Sharpy

C61375

Sharpy
Sharpy
Conform to the European Community DirectivesThe fitting mounts a high-pressure lamp that needs an external igniterIt is permissible to mount the fitting on normally flammable surfacesClass 1 appliance according to standard EN 60598-1 The fitting is protected against penetration by solid bodies of over 12mm (0.47”) in diameter, but not against dripping water, rain, splashes or jets of waterMaximum ambient temperatureMaximum temperature that can be reached on the external surface of the fitting, in a thermally steady stateMinimum distance of illuminated objectsC ETL US

Sharpy is a 189W moving beam light with an unprecedented brightness usually achievable only with far greater wattages. Weighing just 16 kg, Sharpy produces a perfectly parallel, laser-like beam with an incredible output of 59,760 lx at 20m (5,100 footcandles at 65 ft). Sharpy is also groundbreaking for the purity of its beam, which is sharply defined and free of any halo or discoloration around the edges. It offers 14 different colors and 17 gobos, allowing you to change the shape of the beam and create an array of spectacular mid-air effects. 
With its light weight and modest footprint, Sharpy is small enough to be fitted anywhere – on trusses at live and TV events, on stage, in showrooms or conference rooms.

Sharpy is also available in a shiny mirror-finish chrome version, adding glamour to sets while making lights a less invasive presence.

 

Reviews

“We never thought we'd see a 190W light that we could use in Wembley Arena.”
2010 PLASA Jury

“This is the type of output normally seen with Xenon fixtures, not sub-200W lamps that could pass as carry-on luggage.”
Patrick Dierson, Live Design, February 2011

 

  • 189W discharge lamp (Platinum 5R o Osram Sirius 190 Plus)
  • Perfectly parallel, laser-like beam, sharply defined and free of any halo
  • Unprecedented brightness – comparable to wattages many times higher (59,760 lx at 20m)
  • Adjustable beam angle from 0 to 3.8°
  • Interchangeable color wheel with 14 fixed colors
  • Interchangeable gobo wheel with 17 fixed gobos
  • 8-facet rotating prism
  • Mechanical dimmer
  • Frost Filter
  • Rapid and extensive pan and tilt movements
  • New, high-performance electronics
  • Patented Italian design
  • Small, lightweight and easily transported (only 48 cm x 19 Kg)
  • Eco-friendly: replaces far larger and more expensive spotlights
  • Electronic ballast fitted as standard
  • Available in “mirror-finish” chrome version

 

POWER SUPPLIES

115/230V 50/60 Hz

INPUT POWER

350VA at 230V 50Hz

LAMP SOURCE

Discharge lamp with a short arc burner in a reflector system
- Type: Philips MSD Platinum 5R (L10103) or Osram Sirius 190 Plus (LAM002)
- Output Lamp power: 189W
- Colour temperature: 8,000 K
- Luminous flux: 7,950 lm
- Average life: 2,000 h. The Osram lamp features 3,000 h if used with an integral Osram light engine (lamp + power supplier)

OPTICS

3-lens HQ optical group (patent pending)

Zoom: from zero to 3.8°

Focus: electronic

Light output at 20 meters (65 feet): 59,760 lux

COLOR SYSTEM

Interchangeable color wheel with 14 colors + open

EFFECTS SECTION

Interchangeable gobo wheel with 17 fixed gobos + open

High speed shake effect

8-facet rotating prism

Frost filter

Mechanical shutter and adjustable speed strobe effect

Mechanical dimmer

CONTROL AND PROGRAMMING

Max 20 DMX 512 control channels
DMX protocol signal: USITT DMX 512
Display: Graphic LCD backlit b/w Display
Pan/Tilt Resolution: 16 bit
Movement control: vectorial
DMX signal connection: 3 and 5 pole XLR input and output
Software upload through DMX input

BODY

Aluminium structure with die-cast plastic cover.
Two side handles for transportation.
Device locking PAN and TILT mechanisms for transportation and maintenance.

MOVING BODY

Travel:
- PAN = 540° - TILT = 250°
Maximum speeds:
- PAN = 2.45 sec
- TILT = 1.30 sec
Resolution:
- PAN = 2.11° - PAN FINE = 0.008°
- TILT = 0.98° - TILT FINE = 0.004°
Automatic repositioning of PAN and TILT after accidental movement not controlled by control unit.

ELECTRONICS

Long life self-charging buffer battery
Pre-set macros
Function reset from the lighting desk
ON/OFF lamp control from the lighting desk
"AUTOTEST" function from menu
ETHERNET ready
Electronic monitoring with status error
Cooling system monitoring
DMX level monitoring on all channels
Internal data transmission diagnostics
Firmware upgrade with no power
Firmware upload from another fixture

SAFETY DEVICES

Bipolar circuit breaker with thermal protection.
Automatic break in power supply in case of overheating or failed operation of cooling system.
Forced ventilation with axial fans.

WORKING POSITION

Any Working Position
Hanging system: with fast-lock omega clamps (1/4 turn) on the base

CE MARKING

In conformity with the European Directives:

• 2006/95/EC - Safety of electrical equipment supplied at low voltage (LVD)

• 2004/108/EC - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

• 2011/65/EU - Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS)

ETL

This product is available, on demand, with cETLus Listed Mark, that complies with the UL 1573 and CSA C22.2 No. 166 standards.

WEIGHT

19 Kg (41,8 lbs)

Sharpy
MSD Platinum 5R (8000 K) Philips lamp
MSD PLATINUM 5R (8000 K) PHILIPS LAMP
STANDARD
code: L10103
Sirius HRI 190+ (8000 K) Osram Lamp
SIRIUS HRI 190+ (8000 K) OSRAM LAMP
OPTIONAL
code: LAM002 (standard from June 2014)
Omega
OMEGA
STANDARD
code: 183102/805

for fixing clamps

Safety cable
SAFETY CABLE
OPTIONAL
code: 105041/003

Ø 4mm, lenght 680mm safety cable

Clamps
CLAMPS
OPTIONAL
code: C21070

48-51mm, max 300 Kg hook for truss

Heat dissipation filter
HEAT DISSIPATION FILTER
OPTIONAL
code: C61190
Foam Shell
FOAM SHELL
OPTIONAL
code: F21178
Roxter-Case
ROXTER-CASE
OPTIONAL
code: F21200

Roxter-Case for 4 Sharpy (4 foam shells included)

IGLOO
IGLOO
OPTIONAL
code: C61195 (with Wireless DMX receiver/transmitter) - C61198 (EASY version with no W-DMX)

Outdoor Enclosure

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March 2011
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February 2011
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January 2011
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rental & staging n°1
March 31, 2012
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March 1, 2013
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October 2013
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Corriere della Sera - Bergamo
January 29, 2014
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July 19, 2014
UK: Lighting designer Steven Bewley is using a primarily Clay Paky rig to light renowned trip-hop trio London Grammar during the band’s current UK tour. The delicate lighting design created by the Newcastle-based designer weaves the band’s... read more
Clay Paky at the exceptional Radio Italia live event in Piazza Duomo
July 17, 2014
ITALY - The first "Radio Italia Live" concert was held in 2012 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Radio Italia. On that occasion, the well-known radio station organized the show in Piazza Duomo in Milan for the first time. An amazing 150,000 plus... read more
Clay Paky B-EYEs illuminate the cult TV programme “Soccer AM”
July 10, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM - Since Soccer AM first started in 1995 it has developed a cult following, with generations of y  oung men spending their Saturday morning in front of the TV to tune into features such as ‘Can He Kick It’, ‘Big Tackle’, ‘Fan... read more
Clay Paky accompanies In Extremo on a journey through time
July 6, 2014
Germany - In Extremo was founded in 1995 in Berlin and has become one of the most successful bands in Germany thanks to their mix of medieval and rock music. The over one million records sold and numerous national and international tours are a... read more
Clay Paky Keeps it Clean on Miley Cyrus World Tour
July 4, 2014
Worldwide: Controversial popstress Miley Cyrus is performing her hit world tour ‘Bangerz’ under the super sharp, vibrantly coloured beams of the Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash 330. Fast becoming one of the most talked about touring shows in... read more
Clay Paky lights the Turkish-German Cultural Olympics
July 3, 2014
Germany – The Turkish-German Cultural Olympics arose from the need to put the existing understanding between the two peoples under the spotlight, and at the same time bring the Germans and Turkish even closer together to further promote their... read more
Clay Paky enters the arena with futuristic music by Marteria
June 28, 2014
Germany - The German rap band Materia has recently toured fourteen cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland under the motto "Zum Glück in die Zukunft II" (luckily into the future II). The lighting designer Tjorre Hasubski counted on - among other... read more
Clay Paky lights stand godfather to Roby Facchinetti's first solo tour
June 24, 2014
ITALY - Clay Paky lights stood godfather to Roby Facchinetti's tour. While awaiting the Pooh's 50th anniversary next year, Roby is doing the first solo tour of his career to support his album “Ma che Vita la Mia” (What a life I've had). The... read more
Clay Paky breathes new light into Manchester’s resurrected Albert Hall
June 21, 2014
UK - Manchester-based lighting specialists dbn Lighting specified Clay Paky fixtures when designing a lightweight and versatile rig for the renovation of the city’s Grade II listed, multi purpose Albert Hall. The early 20th century gothic chapel... read more
Clay Paky is up ‘all night long’ with Lionel Richie
June 19, 2014
UAE - Seasoned lighting designer Debbi Fowler made excellent use of an arsenal of of Clay Paky lighting fixtures to illuminate world famous Motown man Lionel Richie during his open-air gig at The Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai. Fowler worked closely... read more
Clay Paky fixtures add broadcast quality to NL International’s 13th Anniversary Event
June 18, 2014
Russia: Novosibirsk-based production company Elkruff specified a wide range of Clay Paky fixtures for its stylish design for global product solutions company NL International’s 13th Anniversary Event in Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. Overseeing the... read more
The Clay Paky B-EYE is a ‘great joy’ on Veronica Maggio Arena Tour
June 16, 2014
Scandinavia: Lighting designer Henrik Lundin is using a number of the triple-award winning Clay Paky B-EYE K20s to light Ethereal Swedish songstress Veronica Maggio’s first-ever Scandinavian arena tour. Lundin, of Swedish production company YKNOT,... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy is ‘diamond choice’ for detailed lighting looks on Drake world tour
June 15, 2014
Europe: The Clay Paky Sharpy was lighting designer Guy Pavelo’s first choice for his hi-tech rig on hip-hop star Drake’s latest world tour. Pavelo, who has lit the likes of Pharrell Williams, Rihanna and Beck, designed a diamond-shaped rig... read more
Clay Paky Goes Bollywood at the IIFA Awards
June 13, 2014
USA – An awards show like none other took Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium by storm when the annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards came to the U.S. for the first time.  The IIFA Awards honor artistic and technical excellence in... read more
The Clay Paky Sharpy is ‘landmark’ fixture for Dutch dance event
June 12, 2014
Netherlands - The creative team behind popular Dutch dance event organisers ‘Q-dance’ turned to the un-rivalled power of the Clay Paky Sharpy when building their latest immersive club night ‘Qapital’ at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome. Show... read more
Kehoe Designs Lights Up Glamorous Chicago Corporate Parties with Clay Paky B-EYE and Sharpy Fixtures
June 8, 2014
USA – Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights and Clay Paky Sharpys featured prominently in two glamourous corporate parties staged by Chicago event design company, Kehoe Designs.  The new-to-market B-EYEs have joined Sharpys as go-to... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Treat TV’s “Nashville” Stars Like Country Music Greats
June 5, 2014
USA – ABC-TV’s musical drama, “Nashville,” features a number of performances in every episode.  The final episodes performance got the full star treatment with Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures.The series, which just finished its second season,... read more
Clay Paky fixtures illuminate the Celebration of Saint John Paul II
June 1, 2014
Poland: Lighting Designer Sebastian Pachciarek used a variety of Clay Paky fixtures in his rich lighting design for the celebration concert of the late pope Saint John Paul II at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow, Poland.Pachciarek put together an... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys are ‘made for’ SCOOTER's tour
May 29, 2014
EUROPE - Copious Clay Paky beam fixtures have been employed by daring lighting designer Jerry Appelt in his ‘reach out and grab you’ lighting design for SCOOTER’s European tour ’20 years of Hardcore’.Appelt’s design is an eye-opener, with... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330 is ‘mind-blowing’ on Melodifestivalen Tour 2014
May 22, 2014
SWEDEN - Over 150 Clay Paky fixtures were used on this year’s popular Melodifestivalen tour with the Sharpy Wash 330 being singled out as a ‘mind-blowing’ fixture by lighting designer Fredrik Jönsson.The Melodifestivalen tour is part of... read more
MGG do it again with Clay Paky
May 15, 2014
SOUTH AFRICA - Quite literally MGG Productions have done it again! Thanks to the success of a sci-fi concept they came up for a corporate conference held last year, MGG were asked by their client Eventworx to recreate the entire look for the same... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Beat the British Weather for Celebrity Big Brother 2014
May 14, 2014
UK: This year popular British TV series ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ evicted each voted out participant along a ‘catwalk of shame’ under the piercing, bright spotlight of the Clay Paky Sharpy.Prolific award winning lighting designer, Gurdip Mahal,... read more
Lighting Designer Ira Levy Selects Clay Paky Fixtures for H&M Flagship Store in Times Square
May 11, 2014
USA – When Swedish retail giant H&M opened its newest US flagship store in Times Square, lighting designer Ira Levy selected Clay Paky Sharpy and A.leda Wash K10 LED-based lights to enhance the store’s futuristic, high-tech look.The H&M... read more
Clay Paky with Ligabue on his 2014 tour
May 9, 2014
Italy - After the release of his latest album entitled Mondovisione, Luciano Ligabue left on a tour of Italy consisting of a series of live concerts. They are hosted in several different types of structure ranging from low capacity provincial indoor... read more
Clay Paky provides geometric lighting for band of the moment Bastille
May 7, 2014
Worldwide – Multi-award winning lighting and show designers Jamie Thompson and Bryan Leitch are utilising the unbeatable brightness of the Clay Paky Sharpy to illuminate Brit rockers Bastille on their worldwide tour.Thompson and Leitch, directors... read more
Clay Paky B-EYEs and Sharpys for the Excision Tour
April 29, 2014
New York – DJ and dubstep producer Excision, the champion of bass music and sensory overload, has begun his 2014 tour of the US and Canada with powerful Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20- LED-based moving lights and a cadre of Sharpys.The Excision tour,... read more
Clay Paky Shines ‘R&B Superstar’ Bright at London’s Wembley Arena
April 20, 2014
UK – Some of R&B’s most successful ‘90s artists were reunited at London’s Wembley Arena in February for a mega-concert, lit by Tom Grant using Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Wash 700s.The ‘R&B Superstars’ show – which featured En... read more
Elisa soars somewhere between dreams and reality with Clay Paky
April 16, 2014
ITALY - Elisa's "L’anima vola" (my soul flies) tour is a three-hour-plus marathon, during which the Italian singer-songwriter entertains her audience with the naturalness she has got us used to. It is a sort of long journey that covers all stages... read more
Sochi Winter Olympic Games
April 14, 2014
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OneRepublic Wraps Its “Native” World Tour with Clay Paky B-EYEs and Sharpys
April 10, 2014
OneRepublic’s headlining “Native Tour” wraps in the UK March 24 after spending last year circling the globe and breaking new ground as the first tour to utilize Clay Paky’s A.leda B-EYE K20 innovative, LED-based moving lights.  A complement... read more
Clay Paky Lights Up Egypt’s QNet Anniversary Concert
April 3, 2014
Egypt – A massive concert featuring two of the Middle East’s biggest music stars took place at Cairo’s 100,000-capacity International Stadium in December featuring Clay Paky Sharpy and Alpha Spot 1200s.Staged to celebrate the 15th anniversary... read more
The Clay Paky B-Eye goes for Gold at Sochi Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies
March 31, 2014
Russia: World-renowned lighting designer Durham Marenghi has used a selection of Clay Paky products, including the new B-Eye K10 and Sharpy Washes, to deliver a truly spectacular lighting design for the opening and closing ceremonies of Sochi’s... read more
Clay Paky brights on 4U Rage Festival
March 29, 2014
SOUTH AFRICA - When 4U Rage Festival hits KwaZulu Natal at the end of each year, an event aimed at students who have finally completed school, its party, party, party for the next two and a half weeks. At Balito, an estimated 80 000 kids visited the... read more
The Clay Paky Sharpy earns its Strypes.
March 24, 2014
UK - Proving size isn’t everything rock n’ rolls young sensation’s, The Strypes, performed to London’s packed our Shepherds Bush Empire alongside the punchy sweep of the Clay Paky Sharpy.The gig, which was to be the first professionally lit... read more
Clay Paky Igloos Domes and Sharpys Shine a Light on Holiday Trees in Chicago
March 8, 2014
USA – Christmas trees were not the only magical trees during the holiday season.  Visitors to “Illumination: The Lights at The Morton Arboretum” in suburban Chicago discovered magic of a different sort along a one-mile, gently rolling paved... read more
Clay Paky gets intergalactic at giant ‘Hardstyle’ Dutch dance event
March 6, 2014
Netherlands: Over 27,000 ‘Hardstyle’ dance fans partied the night away under the beat-locking beams of the Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash during Dutch mega-rave night ‘Hard Bass’ in Arnhem’s Gelredome.Marc Verhoeven of Dutch dance event... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Power Interactive Lightscapes for U2 ad at Superbowl
March 4, 2014
USA - Interactive light technology group, Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), harnessed the sharp, high output features of 185 Clay Paky Sharpys to create a hard-hitting, high-impact real-time lightscape for U2’s latest music video, which launched the... read more
Clay Paky B-EYEs and Sharpys shines on Super Bowl Halftime Show
March 3, 2014
The Super Bowl Halftime Show always glitters, and Bruno Mars’s stellar performance at Super Bowl XLVIII was no exception.  This year 330 Clay Paky Sharpys and a dozen Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20s were on hand to illuminate the show.Lighting... read more
Clay Paky fixtures create a ‘temple of light’ for Turkvision song Contest 2013
February 28, 2014
Turkey – The power of over 200 Clay Paky fixtures was employed to light the first-ever Turkvision Song Contest 2013 in an impressive lighting display that has been dubbed the ‘temple of light’.Turkish production house Phantom Event Engineering... read more
Clay Paky Lighting Fixtures Make Luke Bryan’s New Tour
February 24, 2014
USA – Luke Bryan has rolled out his That’s My Kind of Night Tour, and Elite Multimedia Productions in Nashville is providing Clay Paky A.LEDA, Sharpy and Sharpy Wash lighting fixtures as Bryan once again takes to the road.  The popular country... read more
1024 Architecture use Clay Paky Sharpys for Innovative Light Installation
February 19, 2014
Worldwide  - French audio-visual art house 1024 Architecture (1024) is utilizing the acute beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy as part of a pop-up 4D scaffold and light sculpture named TESSERACT aka HYPER-Cube.The installation, inspired by the 4D shape of... read more
Clay Paky and Ambersphere support Ali Bale and Kings of Leon
February 15, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM - Anyone lucky enough to get to a Kings of Leon show this summer will have seen one of those memorable gigs that stay with you for months, even years, after the event.  The stunning combination of light and video was the work of Paul... read more
Clay Paky lights the Sochi Winter Olympic Games
February 8, 2014
Sochi Winter Olympic Games finally opened with a beautiful Ceremony! Clay Paky A.leda B-EYEs, Sharpys and Alpha Profile 1500 are involved in the show. PRESS RELEASE COMING SOON! read more
SuperBowl Halftime experiences the newest B-EYEs and more than 300 Sharpys
Clay Paky with Maroon 5
February 3, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM - There’s little doubt that Maroon 5 are riding high at the moment.  This is a band who radiate confidence and self-assured accomplishment in their live performances.  Here in the UK and Europe in January to complete a date sheet... read more
Clay Paky spend Thanksgiving with Lady Gaga and The Muppets
January 30, 2014
USA – What’s Thanksgiving without The Muppets?  Or Lady Gaga?  Or all of them appearing together in ABC’s “Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” with guests Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ru Paul.  It was definitely... read more
Northern Light Invests in Clay Paky LED Fixtures
January 26, 2014
UK – NL Productions, the Edinburgh-based events arm of Northern Light Stage and Technical Services Ltd, has become a major stockist of Clay Paky fixtures in Scotland following a considerable investment with the manufacturer’s UK distributor,... read more
Basement Jaxx ‘Kish Kash’ in on Clay Paky fixtures for tour
January 22, 2014
UK – Jonathan ‘Leggy’ Armstrong, LD for world-famous electronic dance music act Basement Jaxx, has been exploiting the capabilities of a range of Clay Paky fixtures to create ‘out-of-this-world’ lighting on their latest UK tour.To translate... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Washes are ALIVE for Jessie J’s tour
January 20, 2014
UK – Cheeky British singer Jessie J has been ‘doing it like a dude’ on her first arena tour of the UK, with a bright and visually striking show created by lighting designer Vince Foster, which featured a large number of Clay Paky Sharpys and... read more
Clay Paky at the One Harmony Choir Festival
January 18, 2014
SOUTH AFRICA - Choirs from 12 African countries competed in the 9th annual One Harmony Choir Festival at the Joburg Theatre. Having supplied the full technical since the show’s inception, Showgroup were honoured to be involved once again.This... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys on Beat at Dutch Dance Festival
January 15, 2014
Netherlands – A massive dance festival in the Dutch town of Breda featuring big name DJs has raised the roof of the 2,500-seat Chasse Theater with powerful pure beam effects using Clay Paky Sharpys.Rental house Looijmans Showequipment supplied the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys get in the arena for Chase and Status tour
January 13, 2014
Worldwide - Lighting and stage designer Andy Hurst is utilizing the razor-bright beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy for electronic dance music duo Chase and Status’s first ever arena tour.Inspired by the dance clubs of the nineties Hurst has put together... read more
Clay Paky at the Souq Okaze cultural festival
January 8, 2014
Saudi Arabia – Riyadh-based Rhythm Media Production organized two shows in the Taif theatre tent, the first for the Souq Okaze cultural festival and the second for Saudi Arabia's National Day in the presence of his Highness Prince Mishaal bin Majid... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys on Royal Australian Navy Fleet Review
December 30, 2013
Australia – Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpys Washes have formed an integral part of a spectacular projection, lighting, and fireworks event in Sydney harbour to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy.Pioneering creative agency Imagination... read more
Clay Paky gets the Justin Timberlake Experience on His New World Tour
December 26, 2013
Justin Timberlake kicked off his “20/20 Experience World Tour” in Montreal and Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpy Washes were out in force.  Solotech provided the lighting equipment.True to its name, the tour is “an experience rather than a show,”... read more
Clay Paky illuminates the largest night time show on earth
December 19, 2013
FRANCE – Puy du Fou has used a large number of Clay Paky fixtures to light its flagship live show – Cinéscénie. Principal Lighting Designer, Koert Vermeulen, deployed Clay Paky’s Alpha Beam 1500s and Sharpys to create the sensational light... read more
Clay Paky with Opera Seconda by the Pooh
December 18, 2013
The "Opera Seconda Tour" has ended after nearly a hundred dates in theatres, sports halls and outdoor spaces throughout Italy, Europe and overseas. The Pooh's tour was an extraordinary audience success with over 150,000 spectators over the year.The... read more
Clay Paky inaugurates the Walldorf Medical Centre
December 15, 2013
GERMANY - The opening ceremony of the new Walldorf Ärztezentrum (Medical Centre) was a true show with an imposing rig. Show management was assigned to Session Pro, which in turn placed its trust in 32 Clay Paky Sharpys, 48 Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO... read more
Clay Paky Brings Creative Lighting to the 2013 Junior Eurovision Stage
December 3, 2013
UKRAINE - Lighting designer Jerry Appelt recently specified over 140 Clay Paky fixtures to provide stunning lighting effects forming the backbone of the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest... read more
Clay Paky Winner at “Miss America 2014” Pageant
November 22, 2013
USA – The Miss America pageant returned to its Atlantic City origins this year and lighting designer Allen Branton was charged with lighting the cavernous Boardwalk Hall and making sure 53 beautiful women looked their best whenever the TV camera... read more
Versatile Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up Ravens Super Bowl Ring Ceremony
November 21, 2013
USA – When the NFL champion Baltimore Ravens gathered at the team’s training facility for the Super Bowl Ring unveiling ceremony, Clay Paky Sharpys played a key role in the gala evening.Frank Serutto, president of Excel Lighting Services in... read more
BMW Utilises a Huge Clay Paky Rig to Illuminate its Frankfurt Motor Show Race Track
November 15, 2013
Germany – A massive rig of almost 900 Clay Paky fixtures has been utilised to track and illuminate a fleet of BMW’s latest car designs for a series of dynamic and fast-paced shows held during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.The ambitious lighting... read more
Clay Paky at the Arena with Gianni Morandi
November 13, 2013
ITALY - Record numbers at the Verona Arena for Gianni Morandi's concert on 7 and 8 October. The show was announced several months earlier and was a sell-out. There was plenty of room for thrills and his songs, which  have become veritable Italian... read more
CCG new Clay Paky symphony orchestra in Abu Dhabi
November 11, 2013
UAE - Creative Communication Group (CCG) Abu Dhabi Office have just received its impressive purchase from Clay Paky the newest Clay Paky Arc-Lamp Moving Lights. CCG purchased their first order 36 units of Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330, an extraordinary... read more
Clay Paky illuminates Science
November 10, 2013
The inauguration of the new Science Museum in Trento was a great success: almost 30,000 visitors, 250 events including thematic meetings, talk shows, other shows, concerts and art installations, more than 450 people involved in the organization, 150... read more
Clay Paky with Ligabue, and Jò Campana's spectacular lighting design
November 8, 2013
Verona - Luciano Ligabue held six concerts in the fantastic and ever evocative setting of the Verona Arena in the second half of September. They were a great audience success. Fans rushed from all over Italy in order not to miss the chance to attend... read more
Clay Paky at the NATURE ONE Festival
November 6, 2013
Germany - NATURE ONE, one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe, was held once again at the former Pydna missile base, in the Hunsrück area. This year's motto was "A time to shine". Although the festival is now nineteen years... read more
Clay Paky at the Wolfsburg water and fire show
November 2, 2013
Germany - This summer water was the real star at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, where the largest water show in the world, called "Made in Germany", is produced and choreographed. Four performances were held during the week, each one consisting of... read more
Clay Paky Joins Black Sabbath’s Reunion Tour
October 30, 2013
WORLD - Heavy metal icon Black Sabbath continues its Reunion Tour in Latin America, Europe and the UK with a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash lights. The tour celebrates the band’s reunion last year and supports their album... read more
Clay Paky at the MTV Video Music Awards
October 28, 2013
USA – While the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards attracted lots of press for its outrageous performances, the show made headlines among professionals for its creative staging, too.  Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpy Washes lit up the stage at Barclays... read more
Clay Paky and the "Adoro" music project
October 18, 2013
GERMANY - Music producer Andy Lutschounig created his "Adoro" classical-pop crossover project in 2007, when he chose five young opera singers from among 200 applicants. Adoro's music combines elements of opera with German pop songs and a large... read more
Vincent Lighting Systems’ new Clay Paky fixtures meet needs of a variety of projects
October 15, 2013
USA – Vincent Lighting Systems has invested in a large inventory of Clay Paky fixtures and has begun deploying them on an array of projects, including a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala benefit concert.Headquartered in Solon, Ohio with offices in... read more
Clay Paky lights Gianna Nannini's European tour
October 4, 2013
EUROPE - "Latin Lover", "Fotoromanza", "Bello e impossibile" and "I maschi" are just a few of her greatest hits. We are of course talking about the Italian rock singer-songwriter Gianna Nannini, who is currently touring Europe on her "INNO" tour... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys in the Spotlight on Beyonce’s ‘Brightest Ever Show’
October 2, 2013
World Tour – Internationally acclaimed lighting designer LeRoy Bennett is exploiting the unprecedented brightness of Clay Paky Sharpys on Beyonce’s ‘Mrs Carter’ 106-date world tour. Bennett’s fast paced, dynamic design, known as ‘the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Work Packed Houses at the 2013 ESSENCE Festival
October 1, 2013
USA – Crowds turned out in record numbers for the 19th annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.  A-list artists including Beyoncé, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Tamia, Janelle Monáe, and others packed venues throughout The Big Easy.  The festival was... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Create ‘Light Architecture’ for London Art Show
September 29, 2013
UK – Interactive light technology group Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) is utilising the pure-beam power of Clay Paky Sharpys to create an inspired ‘light architecture’ installation at a huge disused church in central London.Ten Clay Paky Sharpys... read more
Clay Paky fixtures accompany Bruno Mars Around the World
September 24, 2013
WORLD TOUR – Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has been getting rave reviews for his Moonshine Jungle Tour, which will continue to play dates around the world through March 2014.  The tour is accompanied by Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash... read more
Clay Paky lights "Magic on Ice" in South Korea
September 19, 2013
SOUTH KOREA - Magic on Ice, the phantasmagorical art, magic and conjuring show created by Steve Wheeler, sold out for ten days at the Blue Square Theatre in Seoul, South Korea, with 20 shows and over 20,000 spectators.The famous American magician,... read more
Clay Paky among the legends of "The 27 Club"
September 18, 2013
GERMANY - Besides extraordinary talent and the fact they have all made the history of music, another thing legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse all have in common is that they belong to... read more
Clay Paky lights the South African Music Awards
September 17, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Music Awards (SAMA) could be described as Africa’s version of the Grammys. The Sun City Superbowl, situated in the North West Province of South Africa, awakens as the who’s who in the music industry and their... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys’ Colossal Power Dazzles King Kong in Australia
September 15, 2013
Australia – Lighting designer Peter Mumford is using Clay Paky’s powerful Sharpy luminaires to deliver ingenious lighting effects on Global Creatures’ ambitious multi-million dollar production of King Kong in Melbourne.With a scenic backdrop... read more
Clay Paky on Jessie J tour
September 13, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM - Everything about the ‘Nice to Meet You’ Tour exudes confidence.  This production is not scheduled to begin the arena venues in the UK until October but, rather than start quietly and unobtrusively, Jessie J’s first show was to... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys shine in the new Hakkasan club in Las Vegas
September 11, 2013
USA – The brand new Hakkasan nightclub within the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has added dazzling sparkle to its huge main dance floor by installing 16 of Clay Paky’s powerful laser-like beam Sharpys.The sixteen perfectly parallel pure beam Sharpys are... read more
Clay Paky lights the Studio Hamburg excellence awards
September 10, 2013
GERMANY - Innovative, creative and well narrated films produced by German filmmaking students have received the Studio Hamburg "Nachwuchspreis" (young talent prize) since 1997. The prize categories are best production, best short film (awarded by the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Rock with Rush as Band  Wraps Clockwork Angels Tour
September 8, 2013
USA – Rock band Rush just wrapped its Clockwork Angels Tour in the US in support of its eponymous album, and Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures went along for the ride.Rush began its US tour last September on the heels of a successful European leg.  Dates... read more
Clay Paky Luminaires Reign Supreme at Coronation Festival Gala
September 6, 2013
UK – Celebrated LD Vince Foster recently employed a battalion of Clay Paky fixtures to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne. Foster used the Clay Paky fixtures to deliver a striking, yet super flexible lighting design for the... read more
Dry Hire Lighting purchase another large batch of Clay Paky Sharpys
September 5, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM - “It’s a busy time; we’ve just purchased another large batch of Clay Paky Sharpys for our rental inventory and they arrive this week, yet we’ll still have to sub’ in a few extra lights to keep our regular clients happy.”... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys in Demand on South African DJ Scene
September 2, 2013
South Africa – Clay Paky’s powerful, high impact Sharpys are in demand on South Africa’s dance music scene as Durban-based Insane Sound and Lighting supply them to international DJ events.Insane’s Vimal Rawjee – who founded the company in... read more
Clay Paky illuminates the Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour
August 31, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA - Forming part of the Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour, the Galaxy S4 was launched to the South African market at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg recently and attended by some 2 000 guests.The elaborate event, which Clay Paky... read more
Clay Paky and RML illuminate “F For YOU”
August 29, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM - Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has always remained at the forefront of moving light technology and has been in the thick of all things ‘TV’ for almost 30 years.  With recent changes in the economic climate and our Industry, it... read more
Clay Paky and dbn in Monster Production for Derry Spectacular
August 27, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM – and Manchester based dbn Lighting helped to bring an ancient legend to life for a landmark event in the UK’s first ever City of Culture, Derry-Londonderry. Dbn designed and supplied rigging and lighting for a breath-taking... read more
Clay Paky Celebrates The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary across the US
August 24, 2013
USA – The Rolling Stones have wrapped the U.S. leg of their 50 and Counting world tour with Clay Paky lighting fixtures along for the still-wild ride.The Stones sell-out 50th anniversary tour is their first in six years.  They opened the U.S. leg... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Wash Works it for Pet Shop Boys
August 21, 2013
UK – Respected lighting designer Rob Sinclair is using Clay Paky’s extraordinarily compact yet super bright Sharpy Wash 330 as the workhorse fixture for the lighting of the visuals-led Pet Shop Boys Electric World Tour.The new Sharpy Wash... read more
Clay Paky adds FX to Berlin’s Summer Rave
August 15, 2013
Germany – Respected Berlin-based lighting designer Martin Kuhn has harnessed the punch and power of Clay Paky’s bright, pure beam Sharpys, intense sparkling Alpha Spot QWO 800 STs, and Alpha Beam 700s for Berlin’s Summer Rave 2013.This is the... read more
Clay Paky commemorates the South African "Youth Day"
August 12, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA - Some things should never be forgotten, and to commemorate the 1976 Soweto Uprising, the 16th June, also known as Youth Day, is a public holiday in South Africa. Events aimed at young South Africans are held across the country and this... read more
Clay Paky lights the stage at Vasco Live Kom 013
August 3, 2013
There was a job to finish: the 2011 tour Vasco Rossi, the Italian rock star from Emilia, interrupted owing to health problems. The seven concerts in two large stadiums (four in Turin and three in Bologna) were all sold out, which goes to show once... read more
Clay Paky lights Help Rolling Stones Dazzle 135,000 at Glastonbury
July 31, 2013
UK – For three days and three nights 135,000 Glastonbury revellers had the pleasure of seeing their favourite headline acts, lit by some of the best rock and roll lighting designers in the world, play the famous Pyramid Stage.Taking care of the... read more
Clay Paky Brighten Moscow Boat Launch
July 25, 2013
Russia – Clay Paky’s lightweight yet powerful A.leda Wash K20 luminaires and pure beam Sharpys have teamed up to create a ‘Las Vegas-style’ light show to launch at new floating restaurant in Moscow.The Moscow-based Arlecchino Group, which... read more
Clay Paky on Chris de Burgh's European tour
July 23, 2013
Chris de Burgh has trod the boards of venues throughout the world since the early 1970s. So far his albums, including 18 studio albums, have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and received a total of 200 gold and platinum disc awards.  The... read more
Clay Paky at MAYDAY, the most famous rave party in Europe
July 22, 2013
„Never Stop Raving“ was the motto of this year's MAYDAY event in Dortmund. Thousands of ravers took the motto to heart and partied with their favourite music day and night. Like last year, the light design was once again assigned to Thomas... read more
The Amadeus Austrian Music Award with Clay Paky
July 19, 2013
Austria - Every year since 2000, the most successful national and international musicians in Austria have received Amadeus Austrian Music Awards in different categories. It is the most important pop music award in Austria. MA Lighting and Clay Paky... read more
Clay Paky illuminates Luan Santana's super-concert
July 18, 2013
Luan Santana is Brazil's new music star. At only twenty-two years of age, Santana is one of the highest paid artists in the country. His first live album was a best seller throughout 2010 selling over 500,000 copies. His second album was recorded... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Accompany Tim McGraw’s Tour
July 17, 2013
UNITED STATES – Clay Paky Sharpys are heading out on the road with Tim McGraw as the country superstar kicks off his Two Lanes of Freedom 2013 Tour in support of his new namesake album.McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom Tour plays 30 cities across the... read more
Clay Paky Goes for Gold at Mediterranean Games
July 15, 2013
Turkey  – Istanbul-based event engineering company Phantom has supplied a tip-top team of Clay Paky Alpha, A.Leda, and Sharpy fixtures to light the sparkling 2013 Mediterranean Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.Eighteen months of preparation... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Thrill with Skrillex
July 13, 2013
South Africa – Clay Paky’s laser-like beam Sharpys have been used to create dynamic, fast effects at American electronic musician Skrillex’s tour of South Africa.Lighting designer Andrew Nissley specified 18 of the pure beam Sharpys to provide... read more
Clay Paky Shines at Robin Hood Foundation Gala
July 12, 2013
UNITED STATES – The top names in finance and entertainment weren’t the only ones shining at the annual Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City.  Clay Paky Sharpy, Sharpy Washes and Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures were also out in force.The Robin... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Spotlight Fall Out Boy on Tour
July 10, 2013
UNITED STATES – After releasing their critically-acclaimed “Save Rock ‘n Roll” album, rock band Fall Out Boy is back on tour in the US and Canada, and Clay Paky Sharpys are along for the dizzying ride.Lighting designer Robb Jibson of So... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Dazzle on Norwegian Idol Final
July 10, 2013
Norway - A dazzling array of pure beam Sharpys, rigged in a magnificent two-tier array around the Oslo Spektrum Stadium and pointing directly at the audience, has added superstar sparkle to the final of Norwegian Idol.Respected lighting designer,... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up the CMT Music Awards
July 7, 2013
UNITED STATES – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures proved to be country strong when they turned out in force for the 2013 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  Lighting designer Tom Kenny used a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpys for... read more
Clay Paky at "The Voice of Germany" TV show
July 2, 2013
ProSieben and SAT.1 launched "The Voice of Germany", a German talent show, in November 2011. The show is based on the "The Voice" TV format, which was broadcast for the first time in Holland with the title "The Voice of Holland" at the end of 2010.... read more
Clay Paky with the Britain’s Cheeky Pop Star Olly Murs
June 26, 2013
UK – One of the UK’s biggest pop sensations is dancing his way around Britain’s biggest arenas in the sharp focus of 24 shape-shifting Clay Paky Sharpys.Multimillion-selling artist Olly Murs is benefitting from the pure-beam brilliance of the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Help Pink Reveal The Truth About Love
June 23, 2013
Pink’s critically acclaimed The Truth About Love world tour is underway with Clay Paky Sharpys and Chromlech Elidy LEDs accompanying the pop star on more than 130 show dates in North America, Europe and Australia.  A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive... read more
Clay Paky Lighting Joins the Dave Matthews Band For Summer Tour
June 20, 2013
USA – The Dave Matthews Band hits the road for an extensive national tour with Clay Paky lighting along for the ride.The band commences its 45-date cross-country swing in mid-May and wraps after Labor Day.  They will be supporting last year’s... read more
Clay Paky Rocks for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in LA
June 18, 2013
USA – Clay Paky lighting fixtures were out in force at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which honored inductees such as Aerosmith, The Doors, James Taylor, Albert King, Donna Summer, Rush and Quincy Jones at a gala event at... read more
Clay Paky Lights Up Coachella for Red Hot Chili Peppers
June 17, 2013
USA – When the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival got underway, with its 24/7 schedule and desert location, Clay Paky lighting took center stage for the Main Stage performances of California rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers.Lighting... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Wash makes debut at Olivier Awards
June 13, 2013
UK – The 2013 Olivier Awards saw the new Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330s take charge of their first event since they became a recent addition to White Light’s ever growing arsenal of entertainment technology.For the third year running the Awards,... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Washes Join Fleetwood Mac on Tour
June 10, 2013
USA – Fleetwood Mac is back on the road and Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures have joined the iconic band on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 World Tour.The new tour, which began in Columbus on April 4 and will wrap in Scandinavia in October, marks the... read more
Clay Paky lights the 2013 Mountbatten Festival of Music
June 7, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM - The Royal Albert Hall played host to the 2013 Mountbatten Festival of Music and what a success it was! The three nights featured Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and captured wonderfully the versatility of some of the... read more
Clay Paky at the Nestle Conference and Gala Awards
June 6, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA - Keystone Productions were awarded the role of Production Company, and MGG Productions as technical supplier, for the Nestle Conference and Gala Awards, held in two different venues at Champagne Sports Resort which is surrounded by... read more
Clay Paky Conquers the 2013 Eurovision Stage
May 31, 2013
Lighting designer Fredrik Jönsson specified over 700 Clay Paky fixtures to provide stunning lighting effects forming the centrepiece of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, the world’s largest non-sporting television production. This large supply of... read more
Clay Paky Unveils New Luminaires at Indonesia Demo
May 29, 2013
Indonesia – Clay Paky has unveiled its latest luminaires to major Asian rental companies and TV stations at a demo Jakarta in Indonesia in April.The Clay Paky Area Manager Alberico D’Amato and the Italian LD Giovanni Zucchinali collaborated with... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys add Wow Factor for The Script
May 27, 2013
UK - Award-winning lighting designer James Thompson is using pure beam Clay Paky Sharpys to throw laser like beams across the audience in his show design for The Script’s current sell-out world tour.Thompson – who was presented with a Knight of... read more
Clay Paky A.ledas light the Helene Fischer Show
May 23, 2013
LD Jerry Appelt uses A.leda K20s as an alternative to conventional discharge-lamp washlights.More than five million viewers followed the second "Helene Fischer Show" on television during the Christmas season. Andrea Bocelli, David Garrett, Ricky Kam,... read more
Clay Paky stars in Eros Ramazzotti's European tour
May 21, 2013
Eros Ramazzotti is always on the crest of the wave and is taking his NOI Tour 2013 throughout the continent. After fourteen dates in Italy, the tour has come alive in the rest of Europe, where the shows are recording an excellent turnout even in this... read more
ESC 2013: Clay Paky EXCLUSIVE pictures from Malmö (Sweden) - photo: Ralph Larmann
May 17, 2013
From Malmö, Sweden, the exclusive Clay Paky photos of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest lighting design. read more
A Band of Clay Paky Sharpys Hit the Right Notes on X Factor Live Tour
May 16, 2013
UK – The UK’s ‘guru of pop lighting’ Peter Barnes has designed a fresh and diverse pure-beam show for the current X Factor Live Tour using 54 powerful Clay Paky Sharpys.Barnes – who has designed lighting for some of the world’s biggest... read more
Clay Paky lights the Mercury Music Awards
May 15, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM - For a while now the Mercury Music Awards have been seen as one of the most credible and prestigious awards that a musician or artist can receive. The award is for best album in the UK and Ireland and is chosen by a panel of fellow... read more
Jason Aldean Takes Clay Paky Sharpys Along on his Night Train Tour
May 13, 2013
Los Angeles - Clay Paky Sharpys are lighting up country singer Jason Aldean on the Night Train Tour, a musical powerhouse of a show also featuring Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett with location specific appearances by Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Kelly... read more
Clay Paky Join National Arena Tour Co-headlined by Three Days Grace and Shinedown
May 9, 2013
Los Angeles – American rock bands Three Days Grace and Shinedown are on the road with Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures helping to light up their tour.Three Days Grace and Shinedown are coheadlining a national arena tour, which commenced in February. ... read more
Clay Paky light the Sky Sports Living For Sport Awards
May 8, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM - For 10 years Sky has been sponsoring young people in schools by providing mentors from the top people in sport. This year Sky mounted a full spec awards ceremony to mark their achievements.The Awards, which have two categories,... read more
Clay Paky is Major Player on X Factor Kazakhstan
May 7, 2013
Kazakhstan – An impressive range of Clay Paky fixtures, including the Alpha Spot QWO 800s, Sharpys, A.Leda Wash K10 and K20s, and Alpha Profile 800 STs are lighting up the world famous TV show phenomenon - X Factor - as it debuts in... read more
Clay Paky and MGG rock at Potch Rag
May 6, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA - For the tenth consecutive year, Johannesburg rental company MGG Productions were commissioned by csquare to provide the lighting for the rocking annual Potch Rag festivities held at “Jool Plaas” in Potchefestroom.The Potchefstroom... read more
Clay Paky Lights Up the Ultra Music Festival in Miami
May 5, 2013
USA – Clay Paky lighting got rave reviews at the 15th annual Ultra Music Festival (UMF) in Miami’s Bayfront Park where they added to the pulsating excitement generated by fans, DJs and electronic musicians under the tent-like Carl Cox Mega... read more
An old lighthouse on Lake Garda is restored thanks to Clay Paky
May 2, 2013
The Spiaggia degli Olivi lighthouse, a historic monument on Lake Garda and the symbol of the town of Riva, was turned off about forty years ago.The diving board tower, on top of which the historic lake lighthouse was installed, is found at the end of... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Are Allowed for the Girls
May 1, 2013
Peter Barnes really is one of those lighting designers who needs little introduction. Dubbed as ‘the UK’s guru of pop lighting’, Barnes has been lighting shows for nearly forty years; it is safe to say that he knows more than a thing or two... read more
Clay Paky defied snow and ice at the "Wenn die Musi spielt"
April 27, 2013
This year Clay Paky lights starred at the "Wenn die Musi spielt", an entertainment show centred around pop music which is broadcast live by the German public television network.Fritz Staudinger, lighting director and chief executive officer of BMS... read more
Clay Paky is at the “Plasa Focus Backstage Tour” in Malmö for an exclusive preview of the technology lined up for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest
April 24, 2013
MALMÖ, SWEDEN – There is less than one month to go before the start of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest (14, 16 and 18 May), the most prestigious annual event for the European music industry and the most watched live TV broadcast in Europe. The... read more
Clay Paky add Sparkle to Arab Singer Amr Diab’s Cairo Concert
April 23, 2013
Egypt – Clay Paky’s powerful pure-beam Sharpy luminaires dazzled fans as they enjoyed top-selling Arab singer Amr Diab’s sell-out concert in Cairo.Lighting designer Walid El Hariry specified 66 Sharpys for the show at the 75,000-capacity Cairo... read more
Clay Paky’s New A.LEDA Series Fixtures Hit the  Luke Bryan’s tour
April 20, 2013
USA – Country singer Luke Bryan’s 20-city “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” may have a down-home name, but its lighting inventory includes some pretty cutting-edge equipment, including Clay Paky’s new A.LEDA Wash K10 and K5 LED moving heads provided... read more
Clay Paky at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013
April 15, 2013
It is not every day you have to organize an event that will be broadcast worldwide by Italian state television. The opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the Fiemme Valley was an exceptional event, both owing to the exciting... read more
Clay Paky Get Overexposed on Maroon 5 Tour
April 4, 2013
USA – LA pop rock band Maroon 5 has begun its Overexposed tour and Clay Paky Sharpys are along for the ride.  Maroon 5’s new North American tour is in support of the band’s eponymous studio album released last summer.  Since its debut in... read more
Clay Paky in the  Who’s US Tour
March 31, 2013
USA – Respected master of rock, event and TV lighting designer Tom Kenny exercised the powerful pure beams of Clay Paky’s Sharpy fixtures to add razor sharp looks to the dynamic lighting mix on The Who’s mammoth North American tour –... read more
Clay Paky Fixtures Rock with the Rolling Stones on 50th Anniversary Tour
March 30, 2013
UK – World respected and multi-award winning lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe delivered a stunning lighting design for the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary tour using a multifarious super rig of Clay Paky fixtures.Assisted by stalwart Stones... read more
Clay Paky in the Alpine World Ski Championship Medals Plaza
March 27, 2013
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships were first hosted in the Austrian city of Schladming in 1982, and the same resort in Styria was chosen again this year as the venue of the 42nd recurrence of the event. In preparation for the World Ski... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Shine At The 2013 Academy Awards
March 22, 2013
For the second consecutive year Clay Paky Sharpys made an appearance at the Oscars.  A dozen chome-plated Sharpy fixtures backlit legendary singer Shirley Bassey when she crooned the iconic “Goldfinger” theme at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony... read more
Clay Paky with the indie-rock band Bloc Party
March 20, 2013
English indie rock band Bloc Party are currently in the midst of their biggest, most ambitious tour to date. The ‘Four’ Tour completed 2012 in Mexico and, so far, 2013 has taken them across the USA then on to Europe, via Japan.  The end of... read more
Clay Paky HPEs and Sharpys Fly High at Jeddah Aviation Event
March 17, 2013
Saudi Arabia – A squadron of Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 700s and Clay Paky Sharpys lit up Jeddah’s Laylati Hall during a celebration to observe International Civil Aviation Day.Egyptian lighting designer Mohammed Gafar created a lighting rig that... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys pack a punch on The Bodyguard
March 11, 2013
UK – Olivier and Tony Award winning lighting designer Mark Henderson has chosen to use Clay Paky Sharpys to deliver his exciting ‘concert performance’ lighting for the glittering stage production of The Bodyguard, at the Adelphi Theatre on... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Light TSO’s “The Lost Christmas Eve” Tours
March 3, 2013
USA – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures played a major role in concurrent East Coast and West Coast tours for The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO) winter production, “The Lost Christmas Eve.”  Epic Productions supplied the fixtures for the... read more
Viva Forever! Spices up The Piccadilly Theatre with Clay Paky
February 28, 2013
UK - Viva Forever!, the musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls, had its World Premiere in London's West End on 11 December and has the audiences dancing in the aisles and happily humming the whole way home. Cynics may be quick to say this is... read more
Clay Paky Luminaires add Intensity to Bay Music Awards
February 25, 2013
Malta – An accomplished group of Clay Paky Sharpys, Alpha Beam 300s, Alpha Wash 1200s and Alpha Spot HPE 1200s have provided a rich, intensely lit show at The Bay Music Awards in Malta.Lighting designer Anton Borg Olivier – who has worked on the... read more
Light Fantastic Production Services choose Clay Paky
February 20, 2013
It is becoming difficult to turn on the TV on a Saturday night and not be treated to a dazzling display of that virtuoso moving light, the Clay Paky Sharpy.  Flexible, bright, power and size friendly, their use is limited only by the imagination of... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys add Pure Beams to High Impact Cheryl Cole Tour
February 19, 2013
UK – A troupe of Clay Paky Sharpys has added high-impact layers to pop princess Cheryl Cole’s visuals-led tour.Lighting designer Peter Barnes – dubbed the UK’s ‘guru of pop lighting’ - specified 14 Sharpys rigged on the back truss on... read more
Clay Paky at the 2013 Sanremo Music Festival
February 18, 2013
The 2013 Sanremo Music Festival, presented by Fabio Fazio with the help of Luciana Littizzetto, introduced many innovations into the most popular, most talked about and most followed Italian Music Festival. For example, for the first time in the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Create Pure Beam Matrix for Orbital Live
February 14, 2013
UK – Lighting designer Jonny Gaskell has harnessed the laser-like beam of Clay Paky’s Sharpy fixtures to deliver a high impact, three-dimensional lighting environment for electronic dance music duo Orbital on their UK tour, which culminated with... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy illuminate the Carrie Underwood’s World Tour
February 10, 2013
USA – Country music superstar Carrie Underwood continues her Blown Away Tour with a large inventory of Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures on hand to accent the video components of the show.  The singer’s first worldwide tour is in support of her fourth... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys are just the ticket for Johannesburg spring ball
January 29, 2013
South Africa – Clay Paky’s lightweight yet powerful Sharpy fixtures have proven just the ticket for a glamorous Spring Ball held in Johannesburg, South Africa.In addition to supplying the entertainment technology Paul Hughes of AVL Productions,... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys add Drama to Skyfall James Bond Premiere Party
January 23, 2013
UK – A squad of Clay Paky Sharpys proved the must-have gadgets for lighting designer Nick Gray at the latest Bond film premiere party at London’s iconic Tate Modern.Gray, of London-based lighting creator Renegade, specified 24 pure-beam Sharpys... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys add star quality to Kuala Lumpur celebrity film awards ceremony
January 17, 2013
Malaysia – Almost 80 Clay Paky fixtures added sparkling star quality to a celebrity film industry celebration in Kuala Lumpur.Lighting designer Siswa ‘Ajun’ Azmi, from Mubari Sound Light Sdn. Bhd. utilised the Clay Paky fixtures to light up the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Rock Out at South Africa’s ‘most popular festival’
January 11, 2013
South Africa – A team of cleverly placed Clay Paky Sharpys provided the pure-beam light power for South Africa’s Innibos Festival 2012.Lighting designer Johan Ferreira of Pretoria-based JSF Productions was responsible for lighting for the seventh... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Shine at the Danish Music Awards 2012
January 8, 2013
Denmark – Clay Paky Sharpys have helped Denmark celebrate its finest music with a stunning lighting design for the Danish Music Awards 2012 by Kasper Lange.Lange specified an army of powerful, pure beam Sharpys – known for their small footprint... read more
Valy Boghean Band Live in concert
Clay Paky at the 15th Durban ICC
December 29, 2012
Opened in 1997 by Nelson Mandela, the Multi –Award winning Durban ICC celebrated its 15th birthday anniversary with a Grand Banquet. With 33.000m2 of space available to clients, the Exhibition Centre is the largest flat floor, column-free... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Accompany Kelly Clarkson on Her Stronger Tour
December 20, 2012
USA – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are living up to the name of Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger Tour with their punchy performance on the road.  “With their very bright concentrated beam and fast effects, the Sharpys hold their own for such a little... read more
Clay Paky and ASLV illuminate history and beauty at Miss Shqiperia
December 16, 2012
Albania is today experiencing strong growth in various areas. This is evident from the development of tourism on the coast and in its beautiful historic castles, its enhanced communications network, which connects it today with the rest of Europe,... read more
Clay Paky fixtures fill the dancefloor of Halikarnas club
December 10, 2012
Turkey – Clay Paky Sharpy and Clay Paky Alpha Beam 300 luminaires are being used in one of Turkey’s most internationally renowned superclubs as part of a major reimagining of its lighting and décor.The Sharpys and Alpha Beam 300s were specified... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys celebrate the launch of Friends Arena, Stockholm
December 8, 2012
Sweden – Respected lighting designer Per Sundin of Sundin Designers has used 170 Clay Paky Sharpys to light a star-studded, concert that celebrates the launch of the newly built, 67,500-capacity Friends Arena, Stockholm. Shown live on Swedish TV... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up the Sky for South African Military Tattoo
December 6, 2012
South Africa – An arsenal of Clay Paky Sharpys have helped light up the night sky in Durban this summer for the annual Kwa-Zulu Natal Military Tattoo.Durban rental based company Black Coffee supplied 12 Sharpys – known for their powerful... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Join Brantley Gilbert’s Hell on Wheels Tour
December 4, 2012
USA – Country rock singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert kicked off his Hell on Wheels Tour in late September hitting the road with a complement of Clay Paky Sharpys from Digital Console Rental in Nashville.Gilbert has released two albums of his own,... read more
Billy Talent Tours with Clay Paky
December 2, 2012
Germany, Austria and Switzerland tour 9/27/12-10/24/12 — Canadian rockers Billy Talent celebrated the release of a new album in September by jumping straight into an arena run of Germany and central Europe. Having tested the touring waters on the... read more
Lights, camera, action as Aurora Lighting Associates expands its Clay Paky horizons
November 29, 2012
It’s exciting times in the TV lighting world with the news that Chris Rigby, Gurdip Mahal, Ross Williams and Nick Edwards have joined forces to create Aurora Lighting Associates Ltd.  And the expanded company has extended its broadcast lighting... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys showcase Saatchi & Saatchi spectacular at Cannes
November 26, 2012
France – An array of Clay Paky Sharpys helped global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi launch the New Directors’ Showcase at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors'... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Create Awe for Swedish House Mafia’s Milton Keynes Gig
November 22, 2012
UK – An army of Clay Paky Sharpys were marched in to the National Bowl at Milton Keynes to make Swedish House Mafia’s live spectacular even more dazzling as it was filmed for DVD. Lighting designer Ian Tomlinson - who won the 2011 TPi Award for... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up Lady Antebellum’s World Tour
November 20, 2012
When country trio Lady Antebellum wrapped the North American leg of its We Own the Night World Tour earlier this summer the band had played to a total of more than one million fans.  Two dozen Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures helped light up the successful... read more
Clay Paky supports Stone Roses resurrection
November 15, 2012
In one of the biggest comebacks of recent times, the Stone Roses chose to work with renowned Lighting Designer Paul Normandale to design what can only be described as a awe-inspiring light and video show to complement their highly anticipated reunion... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Beam 1500s Light Up the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You World Tour”
November 12, 2012
USA – It’s been a long hot summer just about everywhere, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are amping up the heat with their “I’m With You World Tour,” which features Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Beam 1500 luminaires.The rock band’s tour began... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Shine a Light on Miss Florida USA 2013 Pageant
November 9, 2012
USA – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures made their debut on the Miss Florida USA 2013 pageant, which was televised from Davie’s Bailey Concert Hall on the campus of Broward University.  Lighting director Stefan DeWilde chose a complement of Sharpys for... read more
Clay Paky luminaires are the brightest choice for Bahrain Summer Festival
November 7, 2012
Bahrain – Clay Paky Sharpys, Alpha Beam 700 and Alpha Spot HPE 700s have proven to be the right choice for bright beams during the Bahrain Summer festival, where sunshine summer temperatures can reach 48°C.An array of Sharpys, Alpha Beam 700s and... read more
Clay Paky with Jennifer Lopez in Minsk
November 5, 2012
Belarus – Jennifer Lopez’s dynamic Dance Again World Tour came alive in Minsk with the help of a super-bright rig of Clay Paky luminaires.Lighting designer Sean Burke’s vision was for a fast-paced lighting show to match Lopez’s dance-inspired... read more
Clay Paky with Miss Italia 2012
October 26, 2012
Clay Paky was once again present - as it has been for many years - at Miss Italia 2012, the number one Italian beauty contest, where the most beautiful woman in Italy is crowned. The Lighting Director Fausto Carboni used a very diverse mix of 150... read more
“Carnival of Madness” Rock Extravaganza Goes Crazy for Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures
October 25, 2012
USA – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures were crazy popular on the “Carnival of Madness” tour, the annual rock extravaganza that played major US cities this summer.  Evanescence headlined dates across the country along with Chevelle, Halestorm, New... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Sing on NBC’s “The Voice”
October 22, 2012
USA – Lighting designer Oscar Dominguez has added Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures to the extensive lighting complement he deploys for NBC’s hit reality talent show, “The Voice.”  The series, which is heading into season three, is executive... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Earn Country Creds
October 18, 2012
USA – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures showed they are country strong with appearances in the lighting rigs for superstar Kenny Chesney’s Brothers of the Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and the fan-favorite CMA Music Festival with concerts at... read more
AED Rent Increases Clay Paky Stock to more than 2,500 fixtures
October 17, 2012
Belgium – Pan European AV solutions provider AED Rent has announced it now has a stock of more than 2,500 Clay Paky fixtures. AED Rent, which has headquarters in Willebroek, Belgium but also has offices in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Hit the Road with Dave Matthews Band
October 15, 2012
USA – After taking last summer off, the Dave Matthews Band is back on the road with a North American tour previewing their upcoming album, “Away From The World”.  The tour features 16 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures specified by the band’s... read more
Clay Paky ‘overwhelmed’ with response to South African Roadshow
October 12, 2012
South Africa –Clay Paky has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the positive response to its South African product Roadshow. An impressive number of lighting professionals took time out from their busy schedules to attend demonstrations in venues in... read more
Brisbane’s mammoth The Met nightclub ‘astounds’ clubbers with Clay Paky Sharpys
October 10, 2012
Australia – Brisbane’s state of the art nightclub The Met has announced its Main Room is ‘astounding’ customers, following the installation of Clay Paky’s super bright, laser-like beam Sharpys. The Met, located in the city’s Fortitude... read more
Pure speed: the "Six Day" counts on Clay Paky
October 9, 2012
The idea of a six-day track cycling race was conceived in 1875 in Birmingham, England. The event was designed at the time as a "product test" for bicycles. Over the decades, the six-day race has grown from a test into its present form. For instance,... read more
Clay Paky and MA Lighting at the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award Ceremony
October 4, 2012
Studio Hamburg Newcomer Awards have been presented since 1997. German-language films made by students who are studying film-making at institutions of higher education compete in the Best Production, Best Short Film (Audience Prize), Best Director and... read more
Clay Paky Sharpies at the TV dance competition “Step Up or Step Out”
August 28, 2012
After the success of the lively dancing competition, Step Up or Step Out, it was a privilege for Blond Productions to once again be commissioned by their client Endemol South Africa, to supply the lighting, sound, screen and design for the second... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Illuminate Drake’s Club Paradise Tour
August 20, 2012
As a key part of the lighting rig for hip-hop artist Drake’s Club Paradise Tour, Clay Paky Sharpys are proving how heavenly they are to work with.  The fixtures have been selected by lighting designer Patrick Dierson for Drake’s European and... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys are the choice for Lostprophets homecoming
August 14, 2012
Clay Paky Sharpys provided spectacular impact at Welsh rock band Lostprophets’ homecoming gig to support of the band’s fifth studio album, Weapons - released in April 2012. Award winning lighting designer Ian Tomlinson of ADLIB Design, the... read more
"TUI Feuerwerk der Turnkunst" on tour with Clay Paky
August 9, 2012
Thirty-two shows in twenty-two different locations with a total audience of 170,000 people. These are the impressive statistics clocked up by "TUI Feuerwerk der Turnkunst" during its "Best of 25 Years" tour. The most successful show in Europe was not... read more
Clay Paky congratulates Russian partner DOKA on 25th anniversary in Moscow
August 3, 2012
Russia – Italian entertainment lighting manufacturer Clay Paky has congratulated its long-term Russian distribution partner DOKA on 25 years in the business at its annual seminar in Moscow. More than 300 movers and shakers from the Russian... read more
More than 100 Clay Paky Fixtures make annual Moscow party ‘unforgettable’
July 30, 2012
Russia – On June 23rd world renowned DJs descended on Moscow for the annual student Prom Night, dramatically lit by more than 100 Clay Paky luminaires. International lighting designer Roman Stolyarov of Moscow-based Arlecchino Group specified 24... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys join Motley Crue Tour
July 26, 2012
USA – Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are hitting the road with the North American summer tour of iconic rock band Motley Crue, which is co-headlining tour dates across the country with KISS.  A complement of approximately 90 Sharpys have joined the... read more
Clay Paky at Vegan Fest
July 23, 2012
Clay Paky recently sponsored Vegan Fest, a large international exhibition devoted to the eco-friendly and vegan worlds. The event took place in the splendid setting of Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza, Versilia. It was a gathering for international... read more
Clay Paky get Pop Happy with European smash girl group K3
July 16, 2012
Belgium – An army of Clay Paky fixtures brightened up kid’s faces across the Benelux as pop sensation K3, kicked of its EYO tour at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and the Ahoy, Rotterdam. Prolific lighting designer Luc Peumans employed more than 90... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Shine at GreenWaves III
July 10, 2012
USA – Environmentally friendly Clay Paky Sharpy met eco-inspired GreenWaves III recently, the third annual event at the University of Central Florida (UCF) that implements environmental and social best practices to promote the need for conscious... read more
Clay Paky among the leading lights at the Volkswagen Night in Beijing
July 8, 2012
The Volkswagen Group presented an exclusive preview of its latest models at the first Volkswagen Group Night in China, which was held recently during the "Auto China 2012" exhibition at the Beijing Olympic Swimming Centre. Over 1700 guests turned up... read more
Clay Paky Fixtures Light Up Electric Daisy Carnival’s Main Stage
July 6, 2012
USA – Once again Clay Paky lighting fixtures turned out in force for the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), this year at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Show designer and director Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting, Inc. chose a large... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys on tour with British electronic duo Chase and Status
July 4, 2012
UK – Clay Paky Sharpys have provided the bedrock for a dazzling live video shoot for UK-based drum and base hell-raisers Chase and Status.HSL supplied 24 Sharpy units to long term Chase and Status lighting designer Neil Carson of Enhance Production... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Bring Cutting Edge Technology to Massive 90s Nostalgia Party
July 2, 2012
Norway – Clay Paky Sharpys have dazzled up-for-it crowds across Norway during a series of mammoth ‘We Love the 90s’ concerts. This year, German group Scooter headlined, alongside 90s stalwarts Haddaway, E-Type, and the Vengaboys. LD Philip... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys light the Red Bull Battle
June 30, 2012
SOUTH AFRICA - What started off as 100 dancing crews competing across South Africa, came to a finale at the Red Bull Beat Battle, at Bass Line in Johannesburg on 26 May 2012. The live show was recorded for a European television broadcast.AV Unlimited... read more
Clay Paky Seduces Audiences on Within Temptation’s European Tour
June 28, 2012
The Netherlands – Dutch super group Within Temptation and it’s lighting designer Pim Elberse are currently proving that Clay Paky Sharpys are de-rigueur when it comes to lighting some of the world’s biggest rock bands.Following it’s hugely... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys provide lighting boom at South African Music Awards
June 25, 2012
South Africa – It took just 12 Clay Paky Sharpys to deliver that all-important, high-impact rock and roll wow factor at the biggest live music event in South Africa - the annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs).Well-respected and prolific... read more
Clay Paky lights "dance" at Mayday 2012
June 22, 2012
The first ever Mayday music festival in history took place on 14 December 1991 in Berlin (Halle Weissensee). The event was organized to help out the GDR radio station DT64 (today MDR Sputnik), which was on the verge of bankruptcy. From this initial... read more
Example of a showcase for Clay Paky
June 18, 2012
Rapper and Singer/Songwriter ‘Example’ has kicked off his first ever arena tour with a stunning lighting system designed by imaginative LD Graham ‘Grum’ Leesmith. Over 100 fixtures have been supplied by Ambersphere Solutions to leading rental... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys Shine on Cinco de Mayo
June 15, 2012
MEXICO – Clay Paky Sharpys took centre stage at the recent Espectáculo Conmemorativo, the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, held at Fuerte Guadalupe in Puebla, Mexico. The site was the location of the 1862 battle in which the Mexican army... read more
Dry Hire Lighting builds up significant Clay Paky stock to serve a busy UK summer
June 13, 2012
It’s an exciting expansion time for new company Dry Hire Lighting, as they announce a significant purchase of Clay Paky products from exclusive Clay Paky UK distributor Ambersphere Solutions.In anticipation of a busy summer for events across the UK... read more
Dream Theater dramatically lit by Clay Paky HPE1500s
June 11, 2012
Singapore – American progressive metal band Dream Theater has used Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s and Clay Paky Sharpys, supplied by Singapore’s Showtec Communication Pte, to deliver a dramatic light show at the iconic 1700-seater Kallang Theatre... read more
Clay Paky Waves the Flag for the Queen’s Jubilee
June 7, 2012
UK – Clay Paky Sharpys, sporting Union Jack coverings, shone brightly alongside some of the world’s most famous pop royalty to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The patriotic Sharpys, dressed up in custom made Union Jack jackets,... read more
Clay Paky Dominates at Eurovision Song Contest 2012
June 6, 2012
The Eurovision Song Contest recently completed its 57th year, held at The Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan, a brand new multi-purpose indoor arena with a capacity of 23.000 spectators. The Baku Crystal Hall was commissioned by the City of Baku... read more
Clay Paky at the Planetshakers Conference 2012
June 4, 2012
AUSTRALIA - For the second year running Resolution X has provided lighting and rigging for the Planetshakers Faith Conference. The lighting rig included 40 x Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500 and44 x Clay Paky Sharpies. The Planetshakers City Church... read more
Clay Paky at the Children's European Song Festival
May 23, 2012
Creativity, fun and enthusiasm, with joy, gaiety and spontaneity: these are the ingredients of the Children's European Song Festival. The guests of honour at the Festival, held at the PalaLevico in Levico Terme, Trento, Italy, were the ten primary... read more
Clay Paky put in lights the Dancing on Ice tour 2012
May 21, 2012
UK – Clay Paky’s world-class lighting fixtures are ‘Dancing on Ice’ at Britain’s biggest arenas this spring as the hit ITV show goes on tour. With skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean headlining, the sixth live UK tour of... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Shine on Pitbull’s PlanetPit World Tour
May 18, 2012
Rapper and pop singer-songwriter Pitbull, a Billboard Latin Music Award winner, has been playing to packed houses on his PlanetPit World Tour 2012 where Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are in tune with the artist’s unique vibe.The tour recently concluded... read more
Siyan Ltd gets into the Clay Paky way
May 17, 2012
Siyan, long term customer of Clay Paky has recently increased their investment in Clay Paky products, alongside a brand new purchase of the grandMA2 light, all from Ambersphere Solutions.Nick Valdez, MD of Siyan Limited is clear on the reasons for... read more
Clay Paky announces RMB Lights and Sounds as its Philippines Distributor
May 15, 2012
Philippines– Professional entertainment lighting manufacturer Clay Paky has appointed RMB Lights and Sounds as its distributor in the Philippines. Serving the theatrical and television industry for twelve years, RMB is a wholesale provider of... read more
Clay Paky Sharpys deliver new look to Bruce Springsteen
May 11, 2012
Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures, from Las Vegas-based Morpheus Lights, are giving Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball World Tour a look that The Boss’s previous concert performances have never had before. The Wrecking Ball World... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy in search of “superstars”
May 10, 2012
"Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (DSDS), the German equivalent of "The X Factor", the international talent show franchise, has now reached its ninth year and is attracting great interest as always. Over 35,000 aspiring singers performed in the... read more
Clay Paky shines a light on Bahrain’s Path of Pearls
May 7, 2012
Bahrain – Festivities are underway as Manama, capital city of Bahrain, celebrates its appointment as Capital of Arab Culture 2012.As part of the festivities the city produced a spectacular opening ceremony, Path of Pearls, which was packed with... read more
Codex strikes a first for Luxembourg with 48 Sharpys
May 2, 2012
Entertainment technology rental company Codex is the first Rental Company in Luxembourg to own its own inventory of Clay Paky Sharpys. The largest operations of its kind in the region, Codex conceive and implement technical solutions for public and... read more
Clay Paky Sharpy in NEITHER, by Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett
April 29, 2012
Neither is the first 3d-audio modern opera performance. “A mind-movie for the 21st century, that plays around with today’s technology and media.” (MDR Figaro)On March 2nd, 2012 Phase7 performing arts (www.phase7.de) led by the artistic director... read more
Sharpys Help Give Dynamic Look to NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show
April 23, 2012
Pro sports leagues and their fans demand spectacular halftime shows these days, and the 2012 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show was no exception. Lighting designer Otis Howard got some assistance from 30 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures, which lent their... read more
Clay Paky at Panariello's show
April 19, 2012
“Panariello non esiste” (Panariello does not exist) is a typical modern TV programme that freely mixes different genres and forges them into a show which is enthralling for both the guests in the studio and the viewers at home.  The director of... read more
Sharpy Rocks the UK from the 2012 Brit Awards
April 17, 2012
Al Gurdon, one of the most ‘in demand’ lighting designers in the industry, employed nearly 200 of the most ‘in demand’ moving heads – the Clay Paky Sharpy - for this year’s Brit Awards.  Staged for the second year in succession at... read more
Gold Sharpys From Clay Paky Shine at Academy Awards
April 12, 2012
Gold was everywhere at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony last month in Hollywood: Gold glitzed from the red carpet, gold Oscars were handed out to lucky winners and gold Sharpy lighting fixtures from Clay Paky helped illuminate the telecast for... read more
Sharpys are the Darlings of the Australia Day Harbour Celebrations
April 11, 2012
The 2012 Australia Day celebrations saw production and lighting designer Paul Collison create a glittering cityscape in the centre of Sydney’s Darling Harbour, using a battery of Clay Paky Sharpys.  On 26th January thousands of spectators flocked... read more
Sharpy and Alpha Profile 700 Go Dreamin’ with Katy Perry Tour
April 5, 2012
It was a dream date for Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures and Alpha Profile 700 automated spotlights when they accompanied American pop star Katy Perry on her California Dreams Tour in support of her new “Teenage Dream” album.  Lighting designer Baz... read more
Clay Paky, “leading light” of the Sanremo Festival 2012
April 2, 2012
The 62nd Italian Song Festival did not disappoint the expectations of those who expected all round entertainment, including impressive stage design, abundant lighting effects and a production designed to exploit all the innovations specifically... read more
Sharpys Go Worldwide with Evanescence Tour
March 13, 2012
Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are making their mark on the Evanescence Tour, the world tour by American rock band Evanescence in support of their eponymous third album.  After a successful start to the tour in the US last year, the band, with frontwoman... read more
Sharpys Shine on Fourth Season of Ukraine TV's “Star Factory”
March 5, 2012
 “Star Factory,” the hit talent show on Ukrainian television, is shining brighter than ever in its fourth season thanks to a complement of Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures.  Adapted from the French series, “Star Academy,” the Ukraine version... read more
Sharpys Light Up Madonna’s Stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show
February 29, 2012
Madonna may have headlined Super Bowl XLVI’s Halftime Show, but Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures made a name for themselves too, helping to light up the stage for the Material Girl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  Lighting designer Al Gurdon, of... read more
Sharpy Fixtures Light Up the Holiday Season Virginia’s Hollydazzle
February 27, 2012
Hollydazzle 2011 was a little more dazzling than usual when Three Rivers Entertainment & Production utilized 20 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures for the annual event that has become one of the East Coast’s most popular fireworks and lighting... read more
DJ BoBo celebrates with Sharpys
February 17, 2012
With over fourteen million albums sold worldwide, DJ BoBo is, along with Yello, one of the most successful Swiss musicians. The artist impressed his fans at the Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, with his “Dancing Las Vegas” show on the twentieth... read more
Clay Paky Fixtures Shine During TV Tribute to the Ladies of the Ice
February 10, 2012
Clay Paky fixtures lit up the ice and turned on the glamour when production and lighting designer Christien Methot of design one employed a complement of Sharpy and Alpha Spot HPE 1500s on “Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice,”... read more
Sharpy Fixtures Tour the U.S. with DeGraw and Cook
January 25, 2012
Co-headlining their first joint U.S. tour, singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and David Cook lit up venues from coast to coast with a complement of Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures.  DeGraw and Cook visited 22 cities together; DeGraw performed songs from his... read more
Sharpy fixtures join Jay-Z and Kanye West
January 9, 2012
Hip hop kings Jay-Z and Kanye West have teamed on a second, eight-week leg of their Watch The Throne North American tour where Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are playing a key role.  The tour, which ends in Vancouver just before Christmas, supports the... read more
Clay Paky and RML light Justin Bieber Christmas Special
January 4, 2012
For all of those parents out there wondering if their teenagers will venture out from their bedrooms for anything other than food or presents this Christmas, the answer is yes, but only briefly. Justin Bieber will be coming to the UK’s TV screens... read more
Clay Paky at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
December 30, 2011
Atomic Lighting of Lititz, Pennsylvania, the exclusive lighting supplier for the second consecutive year to the Latin Grammy Awards, recently provided the show with 50 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures. Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast, the... read more
Clay Paky illuminates the Augsburg town hall
December 20, 2011
Kaiser Showtechnik recently purchased Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500 lights. When first used to illuminate the iconic Augsburg building, the town hall, the Italian company’s moving lights provided proof of their wide performance range. Managing... read more
Clay Paky Lights Singapore's Newest Club AVALON
December 12, 2011
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood has come to Singapore. The opening of AVALON has been hyped as the most highly anticipated nightclub event in the region and fittingly boasts the largest installation of Clay Paky Sharpy moving beam lights ever... read more
Sharpy performs ‘brilliantly’ on X Factor USA
November 28, 2011
Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are gaining in popularity in the USA with extensive exposure on Simon Cowell’s music talent show The X Factor as well as the recent MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) telecast. Already one of the most in-demand moving heads on... read more
Sharpy flexes its "muscles" at the boxing match
November 24, 2011
When ARD recently broadcast the boxing match between the current lightweight world champion Marco Huck and the Argentinean Hugo Hernan Garay, the two champs were not the only ones packing “power” at Munich’s Olympia-Eisstadion. Because 16 Clay... read more
RHCP tour with Clay Paky Sharpys
November 21, 2011
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have embarked on an epic world tour accompanied by an array of Clay Paky Sharpy lighting fixtures. The tour follows the release of the band’s tenth studio album I’m With You, and is the group’s first outing since the... read more
Parasol Turns Heads (and Lights) with Clay Paky at LDI
November 19, 2011
Parasol Advanced Systems of Vancouver, BC, Canada, was stopping traffic with its new KLRTM System (Kinetic Light Ring) during LDI 2011, October 28-30, in Orlando, Florida, at the Clay Paky booth, demonstrated with 12 Clay Paky Sharpys. With its... read more
Sharpy Turns in Winning Performance at “NFL Kick Off 2011”
November 17, 2011
A large complement of Clay Paky Sharpy moving heads welcomed the start of the pro football season at the “NFL Kick Off 2011 Presented by EA Sports,” the high-energy, pre-game concert which aired live on NBC from the parking lot at Lambeau Field,... read more
Breaking News: Sharpy Rocks The World
October 28, 2011
Clay Paky's ever-popular Sharpy won further acclaim last night following the win of a PLASA Rock Our World Award at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida. The awards were presented at a reception organized by the PLASA association in connection with the... read more
Sharpys ‘on the run’ with Paul McCartney
October 26, 2011
When it was time for rock legend Paul McCartney to acquire a new rig for his recent tour of North America, lighting designer Roy Bennett selected over 80 Clay Paky Sharpy narrow-beam spotlights. Bennett, whose association with McCartney dates back... read more
Who Wunnit? Clay Paky announces winner of Sharpy PLASA competition
September 21, 2011
A lighting designer and programmer from Tel Aviv, Israel has been named the winner of Clay Paky’s Win-a-Sharpy competition at the recent PLASA show in London. Alon Cohen, 41, said it was a ‘huge surprise’ to hear his name called out over the... read more
Sharpys debut at Ireland’s largest music festival Oxegen 2011
September 5, 2011
Dublin-based rental firm EQ Lighting recently provided lighting design and equipment for Oxegen’s 8000-capacity Red Bull Electric Ballroom, following an appointment by festival promoters MCD. The lighting rig designed by Rob Jones consisted of 5... read more
Morris Light and Sound rents Clay Paky gear
July 28, 2011
Tennessee-based rental company Morris Light and Sound Inc. reports that it can't keep its new inventory of Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures on the shelves. The company is also doing a brisk business with its grandMA and grandMA light consoles. "After... read more
Main Light adds Clay Paky fixtures to its rental inventory
July 20, 2011
Delaware, USA-based Main Light Industries Inc. has added Clay Paky Sharpy moving beam lights, Alpha Profile 700, and Alpha Spot HPE 1500 fixtures to its growing inventory of rental equipment. Main Light, which serves all lighting markets from... read more
Aussie LD Rohan Thornton ‘complains’ about Clay Paky
July 11, 2011
Renowned Australian lighting designer Rohan Thornton can’t stop grumbling about the Clay Paky Sharpy and the Alpha Spot 1500. “On all productions I now instantly specify sixteen of each model – I would ask for more but that’s all there is... read more
WIN A SHARPY!
July 6, 2011
Come to the Clay Paky stand at PLASA this year and you could win a new Sharpy. This year we’re inviting all our visitors to play one of our vintage slot machines for a chance to win a free Clay Paky Sharpy. The slot machines will be in operation... read more
Sharpy’s star rises on Russian TV
July 4, 2011
Clay Paky’s nimble new narrow beam, the Sharpy, has been given its first airing on Russian television following an appearance on Star Factory, a reality TV talent show broadcast on Russia’s Channel One. Mixing elements of Pop Idol and Big... read more
Clay Paky UK New Product Tour continues!
July 1, 2011
INVITATION! CLAY PAKY UK TOUR: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon; Tuesday 19th July Featuring Sharpy, Alpha Profile 700 and Shotlight WashWe are delighted to announce the next date of our Clay Paky UK New Product Tour at the Royal... read more
Clay Paky at Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida
June 20, 2011
Clay Paky lighting has featured prominently at the world’s largest festival of electronic music held in Miami, Florida. The 13th Ultra Music Festival drew well over 100,000 techno fans to Miami’s Bicentennial Park in late March, expanding to a... read more
Sharpy named Lighting Product of the Year at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes
June 17, 2011
Clay Paky’s new spotlight, the Sharpy, has been named Product of the Year by US entertainment technology magazine, Live Design. The award confirms Sharpy’s popularity as one of the most innovative products to emerge from the industry in recent... read more
Sharpy puts in star appearance at NME Awards
June 13, 2011
Clay Paky’s Sharpy spotlights have been used at the 2011 NME awards, appearing in front of some of the best-known names of the indie rock scene.  The event was held at London’s Brixton Academy, where Lighting Designer Tim Routledge created the... read more
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK debuts Clay Paky Sharpy on national TV
May 30, 2011
Sharpy, the award-winning, narrow-beamed moving spotlight launched earlier this year is paving the way for exciting new lighting concepts on the Scandinavian television scene. The Norwegian rental company Rubicon has provided NRK with 12 Sharpy units... read more
Clay Paky at the Eurovision Song Contest
May 20, 2011
Clay Paky delivered the majority of winning looks with over 300 automated luminaires at the 56th Eurovision Song Contest held in Düsseldorf, Germany on May 10, 12 and 14, 2011. The legendary production continues to grow every year and 2011 was no... read more
Sharpy spotlights bring Hollywood glamour to Sky TV
May 13, 2011
Clay Paky’s Sharpy spotlights added a touch of Hollywood glitz recently to Sky Movies’ televised coverage of the Oscars. The show, presented by UK film buff Alex Zane, was shot in what appeared to be a Hollywood apartment overlooking LA, while... read more
LD Chris Kempton uses Sharpy for BBC Comic Relief
May 9, 2011
Each year the UK’s Comic Relief appeal seems to go from strength to strength, with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment coming together with a simple plan to ‘do something funny for money’. So far this year, a staggering... read more
Upstaging Inc. invests in Clay Paky moving lights from A.C.T Lighting
May 2, 2011
Illinois-based Upstaging has purchased a large complement of Clay Paky moving lights from A.C.T Lighting, the distributor of Clay Paky fixtures in North America.  "As with most of our gear, we bought the Clay Paky fixtures because demand for them... read more
The Clay Paky Sharpy at the Festhalle Frankfurt
April 30, 2011
Use of Clay Paky's new Sharpies aroused great interest at the annual meeting of a German financial services company at the Festhalle Frankfurt. Lighting designer Marcus Krömer explained why he chose Sharpies: "I needed four spotlights for an... read more
Clay Paky’s Sharpy strikes lucky on Million Dollar Drop
April 15, 2011
Clay Paky’s award-winning new spotlight, the Sharpy, has been given its first airing on Polish television following the broadcast of The Million Drop, a high stakes TV game show in which contestants can win or lose a million in cash. Broadcast... read more
Clay Paky’s award-winning Sharpy debuts at York gig
March 21, 2011
Sharpy, the award-winning, narrow-beamed moving spotlight launched by Clay Paky in January 2011, has already proved a huge success on its first stage performance in the UK. Weighing just 16kg, the diminutive 189W Sharpy produces a massive parallel... read more
Clay Paky and Blue Peter – Looking Sharp!
March 7, 2011
New year, new presenter! Iconic children’s TV show Blue Peter this week welcomed the arrival of new co-host Barney Harwood. The 35th permanent presenter, Barney made his entrance on a motorbike, and that wasn’t the only thing making a huge impact... read more
CLAY PAKY UK NEW PRODUCT TOUR
February 14, 2011
INVITATION! CLAY PAKY UK TOUR: Royal Albert Hall London - Wednesday 2nd March Featuring Sharpy, Alpha Profile 700 and Shotlight Wash We are delighted to announce the first date of our Clay Paky UK New Product Tour at the Royal Albert Hall London -... read more