Rockstar Lighting | Tips for Bands

Posted on November 19, 2019 by Natasha Farzad

Prepare to Learn…and Earn More Bookings!

Hey now, you are a rock star.
By now, it’s no secret that the absence of lighting can leave a performance feeling empty. Let’s make you a Lighting Rockstar.


Your music sounds incredible; you’ve worked hard at this. Now, let the color washes and lighting effects surround you and your audience to help your music visually travel. Color wash accompaniment doesn’t always require extensive programming knowledge like DMX. Start light…Stay light, if that’s what works. Lighting gear for bands by CHAUVET DJ means anything from pack-n-go bars to battery-operated packs, or complete lighting solutions, all of which are effortlessly mobile. The fixtures are easy to understand and quick to tear down.

Ready to begin?

As a brand who prides itself on education, CHAUVET DJ has you covered with CHAUVET DJ Academy tutorials and YouTube playlists to satisfy a multitude of productions. First, we do realize the world of lighting products can seem overwhelming. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be challenging. Get the gear that best matches your needs. Try watching one of our Product Spotlights, a popular CHAUVET DJ educational playlist, to get started. We recommend Beginning Your Lighting Journey
Next, Rock Star Lighting is another video series featuring lighting techniques specially for bands. Witness general tips on hot topics including: ideal gear, mood, and rigging. Get ready to learn, as each episode focuses on specific lighting fixtures, atmosphere, control options, and according stage positioning. Mobile band set ups or coffee house performers alike should apply this useful, practical lighting education to elevate gigs. 
  • Take a look at back lighting and front lighting–and consider if you’re keeping the two in harmony.
  • Discover how easy it is to create and trigger basic lighting look changes that highlight the music you’re playing.

Keep Playing

Now that you’ve played around with using lights as you play, don’t stop! Pack on the gigs without having to pack on too much gear… When you are ready to expand your gear list, enroll in CHAUVET DJ VIP Rewards to earn points toward FREE fixtures. As a bonus, the more you continue learning through CHAUVET DJ Academy, the more you earn! The learning library is full of seminars and quizzes to keep your lighting knowledge working for you and your band. See you on stage…lit up!