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Lighting Hire Manager - Auckland

zeb@oceaniaproductions.co.nz

The one and only Zeb, a veritable pillar of the New Zealand Lighting industry, has done it all. He began in Wellington, lighting mates’ bands, and he now runs our Lighting DIY Hire department, but what he did in between could fill a novel.

No wonder he’s famed for providing exactly what the customer requires – even though they may not know they need it. His motto? Always expect the unexpected. Or as the Pythons put it, ‘Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!’

Zeb: I started out lighting friends’ bands but was soon doing roadie work and concerts at the Wellington Town Hall. Hey, this seemed a good way to see shows and get paid!

Auckland was bigger and warmer, so I moved, catching a thriving music scene that included the Gluepot, Mainstreet and Sweetwaters in their heyday. I did promotions, bookings and survived the Queen Street riots, then shifted to the Bigger Smoke, Sydney, to go touring in packed vans with local bands, doing production. I also did arena shows and a Sydney Opera House season.

Next, it was London calling, my base for four years and a whirlwind of lighting, rigging, rock ’n roll; the Albert Hall, Birmingham NEC, barges on the Thames and trade shows in Europe.

The green green grass of home beckoned in 1990. Cue more casual work and a long period at Kenderdines in Lighting hire. My gorgeous children were born, one of each.

I had fun times on the Hercules and Xena series as a pre-light rigger, and have credits on The Hobbit and Avatar films, but then came an offer from Oceania I couldn’t refuse.

When not at work, I hang out with the new wife and go to markets, movies, live music and softball and explore New Zealand’s back roads. And try keeping me away from a rugby test.

 

Zeb 80s

 

 

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