In the heart of Brantford, Ontario, an unforgettable night of music, charity, and hometown pride came to life at the Affinity Conference Centre in Brantford.
The event featured the iconic Canadian rock band, The Pursuit of Happiness, and talented singer/songwriter Felicia McMinn, all for a noble cause – raising funds for the Brant County SPCA and a new animal center. With over 300 enthusiastic guests in attendance, the stage was set for an exceptional evening. Pynx Pro was thrilled to provide the AV Production.
Before The Pursuit of Happiness took the stage, Port Dover’s own Felicia McMinn treated the audience to a soulful opening act. With her mesmerizing voice, she performed a mix of cover songs and original compositions, setting the perfect tone for the evening. Pynx Pro’s AV setup ensured that Felicia’s music reached every corner of the venue, immersing the audience in her heartfelt melodies.
As the lights dimmed and anticipation reached its peak, The Pursuit of Happiness seized the stage. The band’s catalog of songs filled the air, instantly captivating the audience. For many in attendance, the highlight was undoubtedly the performance of “Gretzky Rocks,” a homage to Brantford’s beloved hero, Wayne Gretzky. The song resonated deeply with the hometown crowd, celebrating their legendary sports icon.
In the end, the Pursuit of Happiness concert became more than just a musical event; it became a celebration of community, compassion, and hometown pride. With the efforts of event organizer Phil Gillies, the generosity of the attendees, the event raised a remarkable $7,500 for the Brant County SPCA and their new animal center.
Setting the Stage:
The concert’s success hinged on a stage that could amplify the band’s energy and connect with the audience. Pynx Pro stepped up to the challenge by providing ultra stage decks, creating a platform that radiated professionalism and artistic potential. As any concertgoer knows, lighting is crucial to setting the mood, and Pynx Pro delivered. With fixtures like ADJ encore LP12IPs, ADJ Vizi Beam 12RX, Chauvet Strike Array, and Chalet E190WW Ellipsoidals, the stage came alive with vibrant colours and mesmerizing effects.
The Perfect Sound:
Music is the heartbeat of any concert, and Pynx Pro’s audio system ensured that the rhythm was felt deep within the crowd’s souls. The setup featured RCF Active Line Array and subwoofers, powered by the Allen & Heath SQ7 digital mixing console. This combination provided crystal-clear sound quality, allowing every note and lyric to resonate with precision. To capture the essence of every performance, Pynx Pro equipped the stage with a range of Shure and Sennheiser vocal and instrument microphones, ensuring that every musician’s talent shone through.
Behind the scenes, the Pynx Pro crew were busy making the band sound and look their best. Our meticulous planning and execution ensured that the concert ran seamlessly from start to finish. With a team of experts who understand the unique dynamics of live events, Pynx Pro brought together cutting-edge technology and creative prowess to elevate the entire experience.
Images from Glassworks Creative and Christopher Brown of Pynx Pro
The Pursuit of Happiness concert in Brantford was a shining example of the power of music to bring people together for a worthy cause. Pynx Pro’s AV production expertise played a pivotal role in ensuring that every note and every moment was etched into the memories of all who attended. It was a night of exceptional music, shared joy, and a deep sense of community, leaving a legacy that will resonate for years to come.