Production Profile: Drake

Guy Pavelo is Drake’s Lighting Director and Designer and has been with him since 2011. For the European leg of the tour, Pavelo is also very much at the creative helm of all visual aspects. In July last year, at the start of the design and build process he worked closely with Perron, Tait Towers and Chris Reynolds, the tour’s Production Manager to help realise the build. A hugely talented Creative Designer and technical guru, he explained the initial thinking and concept behind the set design: “The artistic brief was to look for a minimalist yet powerful directive. There was a desire to explore the difference between one or all and the power that can be created within that. “The power of nothing at all is just as good as the power of everything you have,” he said. “That was at the heart of our thinking.” (Read more at DiGiCo  – 2014)

Robert Juliat followspots on 2013 top tours

“Rihanna Diamonds world tour – Three RJ Victor 1800W HMI long throw spots were supplied by Upstaging for Guy Pavelo/Willo Perron & Associates lighting design for Rihanna’s 96-date world tour, during which the artist broke several records as the youngest singer to sell out London’s Twickenham Stadium, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.…” (Lighting&Sound America – January, 2014)