Fantasia Light Circus was based out of Wimbledon, London between
Mick Brockett (aka Mick Stanton-Hendry)
John Hilton - Starr (Sir John).
Equipment included seven Aldis Tutor Ones, strobes, 16mm and
Toured Clubs and "discos" in Denmark, Germany, Holland
Highlited at "1968 Flight to the Lowlands Paradise"
3-day concert in Utrecht Holland, covering Pink
Floyd, Pretty Things,
Jethro Tull, Fleetwood
Mac, Nice, and many others.
Also covered Fleetwood Mac and
other bands at the German Pop & Blues Festival in the
Grugahalle in 1969.
Ginger Mick and Sir John returned to UK. Meanwhile Mick B,
and his equipment had met a band called "Prophecy",
which in December 1969 became Nektar.
Mick then joined the group as a fifth member in January 1970.
From using liquids and slides alone, Mick later had Keith
Walters (71-72) and Peter Lango (73-76) assist with an upgrade
to carousels, 16mm movies and a laser, which by 1975 had expanded
to a triple screen, totally
choreographed show with 16 projectors.
Nektar disbanded in 1977, Mick
retired.... until a Nektar re-union
was organised in 2001, so out of the attic came some ancient
technology, but it all worked well enough for video to replace
the 16mm. The liquids hadn't been seen like this in 25 years,
so a new generation can now witness a 1000 watt Aldis Tutor
One play a guitar solo.
PS.. The "Ginger" Mick mentioned was Mick Foreman...
with me in 68/69, and also there is one more name.... Rab
Murdoch, who was my carousel advancer (I used two triple banks
of carousels, = 2 per screen on the triple screens) and was
"roadie" and troubleshooter for my equipment from
72-75. Honorable mentions to Klaus Holitzka and Helmut Wenske
for much of the artwork that I
transformed to slides.
Mick Brockett - New Jersey, USA - June