Performing together live for the first time in 30 years, Monty Python recently took to the stage for the final time with their Monty Python Live (Mostly) – One Down, Five To Go production at London’s O2 arena.
Rory Madden, sound designer for the Monty Python shows at the London O2 and owner of Sonalyst chose Countryman microphones for the tour. Rory specified the H6 Headset mic as part of his design and approached Graham Paddon of Amber Sound to supply the H6 mics.
John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam were each fitted with H6 mics along with the rest of the cast, chorus and dancers.
In addition to the H6 mics, Sonalyst wanted to have back up radio mic transmitters on each of the main cast members, so needed a way of having two microphone capsules on one headset mic, each going to a separate transmitter.
Amber Sound worked with Countryman, which was able to supply a solution by enabling a B6 Lavalier mic to be clipped to the boom of the headset mic, giving the option of a main and backup capsule on a single headset.
“I’ve used Countryman for years and have always been very impressed with the sound clarity, so when I was asked to specify something for such a high profile tour the H6 was the obvious choice,” says Rory.
“I’ve also dealt with Graham for years so was very comfortable with the combination of support from Countryman and Amber Sound.”