Reviews/Awards


Nominations & Awards

EIA Winner Finalist Logos 2

Event Industry Awards

Nominated as “Best AV Company” in the 2012 Event Industry Awards.

AIMS Reviews

Into the Woods
UCD Musical Society
Astra Hall, UCD
November 2013

Into The Woods“The sound plot was excellent all evening.

While maintaining a good balance between a relatively big orchestra and the stage area, there was much to admire in the little touches that advanced the overall experience.

The birdsong used to create atmosphere subliminally as the audience entered the auditorium, the effects for the witch’s entrances, the reverb on Aisleen Murphy’s voice in “Last Midnight” and the whistling of the unseen bird as Cinderella talked to it were all impressive.

However, best of all was the handling of the voiceover of the giantess in Act Two and the wonderful effects of her footsteps rocking the village and the woods.”

 

Fiddler on the Roof
Kilmacud Musical Society
The Mill Theatre, Dundrum
March 2012

Fiddler On the Roof“The added jewel in their musical crown was superb sound design and execution that gave us what we needed, no more no less.”

“Balance across the show was very well managed, from within the orchestra and between pit and stage.  Solid sound engineering was also a factor in the success of this element of the show, which in this confined space could have been problematic but wasn’t.  We heard a nice full sound from both sides of the pit.”

“The quality of sound was excellent and well-cued, nicely balanced and of good equalisation.  Levels were realistic and use of effects was minimal but apt – such as the addition of ‘Godly’ reverb when Tevye tells us that God is thinking about “what kind of mischief I can play on my old friend Tevye”, or the sound of the train whistle at the halt just after Far From the Home I Love.”

 

Sweeney Todd
UCD Musical Society
Astra Hall, University College Dublin
November 2012

 

Sweeney Todd UCD Musical Society Astra Hall, University College Dublin November 2012 “With the exception of a professional sound designer, every single person involved in this highly ambitious show was a current UCD student.” “Sound design and operation were in the hands of Eoin O’Grady and he did an excellent job on this show. Some lovely unobtrusive sound effects were used and there was an exceptional balance in the choral pieces, particularly in ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’.”

“With the exception of a professional sound designer, every single person involved in this highly ambitious show was a current UCD student.”

“Sound design and operation were in the hands of Eoin O’Grady and he did an excellent job on this show. Some lovely unobtrusive sound effects were used and there was an exceptional balance in the choral pieces, particularly in ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’.”

 

The Pirate QueenSong Pirate Queen
Stage One New Musical Group
An Tain Theatre, Dundalk
March 2013

“Sound was very well handled by Eoin O’Grady who didn’t miss a cue all night. There were a few issues with the drummer who needed to be reeled in by the MD but this was largely outside Mr. O’Grady’s control. There were some beautiful effects on whistle and some excellent work in balancing the bigger ensemble numbers. Superb work too in picking up the taps of the Irish dancers’ so well.”

 

Head of Sound, Avenue QAvenue Q Logo
UK Tour
2015

“Eoin was a valued member of the Avenue Q team, ensuring quality sound night after night, on a busy tour. He worked well with tech and cast members alike and was a popular member of staff. We would recommend him highly.”