How you got into doing lightshows?
Initially inspired by a Kinetic Art Exhibition on Brighton Pier during my school days (1970) and thereafter at Whirl-y-Gig, I was asked by various clubs to supply lighting and light shows.
Who was your main influence, if any?
Pink Floyd Lighting (Peter Wayne Wilson) with Oils.
What Bands / Clubs did you work with?
Whirl-y-Gig (18 Years)
Rumpus (11 Years - ongoing)
Wonderland (12 Years- ongoing)
Where did the name (s) come from?
Ha! LUCY NATION ( Hallucination )
Can you share any amusing Lightshow related stories that wont land you in Court?
Trying to do a Light show at the most prestigious private venue in London (1 Belgravia - SW1) on the Longest day in 27º of heat.
Show starts at 7.30pm (Still Light Outside) They request that ALL the floor to ceiling shutters remain open. Would I be able to increase the projection? Not much projection till after dark !
What equipment you started out using, why you used it and what you changed to?
Started Using Optikinetics 2 x Solar 250's in strip Club in Soho for 6 months earning money as a Student.
Never changed to other Manufacturer.
Still using: OptiKinetics Projectors
What non standard objects/items were used in the quest for 'better effects'?
Mainly 70-120 Docter Lenses on all 42mm Projectors (Solar 250 Range)
Swarovski Heart oval crystal in front of lens
How many projectors/slide machines you started out with?
2 x Solar 250
How many you finished up with?
Solar 250 (60)
Solar 250 LED (2)
Solar 100 LED (1)
Opti Gobo-Pro (8)
Opti K2+ (3)
Opti K4 (3)
Wildtec Hallucynation (8)
Kodak Carousel (1)
Oil Wheel Selection (120) from: Opti and BubbleVision and Hel'n Back
30 Picture wheels from Pluto and Optikinetics
30 Home Made Acetates with various Psychedelic designs.
Jay Legge - June 2020