New rigging company chooses Electro Kabuki.
We have a new direct Electro Kabuki customer in Erlend Webb, director of newly formed business Webb’s Rigging Ltd and a highly regarded professional in the rigging sector.
While Webb’s Rigging may be a new business in the events industry, Erlend is not. In fact, he’s a veteran with more than 20 years of experience in TV productions, theatre, film and live events including rock & roll tours and Olympic ceremonies – and he is acutely familiar with Electro Kabuki.
Erlend set up his business in March 2020, which unfortunately coincided with the arrival of the first coronavirus lockdown. Despite the difficulties imposed by Covid on the events sector, Erlend’s reputation and expertise have kept him busy over the past 18 months.
He has used Electro Kabuki many times over the years, predominantly with his work in TV using rented EK systems or EK kits belonging to studios or venues. That’s why the dependable system became his kabuki drop solution of choice for any rigging project that required curtains, drapes or props to be released with precision timing.
Webb’s Rigging is already proving successful. For nine years, Erlend was the head rigger on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. We’re pleased to hear that his new company has retained that contract and in a conversation with Erlend just last week, he was in the middle of setting up for Strictly 2021 that starts next month.
Now Erlend is expanding into film and live events. He has a great track record in both disciplines. This is where he needs Electro Kabuki, to guarantee perfect performances every time.
“You cannot risk a failure in a live event,” explains Erlend. “The dependability of your rigging is absolutely critical. Based on that need and my first-hand experience, Electro Kabuki really was the only choice for me.”
Erlend opted for the Basic EK Starter Pack, making it one of his first business investments, but specified extra-length connecting cables to cater for the long runs he encounters when rigging sets in TV studios. The EK Starter Pack is available from us ex-stock for speedy delivery, and we know it works straight out of the box, as it did for Erlend. “It gives me exactly what I need for our current projects, including the rigging of props to drop onto the set of ‘Cats Does Countdown’,” he reports.
With Electro Kabuki being a straightforward modular ‘plug & play’ system, Erlend can simply add more components as he needs them. He plans on doing that soon.