He’s set fire to the rain for Adele, made a dazzling crown of red, white and blue for the Queen and lights up every New Year’s Eve. Meet gunpowder guru Darryl Fleming who gives you more bang for your buck.
Darryl Fleming is the man who Set Fire To The Rain for Adele and put the Boom! into Boom! Shake The Room for Will Smith. He’s made a fizzing crown of red, white and blue fire for the Queen and hurled a gigantic rugby ball of light around the top of Twickenham stadium. On New Year’s Eve, he makes London’s firework celebrations the envy of the world.
Fleming, 47, runs Titanium Fireworks, the British company that has become the industry go-to for the cream of showbusiness and sporting events. His budget can climb as high as some of his rockets – the estimated cost of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony sequence was £300,000.
It’s a career that combines the creativity of music and colour with the engineering ingenuity needed to build bespoke rigs for venues such as Twickenham and Wembley. It also requires the technical know-how to manage up to 150 firework cues in a single second………………………………….. Click here to read the full article on the Daily Mail Website
On the 1st of January our team came together to put on the annual New Year’s Day Fireworks Display in Cromer, Norfolk. The event is held to help raise funds for local projects and draws huge crowds from all over the county and beyond. The event has been kept free to attend but there is a voluntary donation system on the night, so the pressure is on for us to deliver something that will encourage the crowds to put their hands in their pockets.
Once again we had the pleasure of producing the displays for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, ringing in the New Year to capacity crowds of 150’000 over the two nights.
New organisers Underbelly made their mark on the long-established festival with a whole new range of street entertainment, a special child-friendly early concert called the Bairns Afore, a Ceilidh at the foot of Castle Rock and an extended 9 minute Midnight firework display.
Part I London
Madness – One Step Beyond (sample only)
Chase & Status – Big Man Skank
Sigala / Ella Eyre – Came Here for Love
Puff Daddy feat Jimmy Page – Come with Me
Little Mix feat. Stormzy – Power
Coldplay / The Chainsmokers – Something Just Like This
Adele – Set Fire to The Rain (vocal)
J Hus – Common Sense
George Michael – Freedom 90 (sample only)
George Michael – Careless Whisper (sample only)
Emma Clarke – Mind the Gap (Voice Over)
The River of Light 2017 was the largest firework display in the country for the Guy Fawkes season. Liverpool City Council was keen to build on the previous year’s event and deliver a show that would mesmerise the 90,000 strong audience. We fired from two barges on the River Mersey at the world famous waterfront from Pier Head, Princes Street and St Georges Dock while the Wirral display was launched in New Brighton.
We have been very busy since starting our New Year with the three biggest displays in the country – London, Edinburgh and Hull. Our summer program has been packed with May Balls, festivals, private parties, weddings and concerts. Take a look and see what we have been up to with some of the highlights of this summer and also a quick look ahead to the rest of the year.
Featured image credit In the Bag and Star Events Ltd
After 15 months of a world tour covering Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand, Adele finished her 119 shows at Wembley Stadium in June 2017; billed as “Adele The Finale”. The concerts broke the attendance record set by U2 back in 2009, drawing nearly 98,000 fans.
The set list saw Adele perform a huge range of songs from all three of her studio albums including Hello, Rumour Has it, Rolling in the Deep and Skyfall, with the main set reaching a climax with Set Fire to the Rain illuminated by a pyrotechnic display by Titanium Fireworks.