As the Principal Director of Music Royal Marines and the United Kingdom’s Senior Military Musician I have had the privilege of leading some of the country’s major ceremonial events in recent years. This included conducting the 65-piece Tri-service stage orchestra for ITV’s BAFTA winning Queen 90th Birthday celebration at Windsor in 2016. The complexity of accompanying top acts such as; Gary Barlow, Kyle Minogue, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli and Dame Shirley Bassey for a live broadcast through a technical array of live sound, backing and click-tracks was made so much easier by the professionalism, confidence and talent of Kevin Duff and his Zen Broadcast team. It was reassuring working with a sound team that delivers in such a professional manner and produces an award winning sound product.
Whenever I conducted the Royal Marines Band at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall, the support I got from Kevin Duff and his Zen Broadcast sound team was exceptional. Their attention to detail in delivering my vision for the sound of the band ensured the integrity of our performance was maintained at all times. It is always a pleasure to work with the Zen Broadcast team as they go out of their way to understand our requirements.
Dr Nick Grace OBE