Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Welcome to Fox Audio Hire Ltd

Adapting our services for the new event industry future has been a challenge, but needs must. We continue to offer all our reliable public address systems, sound systems and lighting packages as before, but we have made lots of new features available to facilitate the new needs. F. M. transmission for drive in shows, utility lighting for supporting outdoor events in the autumn and winter evenings, Street food, snack foods and bar services delivered in a covid safe style with an on line order app and delivery to cars at drive in events, are just a few of the new activities. You can call or mail to check up on them and how we can offer you a better service for the new future. 

We are an Independent supplier of small and medium sized sound systems and traditional outdoor public address systems for events.

For almost 40 years our family run business, now headed up by daughter and dad, has been involved with all areas of the entertainment and events industry.

We specialise in the short term hire of sound for Spoken word shows, Sporting events, Announcements, Cabaret shows, Conferences & Special events.

We also supply lighting for decorating rooms & venues, seasonal decorations as well as delivering and managing great events. 

07814 719126 is the best way to catch us 

or e-mail

Moving forward after a long period of lockdown and no events, we are delighted to be accepting bookings for our services again. We understand the volatile nature of the industry at this time and of course the need for local authorities and other agencies to maintain control of public gatherings, with the ability to cancel, postpone and order abondonment at short  notice of any event, by the same virtue our busines is also volatile and we are being forced to implement our published booking procedures and the terms of it. Once booked our terms are 50% of the fee become due as a deposit or cancellation payment. This will be enforced at all times and it applies up to the point where we or any of our equipment arrives on the event site, in that eventuality the charges will be 100% of the full agreement fee becoming payable. We are genuinely sorry to have to implement these conditions at this level, however in what has been a difficult year for our business and many others are really strugling to keep financially afloat. 

After a year of cancelled events caused by the corona virus and the covid-19 outbreak, we have invested heavily to ensure that when we return to delivering sound and other services for events, we will be doing so safely. 
A new 30 page risk assessment including a covid assessment put together with advice from the W.H.O and leading event industry forums, is accompanied by new safe working methods and statements for each of our trailers and all our touring theatre sound systems.
Equipment returning to our warehouse will be quarantined for 72 hours and then hard surface cleaned, microphones and other "shared" pieces will also undergo sanitisation using specially formulated products, proven to remove all traces of germs. 
Setting up on sites with social distancing protocols and ensuring hand gel and other cleaning products area available at all times to keep our team safe and our customers.

Our large commentary unit, shown above offers space for announcers to work and great vision on 3 sides of the unit. The free standing adjustable mounts allow long throw horns to be attached as shown, these are directed to the areas that need coverage, we can also attach lighting units, speaker boxes and other devices.

Another view of the large unit, offering space for two to work side by side and it is supplied complete and ready to go, with its on board 24 volt amplification, it requires no mains power or generators. Ideal for quiet events, country shows, sports events where noise can be a disturbance.

Another change in events for 2020 and beyond has seen outdoor events and gigs emerge as a way to put on socially distanced shows, car parks and other open spaces have been transformed into the most unlikely theatres, this pop up band stand below has become a great stage and focal point for many set ups.

With years of experience of inside gigs, marquee gigs and unusual performance spaces the new plans are everyday activities to our team, who achieve brilliant results using the best quality sound and lighting systems to enhance all shows.

This image below shows our smaller commentary unit, supplied with the same sound power as its big brother, again fully self contained for its own power provision, vision on 3 sides with its windows and the fourth wall can be a fully open door. Comfortable for 1 or 2 persons to work under shelter and needing a smaller footprint, it is ideal for smaller events or as a second relay unit on larger open space events when we link it back to the large unit to create an impressive coverage system.

One of our favourite events in Clumber Park has guest Chefs to demonstrate, having a few minutes spare time John Torode was exploring the event and stopped to say hello.

More decorative lighting, marking 72 years of the NHS and 2020 being the outbreak of Covid -19 virus, highlighting the amazing work done by them and the caring community.

We were asked to illuminate the Sheffield Town Hall Blue and the Winter Gardens grand timber entrance arch in rainbow colours, a lot of work but amazing results.

Small theatre set up for live cabaret shows, using all the latest advances in equipment allows the set up to be simple and compact, but offer full digital quality mixing and sound processing.

Some more of our services on show here, illuminating civic buildings for special occasions and memorials, decorating party spaces inside and outside and supplying stalls for events.

We also plan and deliver Christmas trees and lighting schemes for community areas around the area, using the latest low voltage LED fixtures and colour changing effects.

The family team Nat, Sue and Chris.

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