December is nearly here…

December is nearly here which means the run up to Christmas. The coming week sees us supplying tech and crew for three events in London (Planet Hollywood, Victoria Embankment Gardens and Altitude 360) as well as events at Peterborough Arena and Burgess Hall in St. Ives.

The Planet Hollywood event is a last minute affair (the call came in yesterday) but due to our huge stock of perfectly maintained kit and roster of highly professional technicians and crew we can make it happen. So if you have a last minute booking and need anything with regards to lighting, PA, video, staging, stage management, transport or crew don’t hesitate to call and we will move heaven and earth to make your event a success.


Planet Hollywood

Staging, Lighting and PA in 60 minutes? Yes we can!

A Busy Winter

Madhen productions have been busier than ever in the last couple of months.
December and January have had us running around from venue to venue.
We’ve supplied engineers for gigs at venues like Koko and the Troxy in London.
We’ve put in PA, lighting and video systems for playback and live feeds at live music
events, awards ceremonies and seminars . Our printing and carpentry departments
have been making some classy, beautiful displays…. We’ve worked hard and travelled
far but we’ve had a blast.
Perfect Madhen Productions
Madhen Productions Koko
River Bank Plaza
Madhen Productions Label
River Bank Plaza London

Seasons Change

Madhen Productions DeskSeasons Change.

With summer seemingly coming to an abrupt end and the excitement of the
Olympics fading into the past it is time to look forward to the run up to Christmas.

The Olympics saw us putting in all the technical requirements for Cadbury at their
Olympic receptions at Quaglinos in London and on The Silver Sturgeon sailing up
and down the Thames.

Autumn has found us busy with the usual corporate and private work including two
events for Tesco at Celtic Manor in Wales. On each event we had to get in, set up a
ground stacked D&B Q system line array PA and sound check the band in the space
of 90 minutes. All happily completed in a calm and orderly fashion by a team
running like well-tuned clockwork.

We’ve been sending out engineers overseas too. Tarqs found himself in Beirut in a
huge open-air roof top club called White Club running the PA for the MADHEN band at a
massive event for Marlboro. Mark was flown to Vienna to do the same at an event
for Momentum 2012, a global conference for IT companies. Whilst it is work, with
the statutory early flights and little sleep, I think they both secretly enjoyed

Tarqs White Club 2012
Mark Madhen Productions Vienna

November found the MHP team putting in a PA at a large private event near
Gloucester. The combination of the late autumn showers and the location left us
with a British festival style get in and get out. Tractors, a quad bike, Land Rovers
and sturdy towing equipment have never been more welcome. Despite the mud the team
were smiling even though they faced a grubby de-rig back at the warehouse the next

Winter and the run up to Christmas have us whizzing around for preparatory site
meetings getting ready for festive parties and awards ceremonies…. All of which
you’ll hear about after the festive rush.

We can help you organise your event from crew and logistics to full event
management and production supplies from our own extensive stock of PA, lighting,
video and staging. Call us to find out how we can bring our wealth of experience to
your event.

Madhen Productions at Excel for Confex 2012… and winning an Award.


The Madhen Productions crew have just got back from Excel where we supplied and ran the Main Stage for Confex 2012. After a safe and speedy get out the crew will be going through all of the kit at the warehouse, checking it al back in and making sure it’s all spic and span for the next job.

All in all four trucks worth of gear including steel deck, video wall, video servers, lights and PA went up to Excel.

All the effort was well worth it as Madhen Prodcutions were recognised by the organisers and won the Confex 2012 award for Best Stand. You can see the guys and girls from Madhen Productions and the Madhen (the band) in one of the photos below looking justifiably pleased with themselves.

Thanks to all the bands that performed over the three days for helping to make it a slick affair.

Madhen Confex 2012

Madhen Productions Stage Confex 2012
Stage Setup Confex 2012
Load in Confex 2012

Stage Confex 2012

Final Preparations

This month has been non-stop for MADHEN PRODUCTIONS. On two separate occasions at the start of the month we found ourselves battling with snow in an attempt to get a van full of equipment up steep, icy country roads. We didn’t let it stop us though.

We’ve also been spending a lot of time getting the central performance area for Confex2012 ready. Confex is a trade show for event organisers in the corporate market held from the 6th to the 8th of March at London’s ExCel.
MADHEN PRODUCTIONS are supplying, installing, crewing and managing all aspects of the performance area. This includes a 24ftx16ft stage, PA, video wall and banners, two video servers, backline and lights for over 20 acts. The acts range from a classic band line up (including MADHEN) to string quartets, a samba band, opera singers, acrobats, a juggler and even a belly dancer. Confex’s own talent show “The Next Big Thing” will also be showcasing new talent on the stage everyday.
Scheduling the performance slots has been a juggling act in itself but it’s going to be an exciting show with three ten minute performances every hour. There will be plenty to keep you entertained. If you’re attending Confex come and say hi and find out what we can do for you at your next corporate event. You’ll be able to find MADHEN PRODUCTIONS at the central feature by the stage and you’ll be able to find the band at stand P330.
Confex2012 runs from the 6th to the 8th of March at ExCel in London.