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Something to Crow About

Sydney’s iconic Crowbar venue is freshly tooled up and ready for a full-throttle return to live music.


5 May 2022

Crowbar was about to close. For good. The Covid lockdowns had already permanently shuttered a number of other live venues in Sydney and owner Trad Nathan could see he was one minute to midnight on the doomsday clock of his own enterprise.

Part of the economics of a live music venue surviving a pandemic are the fixed costs. Rent is the main one. Some lease holders were able to secure rent holidays or better terms, while other weren’t. Another big fixed cost is the lease on costly production gear, such as the front of house PA.

A turning point in the Crowbar’s fortunes saw Trad able to secure better terms on his production gear, which helped save his bacon. And not just his old production gear but on an armoury of brand new kit.

Australis Music Group supplied Crowbar with an earth-shaking Turbosound line array and the much-anticipated Midas Heritage-D HD96 digital mixing console. In-house backline from Tama and Orange Amplification sweeten Crowbar’s offering for up and coming bands.

Click here to read the full Australis case study.

Watch the video here.


Crowbar: crowbarsyd.com
Australis Music Group: australismusic.com.au

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