Band Profile: Bad Habitz

Posted on June 6, 2012 by webmaster
Bad Habitz, a youth rock band based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, jams out under the light of CHAUVET® DJ fixtures. Jon-Paul LeClair runs the light show for this little group of rockers and incorporates 23 CHAUVET® DJ fixtures in their setup. Read on and get to know more about the band.

1. How did you come up with the name of the band?
The founder’s last name is Abitz, so they thought Bad Habitz would be a cool name.

2. How many members are there?
The band is comprised of four members: Zakk Abitz, 13 (lead vocals, lead guitar), Chloe Abitz, 10 (drums, vocals), Parker-Jon LeClair, 13 (bass, vocals) and Tanner Lardinois, 14 (rhythm, lead guitar and vocals).

3. What type of music do you play?
Bad Habitz plays 70’s and 80’s hard rock, as well as anything from Tesla, FireHouse, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Soundgarden and Metallica.

4. What CHAUVET® DJ fixtures are included in your setup?
I use two 4BAR Tri wash lights for uplighting, six SlimPAR Tri-12 IRC to wash the stage and highlight performers and eight SlimPAR 64 for highlighting the drummer and downlighting. Two 4Play effect lights create a nice beam effect, while two Intimidator Scan LED 300 scanners add movement and excitement. The fixtures are controlled using an Obey 40 controller and a Data Stream 4 allows me to run lines to each section of the stage instead of daisy chaining everything. To enhance the beams and make the lights pop, I use a Hurricane 1100 fog machine.

5. Are they permanently installed somewhere or do you set them up for each performance?
The band performs in local bars throughout Fox Valley, at festivals and other events. My rig is completely portable and has to be to accommodate the band. It probably takes about an hour, sometimes a little bit longer, to set everything up.

6. Complete this thought: A show without lights is like…..
A show without lights is like steak without A1 Steak Sauce. It’s that important.