The PA at the Charles is owned by the PBC and was assembled by Rik van der Velde and Luke Willott.
Note: The vocal channels are doubled up on the mixing desk for added monitor flexibility. Monitors and PA are tuned for Shure 545D vintage vocal microphones, similar in sound to Shure SM57 and SM58 mics.
The Lighting System at the Charles is owned by the hotel and operated by Paul Daniels 0419 993-150
6m wide x 4.8m deep(20x16ft).
Access to the stage is via the Charles Hotel carpark in Ellesmere Street, through the back double doors, approximately 20m from the back of the stage.
The PBC has three acts on every Tuesday, usual starting times are 8.00pm, 9.15pm and 10.30pm. Most acts set up after 6pm, doors open to the public at 7.30pm. There is generous space behind the stage making change-overs a bit easier than in most pubs.
Anyone requiring a soundcheck or wanting to set up before 6pm, or use different vocal mics, please arrange (at least 3 days in advance) with soundman Rik van der Velde - phone 9328-5640 between 11am and 1pm, email rikvee(at)yahoo.com, website http://www.myspace.com/rikthesoundman