JPS Australia


The FIFA Fan Fest in Sydney

Fanfest Darling Harbour

While 32 nations played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Sydney was one of only six cities around the world to host an International FIFA Fan Fest. More than 500,000 people visited the Cockle Bay and Tumbalong Park sites, at Darling Harbour, where all 64 matches were broadcast live on four large screens.

JPS provided sound reinforcement and crew for the 31 day event.

Dates June 11, 2010 – July 12, 2010
Sydney Darling Harbour
JPS Crew
Dean Mizzi, Matt Debien, Tristian Johnson, Adam Williams, Shane Oldham, Tim Seconi, Raoul Plimer
Speaker System JBL VerTec
18 x JBL VerTec 4889 Enclosures
16 x JPS 18″ Subwoofers
16 x Crown MA5002VZ
FOH Drive System
1 x Dolby Lake DLP 4D12 Mesa
1 x Motion 1200 Wireless Tablet
4 x BSS FDS-366 Omni Drives
1 x BSS FCS-960 EQ
4 x BSS FCS-926 Omni Drives
FOH Control
1 x Soundcraft Vi6
1 x Yamaha M7CL 48 Ch Digital Console
1 x Tascam CD-RW901SL
2 x Denon DCD-695 CD Players
Radio Mics
9 x Shure UR4D Dual Receivers
12 x ShureUR2 Hand Held Transmitters c/w Beta 58 capsules
Monitor System
12 x Clair Bros 12AM Monitor Speakers
4 x Clair Bros R4 MkIII Side Fill Cabinets
1 x Clair ML18 Subwoofer
12 x Crown MA3600VZ Amplifiers
4 x Crown MA9001 Amplifiers
8 x Lake Clair iO’s
6 x Sennheiser G2 IEM systems
2 x Shure PSM 600 systems
1 x Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console

AC/DC Black Ice World Tour

AC/DC, Australia’s most successful rock and roll band, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide, returned home in February as part of their Black Ice World Tour. It was the band’s first Australian tour since 2001.

The main loudspeaker arrays, for the tour, were Electro-Voice X-Array while Jands Production Services provided Clair Audio I5 cabinets for the side hands and delays. For the stadium shows JBL Vertec cabinets were used ito supplement the system.

Dates February 11, 2010 – March 8, 2010
Melbourne Etihad Stadium – February 11, 13, 15
Sydney ANZ Stadium – February 18, 20, 22
Brisbane QSAC Stadium – February 25, 27
Adelaide Adelaide Oval – March 2
Perth Subiaco Oval – March 6, 8
JPS Crew  
  Nick Giameos
Delay Crew – Sydney Karl Sullivan, Dave Richardson, Paul Schofield, Simon Farrell, John Kerns
Speaker System Clair Bros Audio
  20 x Clair i5 10° Speaker Cabinet
  8 x Clair i5 5° Speaker Cabinet
  8 x Clair i5 2.5° Speaker Cabinet
  30 x JBL Vertec VT4889
  14 x Crest/QSC Amp Rack
  20 x Crown MA5002VZ
FOH Drive System  
  10 x Clair iO Controller
  1 x Gateway Motion 1200 Tablet PC

Rugby League Grand Final 2009

Rugby League Grand Final 2009

More than 2.5 million Australians tuned it to see Melbourne’s premiership triumph over Parramatta – making it the most watched NRL grand final in three years. Jands provided the audio system and staff for the day’s entertainment, including performances by Wolfmother, Wes Carr and Mark Vincent.

Date Sunday October 4, 2009
Audio Crew Michael Waters, Garry Hall, Tim Lonigan, Adam Williams
  Bob Daniels, James Kohler, Tony Love, Andrea Le Roy
  Shane Oldham, Adam Smith
Speaker System JBL Vertec
  42 x JBL Vertec 4889
  16 x JBL Vertec 4880
Amplifiers 36 x Crown MA5002vz Amplifiers
Control systems  
F.O.H. Digico D5 112EX Console
  Yamaha DM 1000
  Al Smart C2
  3 x Dennon CD Players
  1 x Tascam CD recorder
FOH Drive System  
  10 x BSS 366 Omni Drives
Monitor System  
  Yamaha PM-5D RH
  2 x Dolby DLP’s
  1 x BSS 366
  16 x Clair 12AM Wedges
  4 x L-Acoustics ARCS
  8 x Crown MA3600vz Amplifiers
  12 x Crown MA3600 Amplifiers
  3 x Lab Gruppen LA48 Amplifiers

Sound Relief 2009

Sound Relief Sydney 2009

Sydney rock lovers took a trip down memory lane as performers from more than three decades hit the stage at the Sound Relief concert. Jands provided the audio system and staff for the Sydney concert and also sent front end equipment and crew to the Melbourne concert for Midnight Oil.

Date 14th March 2009
Front of House Greg Rosman, George Gorga
Monitors Bob Daniels, Andy McKeown, Bredan Keane
Patch Tim Seconi
R.F. systems Peter Twartz
Stage Damon Pieterse, James Kohler, Duncan Kaye
  Chris Pratt, Tim Lonergan, Carla Puckeridge
  Andrea LeRoy
Speaker System JBL Vertec
  54 x JBL Vertec 4889
  24 x JBL Vertec 4888
  64 x JPS JBL 18″ Sub Bass
Amplifiers 50 x Crown MA5002vz Amplifiers
  8 x Crown MA-9000i Amplifiers
Control systems  
F.O.H. 2 x Digi-Design Venue D-Show Consoles 96CH
  Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  2 x TC D2 Tap Delays
  2 x DBX 160SL Compressors
  TCM-5000 Reverb
  Eventide H-3000 Harmoniser
  Tascam CD Recorder
FOH Drive System  
  4 x Dolby DLP 412 Processors
  BSS Stereo EQ
  Motion 1200 Wireless Tablet
  SMAART System
  Midas XL88
  5 x Shure UR4D-Q5 dual receivers
  10 x Shure UR-Q2 transmitters c/w Beta 58 capsules
  6 x Shure SM 81
  7 x Shure Beta 98
  2 x Shure SM 89
  2 x Shure SM 91
  16 x Shure SM 57
  9 x Shure SM 58
  6 x Shure Beta 57a
  12 x Shure Beta 58a
  2 x Shure Beta 52a
  3 x Shure 565
  6 x Shure KSM 137
  4 x Shure KSM 32
  4 x Sennheiser BF 509
  5 x Sennheiser E 904
  6 x AKG 414
  4 x Audio-Technica AT 4050
  4 x Beyer Dynamic M 88
  6 x Beyer Dynamic Opus 87
  25 x Countryman Type 85 DI box
Monitor System  
  2 x Clair Bros ML18 Sub Bass
  3 x Dolby DLP 412 Processors
  2 x Clair Lake iOs
  8 x L-Acoustics Arcs
  8 x L-Acoustics dV-Subs
  8 x LA-48 Amplifiers
  2 x Crown MA9000i Amplifiers
  12 x Crown MA3600 Amplifiers
  23 x Senheiser EW300 G2 IEM Transmitters
  32 x Senheiser EW300 G2 IEM Receivers
  3 x PWS Helical Aerials
  2 x Shure PA821 Aerial Distributions
Coldplay Sound Relief Chris Martin with John Farnham

Bob Dylan 2007

Bob Dylan continued his Never Ending Tour which began in the late 1980s with dates in Australia and New Zealand in August 2007.

The tour, his first trip down under in more than four years, included five Australian and three New Zealand shows and followed the release of Dylan’s 32nd album, Modern Times.

The Australian run of dates included the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on August 13, Sydney Entertainment Centre on August 15, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on August 17, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on August 21 and the Burswood Dome in Perth on August 23.

Dylan’s tour follows a string of North American dates in June and July and performances earlier this year in Europe, where the legendary folk and rock songwriter has drawn on his rich back catalogue and new material.

Dates August 13 – 23, 2007
Audio Crew Colin Burrell, Scott Barry, Peter O’Leary
Speaker System L-Acoustics
24 x V-Dosc Element
6 x DV-Dosc Element
16 x Kudo Cabinets
8 x ARCS
8 x Wayloud Sub Low Cabinets
32 x Lab Gruppen 4000 Amplifiers
12 x Crown V2500 Amplifiers
FOH Control System
1 x Digico DS 112
6 x Dolby Lake Contour
1 x IBM PC Tablet wireless system
2 x Focusrite 422 pre-amp
1 x Waves Max
1 x TC 4000
Monitor Control System
1 x Midas H3000 44+4 console
TC EQ Station 16ch system
Wayloud and Nexo wedges
Crown Amplifiers
1 x Clair ML 18 Sub Bass
L-Acoustics ARCS and DV Sub Sidefill


Based on the 1994 Stephan Elliott film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical, tells the story of drag queens traveling through the Australian desert to put on a cabaret show.

Priscilla had its World Premiere at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney in 2006, and is now headed for the Regent Theatre, Melbourne.

Tour dates 2006 – 2009
Sound Designer Michael Waters
Head of Sound Andrew Foster
Radio Mic Technician James Kohler
Sound Technician Rachelle Holowko
FOH Speaker System
  24 x L-Acoustics dV-Dosc
  8 x L-acoustics dV-Subs
  4 x L-Acoustics Arcs
  4 x L-Acoustics SB-218 Subwoofers
  3 x L-Acoustics MTB-112b Enclosures
Amplifiers 16 x Crown MA5002VZ Amplifiers
FOH Drive system
  4 x BSS Varicurve FCS-926
  4 x BSS Omni Drive FDS-366
  1 x BSS Stereo Eq FCS-960
  1 x BSS Varicurve remote FPC-900r
Effects Speaker System
  12 x Meyer UPM2
  7 x JBL Eons 15″
  2 x JBL Eons 10″
FOH Control
  1 x Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  1 x Yamaha O3D 16Ch Console
  1 x Midas XL-88
  2 x 360 Systems Instant Replay units
  3 x Klark Technik DN-728 Delays
  1 x Roland SDE3000 Delay
  1 x TC Electronic 2290 Delay
Monitor Equipment
  1 x 9 Station Aviom Personal Monitoring System
  2 x Shure PSM 700 In Ear Monitor Systems
  1 x Yamaha 3210 Monitor Console
Radio Mics/Mics
  16 x Shure UHF-MA Radio Mic Systems
  16 x Sennheiser 1046 Radio Mic Systems
  32 x DPA 4066 Headset Microphones
  2 x Neumann KM-841
  2 x Neumann U-89i
  4 x AT4050
  4 x AT4050
  2 x Shure Beta 57
  1 x Shure Beta 52
  3 x Shure 565
  1 x Sennheiser BF-509
  12 x Countryman Type 85 DI Box

Robbie Williams 2006

Johnston Audio supplied the bulk of the audio equipment for the Robbie Williams stadium tour of Australia. The tour was a huge success – 9 sellout shows to more than 400,000 people!

The JAS system and crew delivered everything and more! The preparation and presentation of the system received many favourable comments and Robbie’s FOH engineer Dave Bracey said that the system was fantastic.

Johnston Audio supplied 54 L-Acoustics VDosc cabinets traveling on dollies of 4 to make the setup and pack-down faster. The two front inner hangs had 15 VDosc/side (specially painted cabinets supplied by Britannia Row) and the front outer hangs had 12-15 VDosc / side. There were 2 delay towers of each with 12 VDosc.

The VDosc cabinets were powered by Camco Vortex 6 amplifiers.

The Robbie Williams tour necessitated the design and construction of a flying version of the Wayloud subs. Similar to the L-Acoustics 218, 24 flying-version Wayloud Subs were built for the tour and flown in a vertical hang alongside the outer VDosc arrays. Another 24 Wayloud subs were positioned in stacks of 6 across the front of the stage.

The system design also had 18 L-Acoustics ARCS boxes in pods of 3 across the front edges of the stage.

The whole system was controlled by 16 Dolby Lake controllers and a barrage of computers supplied by Britannia Row.

Sheriff L Babari was the system designer and toured with Robbie Williams.


30 November 2006
December 1, 5, 9-10, 13-14, 17-18 2006

Johnston Audio Crew List

Robert “Jock” Bain – Crew Chief & Delays
Doug Pringle – VDosc system rigger
Peter O’Leary – VDosc system rigger
Connor Dune – Monitor rigger / operator


54 L-Acoustics VDosc
48 Wayloud subs
18 L-Acoustics ARCS
16 x Wayloud wedges
12 x Crown 24×6 amplifiers
1 x DiGiCo D5 112 EX console
8 x Camco Vortex 6 Amplifiers
18 x Crown VZ 5000 Amplifiers



Tour dates 13th – 18th December 2005
System Engineer Greg Rosman
Audio Crew Andrew Mitchell, Nick Giameos, Cameron Elias, Richard Vass, Michael Burdett, Paul Schofield, Mark Wilson, Andy McKeown
Speaker System Clair Bros i4 system
44 x i4 Cabinets
40 x i4B Low End Cabinets
8 x Clair Bros P2 Cabinets
48 x JBL 18″ subs
16 x Clair Bros Crest Amp Racks
12 x Crown MA-5002-VZ Amplifiers
Speaker System JBL Vertec 4889 System
42 x JBL Vertec 4889 Cabinets
28 x Crown MA-5002 VZ Amplifiers
F.O.H. Midas H-3000 Console
Monitor Yamaha PM-1D Digital Console

Joe Cocker – 2005

Joe Cocker

Tour Details

Tour dates Nov 15 – Dec 10, 2005
System Engineer Michael “Robo” Burdett
Audio Crew Andy McKeown
Speaker System 18 x JBL Vertec 4889, 16 x JBL 18″ JPS Subs, 8 x Meyer UPA 2C
Amplifiers 16 x Crown MA 5002 VZ
FOH Console Midas XL-4
Monitor Console Midas H-3000 48 Ch