Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Thursday, 21 August 2014
We have sound engineers coming all the way from Nottingham in a minute to see if they can sort out the pounding bass-line coming from the flat roof of the new restaurant, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.
I went down late one Saturday night to complain about it, but when I got inside the bar, the music levels were quite acceptable - prognosis: the problem was the flat roof acting as a drum-skin.
I have been telling them this for quite a while now, but they have come up with all sorts of other reasons, such as the volume of customers soaking up the sound, etc., and up until today have declined any invitations to come up and listen for themselves.
When the manager called me yesterday to arrange for the engineers to get access, we talked about the situation a little more and he responded to my saying that the problem was worse at weekends by telling me that they had a different music 'profile' on Fridays and Saturdays, and it was more a case of the type of party music played, rather than the volume it was played at. I expressed my disbelief that it could be so complicated, and returned to the drum-skin theory.
Eventually, he admitted that they had installed a Super-Woofer bass speaker right onto the ceiling below the flat roof.
The engineer told me yesterday - from Nottingham - that they had told them not to do that, but they insisted. He is re-positioning it now as I speak, and will be up here in an hour or so to test out the theory in practice...