Sussex Event Hire

by Audio Engineer LTD

0800 756 6656

For some of the finest audio production in the world and some of the most amazing sound systems - please visit our parent company below.


Simon Ryder - Managing Director

Simon's background is in top level international touring as an engineer, expert systems tech and production manager. Simon currently tours as monitor engineer for Soul II Soul and is flown around the world as a sought after system designer.

Jeff Musgrave - Sussex Event Hire Manager

Jeff runs the local office and oversees local hires and productions. Jeff's background is as a venue manager, event promoter, compere and sound engineer.

Phil Beaven - Production & Corporate Client Manager

Phil's work includes touring production for Elton John, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi, Groove Armada, Take That, Kylie Minogue and Soul II Soul as well as producing  Nissan activations at motor sport events across UK and Europe His personal client list includes Nissan, Pepsi and Orange among others.

Ian Goatcher - Staging, Set and Fabrication

Ian runs the staging and community festivals department. His skill and expertise are second to none. He also runs the fabrication department overseeing the manufacture of complex theatre and corporate sets and custom built props and venue dressing.

Brandon  Knights - Principle FOH engineer and Sales

Brandon has been nominated for the API award for best live engineer in the world and mixes to over 1,000,000 people live every year. His work with Lee Scratch Perry is legendary and secured his position as on the world's foremost "Dub" engineers. Brandon currently tours as FOH for Soul II Soul and Jesse Malin.

Mike "Stix" Steer  - Senior Engineer and Installation Manager

Stix is a consummate engineer, renowned for his work with Cyndi Lauper and INXS. Stix also is responsible for the technical refit of the Chichester Theatre, the LSE and the entire Walkabout pub chain.

Paul De Villiers - Lighting designer and consultant

Paul heads up our lighting department, his CV is jamm packed full of names and he is highly sought after as a lighting designer  with his work taking him all over the world.

Adam Snellgrove - Engineer and technical repair and support

Adam is a highly accomplished engineer and back-line tech who also runs our maintenance department.

Artists We Work With

Katherine Jenkins
David Gilmour
Roxy Music
Paul Weller
National Symphony Orchestra (NSO)
Noel Gallagher
Grace Jones
The Blockheads
Herbie Flowers
Jools Holland
Gary Kemp
Michael Monroe
Devil Driver
Michael Nyman
Soul II Soul
Chemical Brothers
Boy George
The Squeeze
Hanoi Rocks
The Bronx
Chris Difford
Glen Matlock
Chris Spedding
Zion Train
Lesley Garrett
The Commitments
Groove Armada
Fat Boy Slim
Roni Size
Extreme Noise Terror
Sonata Arctica
Carl Cox
Right Said Fred

About Us

We take pride in the standard of equipment we supply and the level of service we offer.

Sussex Event hire is the local arm of Audio Engineer LTD. We are set up to offer full event production and hire services to the whole of Sussex, Kent, Brighton, London and beyond.

Within Sussex Event Hire, we have dedicated and very experienced staff who are committed to serving the local area and community - whilst Audio Engineer LTD's focus remains on premium quality audio and acoustic solutions on a national and international level.

Sussex Event Hire is comprised of a team of permanent and freelance staff and has amalgamated the team from Brighton PA Hire who served much of the local (and a fair amount of the international) community for many years.

We are set up to offer cost effective local solutions to small shows, community shows and of course events in the largest of auditoria  with the highest calibre of artist. No event or hire is too small and everything gets our personal attention.