Can a party and wedding band frequently travelling across the UK and beyond reach carbon-neutrality and help save the planet?
Gavin Munn and Gavin Courtie, two of the members of the Audio Allstars, a Dorset-based band which plays for weddings and corporate events, say ‘yes’ – speaking to FNZ from their renewable energy-powered music studio about their commitment to become the first carbon-neutral party band in the country.
Having performed at UK festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, Reading, Leeds and supporting artists such as Beyoncé, The Arctic Monkeys, Supergrass, Scissor Sisters, UB40, Moby, they know how important is to do their bit to protect the planet.
With just 2kW of average power consumption for every stage performance, they know they cannot compare their energy usage to other bands like Coldplay and Massive Attack, who have recently cancelled gigs and worked with scientists in a bid to erase the carbon intensity of their music.
They explain: “We guess the scale of these bands is much bigger having hundreds of people as crew members. We are just five guys with cars. We know exactly how many miles we drive every year for touring, rehearsals, the power we consume on stage and our digital presence and we will offset this amount of carbon dioxide.”
Working with the Carbon Footprint they will manage to offset 7.112 tonnes of carbon supporting a portfolio of verified carbon reduction projects.