Martin Lighting System at England’s Club M

December 11, 2001

Located near Middlesbrough & Stockton on Tees in northeast England at the Tall Trees four-star hotel, Club M is a successful dance venue with DJ’s coming to visit from all over the world.

Tall Trees is a 120 room four-star hotel in gothic style that houses a leisure club, bars, conference facilities and health academy complete with fully equipped gym, swimming pool and the highly recommended Club M. Club-M is situated on 3 levels with floors 1 and 2 overlooking the main floor and dance floor. Total capacity is a massive 7000 – 8000.

Owner Javed Majid and assistant Jimmi Dean opened its doors back in October 1996 and with a bit of hard work, vision and know how the club is still going strong. A Martin intelligent lighting rig and Jem smoke system help shape the club’s unique personality.

Jimmi’s philosophy is that the only way to create a venue like this is by keeping one’s finger on the pulse, both locally and nationally, and striving to create a sense of personality and individuality.

Club M is simply filled from floor till roof with sound and light gear. An extravaganza of moving Martin lights decorate the dance floor - 8 MAC 250s, 2 MAC 600s, 14 RoboScan 518s, 12 MX-4 scanners, a Jem Club Smoke and a Jem DMX fan.

Lighting Designers at Club M were Nick Joyce and Les Barker who visually produced their design in 3D several months beforehand. The installation was designed to be highly flexible. Lighting, DJ sound and video was completed by Enigma FX with the main sound completed by PGL Navire.