Sennheiser’s commitment to supporting the British music industry takes many forms. As well as education for students and extensive backup for engineers and established acts, the company is keen to support up and coming artists. One example is Eliza Doolittle, a singer-songwriter whose catchy pop tunes are attracting a wide fan base.
Currently on an extensive tour to promote her debut, eponymously-titled album, Eliza is playing a range of territories including Europe, the USA and Australia. A recent UK headline tour, followed by a prestigious support slot to Paloma Faith, has also helped to raise her profile in her home country.
Tour manager and Front of House engineer Jim Carmichael is a long-term Sennheiser user and a self-confessed fan of the 900 series. Currently, Eliza is using an e965 wireless microphone and G3 IEMs, with her band using wired e935 mics.
Touring takes its toll on equipment, especially when you’re on a tight budget. “As well as providing good audio quality and signal strength, the Sennheiser equipment is extremely rugged and reliable,” says Jim. “The company’s backup is also excellent - I’ve never had a single problem that hasn’t been solved with a quick phone call.”
He continues, “Even when we’re not touring our own microphones, I try to specify Sennheiser vocal mics because I know they will deliver the goods and that I can rely on them 100%.”
With microphones customised to the individual singer being all the rage at the moment, it’s unsurprising that Eliza will soon be joining the ranks of high profile vocalists clutching a unique handheld.
“We’re looking forward to having a custom wireless microphone made up for Eliza,” says Jim. “I think that would really top it off for her!”
“Eliza is one of the current breed of British female singer songwriters who all have their own unique identity,” says Sennheiser UK’s Phil Cummings. “We are always keen to support exciting new talent and, with her album hitting No. 3 in the UK chart, we believe that there are big things ahead for her.”