSC k series speakers sent the message and the music to warm up the crowd at this worthwhile event  

CELEBRITIES  including rugby league great Brad Fittler, Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic and a few Manly Sea Eagles will be joining a huge charity walk starting at Shelly Beach on Sunday.

They will all be supporting the Walk4BrainCancer, which aims to raise $150,000 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
Clontarf’s Bec Lucas, 23, started the event five years ago in honour of her father, Tony, who had just died from the terrible disease.
“Dad very much believed in the work of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and channelled a lot of his energy into raising funds and awareness,” she said.

Sabrina 17, Nathan 19, Aaron 21, and Bec Lucas 23. Picture: Braden Fastier

“I wanted to continue his legacy and also make a difference, so that other families don’t have to go through what (our family) did.
“The first year, we hoped to get 200 walkers and raise $20,000, but we got 800 walkers and raised $80,000.”

International college of Management Manly, Royal Far West School Christmas party 2015 

We were proud to help the students at the ICMS college Manly who are organizing the Christmas party for the Royal Far West School in Manly, we have had a long relationship with both organisations and are happy to help spread a bit of Christmas spirit to local charities.
if you have a charity event and need advice or equipment give us a call at Northern Beaches PA Hire

Monday, 2 November 2015

Weddings and Events in November at Northern Beaches PA Hire

Pacific Club Wedding, SurfAid Sumba and Halloween

A busy Weekend with Northern Beaches PA Hire

Summer has arrived and we are feeling the heat in the sunny northern beaches of Sydney. The warm weather means weddings and outdoor events are kicking in as the longer days and warm evenings are more agreeable than winter evenings.

The Pacific Club in Palm Beach 

A great spot for a wedding with a great 50's style Colonial fit out it surprised us with its laid back style but efficient staff and wonderful views.

We organised a Roland BA 55 battery powered system to play music and allow the 50 or so guests to hear the celebrant and the couple exchange vows. High wind was a problem so a dense pop filter was slipped over the microphone to calm the noise from the wind.

We also setup powered speakers with Ipod inputs at the Pacific Club for the reception in a courtyard to allow the reveling to keep on till late into the night.

Palm Beach is a great wedding destination if you are thinking of getting married there take into account the travel time and parking as it can be tricky on a weekend!

    Surfaid Sumba fund raiser at Bill Buckle's private home

Surfaid is a great organisation and is making changes around the world with its clean drinking water initiatives and other projects.
Surfaid Sumba was raising awareness and money to improve the drinking water in the the surfing mecca.
We provided a projector and screen along with microphone and speakers to show a short video and allow the speakers to be heard in this wonderful beach side setting. The main priority for the event was simplicity and fail safe performance on the night  so we tested all the kit before the event and checked it all again insitu 
The event was a great success and the profile of Surfaid Sumba was raised locally.

Halloween and Northern Beaches PA Hire    

We were running flat out all weekend to various Halloween   parties and bands playing at house parties and small venues, what i noticed is the problems of feedback through the mics in a lounge room with wooden floors and no damping from any surface was a bit tricky with a room full of demons and monsters!

Behringer B112w update from the hire dept

We have hired 14 of the workhorse Behringer B112w's  for 2 years now out every weekend and are very impressed with how they have survived the general abuse they have received.
These speakers come back covered in sand, beer, spirits and wet through to a point where i'm slightly reluctant to turn them on!
So far we have had one tweeter blow which is impressive, the cases look god still and the bluetooth function works perfectly , if you are after a decent cheap speaker that will last then you cant go far wrong with these

Positive Feedback

Always nice to have happy customers, it costs us nothing to look after each person that comes to us for advice to hire or purchase. Contact us on 0407 498 970  

Joel from Northern Beaches PA Hire was unbelievably helpful when I purchased my portable PA speaker system. He was extremely knowledgeable and forthcoming with his advice.
He made me feel at ease and confident with the technology, giving me personal tips and followed up to check I was comfortable afterwards. 
I am extremely happy with the service I received from Northern Beaches PA Hire & Joel wen't above and beyond. 

Rebecca, Marriage Celebrant 


Friday, 16 October 2015

DJ gear hire Northern Beaches Sydney CDJ 2000 Nexus CDJ 900's DJM Mixers

DJ equipment hire specialists Northern Beaches Sydney

Djing and the Dj culture is now mainstream in most youth culture groups, from humble beginnings it is now a part of the landscape of many peoples lives, whether Djing themselves or attending Bars, Clubs and Festivals dedicated to the art.

Northern Beaches founder DJ NAKED started in 1987 in the UK playing Disco and Funk to an uneducated crowd drinking beer and fighting on a Saturday night!

The Summer Of Love in 1989 changed everything just as Punk and before that Elvis Presley did for the youth of the time.
Moving to London and Playing at Heaven, The Astoria and Subterranean Club along with gigs in Brighton, Bristol and the south coast on Technics 1200's with Vinyl and Mixers that often did not have Crossfaders things moved at an amazing pace.

Ibiza, Detroit, New York and London were pushing the boundaries of music and technology in the field. The Northern beaches of Sydney were hugely influential unknown to most with the development of the Fairlight Sampler. 

This Sampler used in the 80's by Herbie Hancock on his track  "Rockit" designed by Tony Furse made the sound of the 80's  they even had an office in French's Forest!

The 90's and digital technology did away with small companies such as this to be dominated finally by Pioneer and its ground breaking CDJ and DJM range in the early 2000's.

Compact disks gave way to USB sticks and a new affordable professional Dj platform was allowing anyone to mix, remix and produce music.

At Northern Beaches PA hire we have moved with this from the CDJ 1000 MK3 to the CDJ 2000 Nexus which is today's benchmark Dj tool.

We offer them at a competitive $120 each per 24 hrs  with DJM Mixers from $50.

If you need this level of sophisticated Dj equipment call us today we offer a great service which includes setup and training for the novice, we also have Technics 1200's for the purist.

The setup below includes Traktor Scratch Pro

We also can put you in touch with great local and city based Dj's such as Alex Mac, August, Seany B, Toby Neal, Illya, Kid Kenobi, Jack Mccord and other top names in the industry

Call 0407 498 970

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Northern Beaches Weddings and Events with Northern Beaches PA Hire

Summer Weddings on the Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches PA Hire, Speaker Hire and Audio Visual Group are working together in 2016   

It has been a flying start to the wedding season on the Northern Beaches this year

Lisa Parker Celebrant
Bespoke Social
Cloud 9 Events 
Elements For Hire
Event Hire Services
AVA Party Hire
Lights To Party
Good For Manly
Party Starters
Long Reef Golf Club 
Warringah Council
The Boathouse Group

We have serviced all these clients and probably 30 individual customers over the last few weeks and have pulled in the AV and Speaker Hire team to lend a hand!

A combination of customer focus and great equipment with knowledgeable staff  have seen us really delivering what the customer expects as standard this season. 

If you have an event on the Northern Beaches of Sydney this summer ring us on 0407 498970
or email  for expert advice from a team with 30 years in the industry


Weddings at Long Reef Golf Club and The Boathouse 

If you are planning to get married this Summer or Autumn then start by making a list of all the things you will need, somewhere at the bottom or scribbled in the side will be "audio" quite often with a question mark.
Usually the groom will be tasked to "sort something out with his mate in a band who has a speaker in the garage"
This speaker will either not work or be turned into a rabbit hutch or something similar and will let you down on the day.
 We normally get a panicked phone call a week out from a bride that has taken things into her own hands at the 11th hour to make sure the job of "audio" gets sorted.

We can always help out and make it happen and have over 50 powered speakers, 20 wireless mics 
and 10 battery powered systems ready to go and can be delivered anywhere on the Northern Beaches.

If you want to talk to us early in the planning we can offer free advice and access to our network of proven companies involved in the Wedding industry we know all the venues and supply companies on the Beaches and can help you make decisions early in the planning that will save time money and stress.

  Northern Beaches PA  Northern Beaches Speaker   

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Good For Manly with Northern Beaches PA Hire and Ulterior Motive

Sept 26th Manly Oval, 500 people 3 musicians an Independent Councillor on a mission to stop Manly Council dig up this patch of green and "Put Up A Parking Lot" 

Councillor Candy Bingham is always a voice for the people's view of what is good for Manly. Sometimes opposing the Council's stance on redevelopment in the area she engages the people who live and pay the rates into the council coffers.

This protest was no exception 500 - 600 people turned out in unpredictable weather to listen local super tight trio Ulterior Motive warm up the crowd with some great tracks from the 70's that had the Baby Boomers singing along to Sweet Home Alabama etc. culminating with a rendition of Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi with emphasis on the "Parking lot".
We used minimal kit  3 Behringer B112w powered Speakers with a Eurorack mixer, Beta 58 and Sm 58 mics. The guys turned up and played and we quickly worked out that playing in front of a roofed Grandstand had a unique effect on the sound especially with the speakers on high stands filling the space with surprisingly clear  and warm sound from such a small improvised rig.
The three band members who are all professional muso's commented on the sound from the small speakers i had chosen to use , mainly because of the weather idecided to use light small speakers that could handle some rain and punishment and not cost the earth to replace. 

I have quickly found the Behringer B112 speaker a versatile reliable speaker with around 14 hired each week some coming back looking like they had been attacked by a group of Kindergarten kids, super reliable with one tweeter out of 14 blown once in a year of hire that works for me! Compare that with 14 JBL speakers and you would have a hard time keeping your running costs that low.

The event was a success for all concerned and we packed away dry and without incident.

Ulterior Motive  are a great band for the thinking persons wedding or party, playing popular diverse quality music which can be hard to find these days.
Check out the link above for more info or contact us here