Townsville’s The Bank Nightclub, which was originally the Australian Joint Stock Bank when it opened in 1888, has reopened after a massive renovation. Sydney-based operator Shiv Suri has restored the venue in Flinders St East to its former glory as a popular dance venue.
NQAV were tasked with supplying and installing the audio and lighting for this funky venue and Senior Sales and Technology Designer Darryl Byrne turned to Show Technology to assist with the lighting.
“Adam White showed us the ShowPRO range of EK Lights and we were very impressed with the value they offered,” said Darryl. “We chose eight EK Lights for our movers over the dance floor including four EK E3 Spots, two EK E3 Wash and two EK K4 Beam. The EK E3 Spot has great colours and the dimming on the EK E3 Wash is very smooth. They’re very bright and the K4 Beam is extremely tight. They have been great and the client loves them.”
As the lighting rig is directly above the dance floor ShowPRO LED Vertical Fog Machines were rigged so as not to get in the way of the clientele. The LED Vertical Fog Machine adds to the light show as not only does it blast a vertical stream of safe, water-based fog, it simultaneously illuminates it with 32 high-power (3w) LEDs.
A total of 75 metres of ShowPRO RGB LED Tape provides colour changing under the bar and booth seating, creating a vivid and saturated glow. Darryl remarked that it was very easy to use – including the drivers – and was very robust and bright.
24 of the ShowPRO Arc120 SOMA 3/1 TRI Downlights were installed throughout the venue and these were programmed in conjunction with LED Tape so that they produced complimentary lighting.
“Together the LED Tape and Downlights add a colourful and cohesive background to the venue, and really add to the atmosphere,” said Darryl.