• BlueParrot -  Equipment Hire & Event Production

About Us

 

Blue Parrot was originally founded as a family business in 2000, providing Theatrical Services and Event Production.

Now in our 21st year we continue to provide our services with unparalleled quality and value, not only in Scotland but throughout the UK and beyond. We have also expanded into Sound and Video hire as well as Equipment Sales - we are distributors for Martin Professional, Chauvet and City Theatrical. We are specialists in both Theatre and Live Events and offer a one-stop-shop solution for all your technical needs.

We exist to help improve the quality of your production or live event, whatever your technical requirements are. If you think we can help you, call us now on 0131 510 3333 or email us at info@blueparrotevents.com.

We employ a highly-skilled core team, backed up by a small army of skilled and trusted freelance technicians and designers helping us to provide the highest levels of service and expertise. Find out more about our core team below.

 

Team

Jonnie Clough - Managing Director

Jonnie Clough

Managing Director

As well as managing the day-to-day running of the business Jonnie’s main area of expertise lies in Lighting Design. He designs for a wide range of projects including theatre, musicals, gigs and live events. Jonnie has always been very hands-on and can often be found assisting on site. It was Jonnie’s passion for the theatre that inspired him to start up Blue Parrot in 2000, whilst he was still at school!

Mike Somerville - Director, Head of Productions

Mike Somerville

Director, Head of Productions

Mike has a wealth of technical expertise in his field. He has worked in many venues across Scotland and has designed and operated sound for a number of clients including theatre productions, conferences, operas and rock and roll concerts. Mike has memorised most musicals and has been known to sing entire shows complete with all character voices - the office is never a dull place when he is on shift!

Fraser Welsh - Warehouse Manager

Fraser Welsh

Warehouse Manager

Having worked for many years down South running warehouses for large award winning AV and lighting hire companies, mainly in the ‘glamourous’ rock and roll concert touring sector, Fraser has come back home due to missing the comfort of Scotland’s unrelenting drizzle so much. Unlikely as it may seem Fraser is the go to guy in the office for swimming stroke analysis and tune-ups as well as ultra-marathon nutrition strategy advice.

Rhys Turner - Project Manager

Rhys Turner

Project Manager

Rhys joined the team after working as a freelance technician across Scotland. He has always had a passion for musical theatre and is delighted to be working with Blue Parrot to pursue a career in this field. After serving as our senior show technician for almost 3 years, Rhys is now part of our Project Management team. Aside from being behind a sound desk, Rhys is at his happiest camping and playing outdoor sports.