Stomp, the rhythm, percussion and dance stage show, has now celebrated its tenth anniversary in New York and continues to grow worldwide. With its complex choreography, energy and humor in routines, it allows the individual talent of the performers to shine through, creating a different experience wherever the show is seen.
Sennheiser has had a long association with Stomp, which now has shows based in London and New York, and touring performances in North America, the UK and Europe. For a new production taking to the road in 2005, they have chosen the Sennheiser ME66/K6, purchased from sales and hire specialists SSE, who support the "Stomp" West End and touring productions. The tour is already confirmed for France, Holland, Germany, Japan and China, with further countries still to be announced.
Mike Roberts, sound designer for Stomp explains the choice, "We use the Sennheiser ME66/K6 in an array to cover the entire stage. As well as superb audio quality, we need mics that are physically robust and able to withstand the moisture, dust and heat of the show. It's also not unusual for a mic to get hit by a pole or rubber tub, wielded by a performer. On our tours, we've frequently tried other brands but never found anything to match the combination of quality and durability of Sennheiser."
As further projects are also planned, Stomp purchased two Sennheiser MKH60 short-gun microphones through SSE.