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Going Digital.



Finally we have taken the leap and added Digital mixers to our Pro Audio stock.
We can now offer the multi award winning Allen & Heath Qu16 digital mixer to compliment our current systems.

Valve amp servicing.



We are now able to offer Valve amplifier servicing to all makes and models of valve amps. Our in house workshops can now sort all related problems and can also fully Bias the power output stages ensuring that your beloved amplifier will sound like the day it was made.






June 2013 - Kings Park 75th Anniversary Event.


Main Stage

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Retford on Saturday to be part of the celebrations that marked the 75th Anniversary of Kings Park.
This award-winning park was officially opened on 29th June 1938, to commemorate the reign of King George V and the Coronation year of King George VI. And on Saturday, 75 years to the day, Bassetlaw District Council in partnership with Totally Locally hosted a Birthday Bash to remember.

Tony Casino


Just some of the celebrations that created a buzz of excitement included performances from local dance schools, Dancers

musical acts that spaned the seven decades of the park, martial arts displays and a paintball arena for the more energetic visitors.


John Berry

There were also more sedate pursuits for those people who wanted to take things at a slower pace such as an animal handling stall, sampling the culinary delights of some of Retford's finest eateries or enjoying the antics of the resident clown and magician. Roger Kennedy


We could not have wished for a better way to celebrate the anniversary, the weather was on our side and so was the town. Our original idea was to put on a community event for Retford people by Retford people and we definitely St Jimmy

achieved that.
it is amazing what talent we have on our doostep from performers to business people, our thanks to everyone who played their part to make it a day to remember. Will Pettet


Were currently working on plans to turn this into an annual event for the town like us on facebook or keep an eye on our news pages for information on what we hope will become Retford's big family event of the year.




March 2013 - Amazing Energy saving LED bulbs.


These E14 Dimmer compatible chandelier shaped lamps are perfect for any environment.
They are a direct replacement for your standard lamps and will save you around 80% in energy costs.
These high quality 3w dimmable lamps are available in Warm white, Very warm white and Cool white, The lamps are housed in a high quality heat sink and they use the highest quality LEDs thus ensuring a long and relaible life.
All the LED Lamps in this range come with a 3 year guarantee.
Other lamp shapes and lamp bases are also available contact us for more information.

3D Objects Laser


A laser unlike any other featuring innovative projection technology. This laser creates unique solid 3D patterns that warp and rotate when projected on to a flat surface. A truly mesmerising effect perfect for any lighting rig. Operated in either stand-alone auto mode, sound-to-light, individual pattern select mode or DMX.


January 2013 - Nicky Pattinson.


A successful entrepreneur in her own right, this sales guru has worked with many of the UK's leading companies giving rise to significant impact on improving their sales achievements and exceeding targets.

Held at the beautiful and historic Hodsock Priory, EES Showhire supplied the Audio Visual Equipment to allow Nicky to wow her audiance with her unique motivational techniques.


October 2012 - Lecturn Hire.


We now have in stock a range of sturdy, Trusslite lecturns ideal for corporate, AGM's and presentation use. Constructed from welded mild steel with a large, tiltable top featuring 20mm lip and multiple microphone gooseneck mounting points.
You can have the option of 2 microphones and a reading light to enable you to work on a dark stage and still be able to read any script.
Also available is the RGB Colour change option to allow the truss work to be lit in a range of colours to match the decor of the venue.



September 2012 - LED Lighting.


We have recently taken delivery of a large number of LED Lanterns for our hire stock
These units features "full colour" RGBW colour mixing from 5 x powerful 8w Quad Colour LED's. The in-built controller enables manual colour mixing and dimming, sound to light operation and various in built chase and fade programs which are adjustable for speed and brightness. There is also a strobe feature which can be added to any of the manual control options listed. These units can also be controlled using DMX 512 (7 x Channels) or using the optional VR/IR Infra-Red Remote controller to give control over most features.

April 2012 - Ukulele Strings now in stock.


The modest ukulele is enjoying a surge in popularity. Once considered a novelty, the four-stringed instrument is now ready to be taken seriously.
EES Showhire now carry these strings in stock call us for more information.

October 2011 - New Radio Mics coming soon.


As we move into the winter season, we will soon be taking delivery of new radio microphones to replace our exisiting stock
Due to the governments sell off of the PMSE radio bands from January 2012 any exisiting radio microphones using the old channel 69 800Mhz band will become illegal to use.
Our new radio microphones will sit within the new channel 38 600Mhz band, these units will be available as headworn, Lavalier or handheld units.
We intend to keep our hire prices for these new units at the same rates as our older stock so as not to effect our customers.
As the new units become available we will replace our older stock so not affecting any hires already booked.

August 2011 - Schools of the Future.


Throughout the summer months EES Showhire have been busy working on a project to provide a sound and lighting solution to a new Nottinghamshire school.

Ryton Park Primary school in Worksop have now moved into a state of the art new building that has some of the most advanced IT & Audio visual systems seen in any school in the UK.
We were contracted to install the sound and lighting systems in the schools Halls, Foyers, and Outdoor areas.

Using audio patching systems and multiple amplifiers the school now have the ability to play audio inputs from a number of different locations and choose where this sound should be played out to and each zone also has separate input and volume controls so that a custom environment can be created in each space.

The main area of the school called "The Heart" uses Bose Freespace 3 loudspeakers to give an even and high quality full range sound, so as to create that extra wow factor to this already outstanding school.




January 2011 - Happy New Year to all our customers old and new.


As the new year begins so does a partnership with "American DJ". We are now able to offer the full UK range of quality products available from American DJ for more information or for a copy of the 2011 catalogue drop into the shop or call us for more information.

Our technical crew have now undergone some of the Bose training courses, this allows us to offer better technical support and knowledge throughout the Bose professional and live music range. Whether you are an existing customer or already have a Bose system and need technical support and advice, please feel free to give us a call.

We start the year being involved with the BSF projects in several regions, working closely with major contractors to deliver quality sound and lighting packages to support teaching and learning in schools.

As the panto season begins we look forward to working with many of our local amateur dramatic groups who have stayed loyal to us throughout difficult financial times, we wish them every success with this years productions.

October 2010 - Summer is over and winter is on its way.


Over the last few months EES Showhire have been busy working on outdoor events across the region, culminating with the 2 day Clumber Park gigs "Flashback to the 80's" and "Pop Party in the Park". The 2 events included artist like Toyah, T'Pau, Go West, Rick Astley, The Saturdays, N-Dubz and Peter Andre, and played to around 10,000 people over the 2 days.

Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas are all just around the corner, so if you are planning any events or parties during this time, give us a call to reserve your equipment and avoid disapointment.

 

May 2010 - New Partnership


We are very proud to announce that we have now been appointed as a Bose Pro Partner.
Our association with Bose will allow us to provide our clients access to some of the finest sound systems available in the UK today, including the stunning L1 Series of Live Music systems.
we will be posting more information on the range of Bose products on our site shortly so please check back later for more information.

 

March 2010 - Further extending our hire range


As part of our continual improvement to our hire stock, we are currently in the final stages of setting up a new range of 2 way radios (Walkie Talkies). The radios and accessories will be available from April this year and will consist of the Radios (Motorola), Fast Charges and Headsets. Hire rates will be from £4.00 for the day and £8.00 for the week per radio. Our customers will be able to use the radios anywhere in the UK and be covered by our UK General License, for more information call us to discuss your needs.

 

December 2009 - New range of audio equipment now available


EES Showhire have recently started working along side a new sound equipment manufacturer, L2 Audio is a new range of high quality sound equipment at very affordable prices.
with a range of passive and active injection moulded loudspeakers these units will impress you not only with the sonic quality but also that these products are so affordable but deliver the kind of results that you would expect from a unit of double its price.
to see some of the speakers and other products in the range click on the L2 Logo to have a look



November 2009 - Were Back

EES Showhire are please to announce that after a break of 2 years we will once again be involved in a series of open air concerts at the National Trusts Clumber Park. We are currently working along side our partner companies to put together the line up for the events that will be held on August 20th and 21st. Please check back here regularly to find out about the artist line up and details of the 2 events.

October 2009 - Carlton Towers Spooktacular

This year saw the first of what we hope will become a regular event at the stunning location of CARLTON TOWERS. Working along side our colleagues at FUSE FIREWORKS, we jointly designed a spectacular sound, lighting and firework display that left the crowd cheering for more. Using over 25,000 watts of lighting and 5,200 watts of PA we were able to produce an amazing show that was accurately coreographed to music and fireworks. The show lasting approximatly 17 minutes saw some of the most beautiful fireworks seen in Yorkshire this season. We are already working with FUSE FIREWORKS on next years show and rest assured that if you saw this years, next year will leave you breathless. For a taste of what you missed this year take a look at the YouTube Link here.

September 2009 - NOEA

As part of our continued commitment to our customers, EES Showhire has now become a member of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA). The NOEA, was established in 1979, and is the only trade association specialising in the Outdoor Events Industry and is able to connect you to some 500 Members covering Local Authorities, Festival and Event Organisers, Universities/Students, Entertainment Agencies, Promoters, Venues and Suppliers of Equipment and Services together with Practitioners generally in the World of Outdoor Events.
The NOEAs policy is to educate, share problems and enhance professionalism and business opportunities. The regional workshops/ conferences and Annual Convention & Tribute Celebration Evenings offer opportunities to find out about the latest developments - to learn about topical issues such as the Licensing Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Security Industry Authority etc, Training Event Managers, working on the British Standard for the Sustainability of Event Management, Business Visits & Events Partnership, The Genesis Initiative, The Event Industry Forum, International Festivals & Events Association Europe, to debate issues, share information, network, and meet new business contacts.

July 2009 - Sheffield City Opera

Working once again with The National Trust, we have started on a program of outdoor events, our first of the season is with the Sheffield City Opera at Clumber Park and Music for a Summer Evening. In addition to this we will be working with the Trust up to October culminating with a spooky Halloween walk around the grounds. more information on this later.

March 2009 - Spring Clean, Making way for new stock

We are now approaching the end of our financial year and are wanting to make room for a range of new Sales & Hire equipment.
As a result we are offering some of our old demonstration and hire kit at discounted prices CLICK HERE to go to our sales page and see what is available.

January 2009 - New Year, New Challange

As the new year gets under way, EES Showhire are happy to be involved with a new and worthwhile event hopefully happening later this year. Lets Rock Cancer is an amazing new outdoor festival being planned for July 4th at Glanford Park stadium, Plans are being put together now for the event and we are proud to be part of that process. For more information about this event or for details of how you can help visit the Lets rock Cancer web site by clicking on the banner above.

December 2008 - Lantern Walks and Santa Trails

Early december saw us working once again with the National Trust. This time to help illuminate the grounds and Architechture at Clumber Park. Using a range of outdoor flood lights and various coloured gels we were able to illuminate large areas of the pleasure grounds and create a subtle and warm effect.

November 2008 - Fireworks & BBC

November has been a busy time for us, with various firework displays around the county. We were also delighted to be contacted by the BBC to supply and install special effects for the East Midlands Sports Awards evening to be held at Nottinghams Royal Centre. We have supplied silk flame effects units outside the main entrance to create an impressive visual effect.

August 2008 - Getting ready for the new season

As summer draws to a close, we are getting ready for our busy winter season. Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas will be a busy period for us so if you want that equipment for your party give us a call now to ensure you get the date you want.

April 2008 - New Equipment on its way

With the summer just around the corner, we are now activly planning for the summer outdoor event season. As part of our continuous improvement program, we are soon to take delivery of a db fifty line plus series PA system. The fifty line series PA gives us the ability to offer our clients a greater range of options when planning outdoor events, this means that we can now work with larger audiences at very short notice as we will have suitable equipment in stock for immediate dispatch.

November 2007 - That something different for Christmas

Yes its that time of year again and for anyone looking for something different for a Christmas stocking filler we may just have the answer. Anyone above a certain age will remember the Stylophone, Yes that's right the one with Rolf Harris in the advert.

Well we have managed to get hold of a brand new consignment of these retro toys and it looks like they are going to be a popular Christmas gift. to reserve yours give us a call.

October 2007 - Book early

As we mentioned last month we are now into the busy season and all our equipment is getting booked out, if you need any equipment over the next couple of months book now to avoid disappointment.

EES Showhire will also be supporting many local Firework shows this year by supplying PA's for the displays at Retford Football Club, Blyth Cricket Club and Thorn Recreation Ground.

One new addition we have for the upcoming festivities is a Karaoke system available for hire, so why not give us a call to book a unit now for your party

September 2007 - New event contracts

As we move into the busy part of the season EES Showhire have managed to acquire some new event contracts including the popular Victorian Christmas market in Matlock and the now well established Christmas at Clumber park.

June 2007 - Hire Stock now extended

We have now added a new range to our hire stock, that is the outdoor and marquee range of products this range is designed for use in areas where the electrical conditions are often less than perfect. for more information on our range look in the hire section of the web site or call our showroom.