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"Quantum was the supplier for all the special effects at the 2014 EMAs in Glasgow, UK. Shaun Barnett and his team’s experience, professionalism and knowledge of indoor special effects were a big contributing factor to the spectacular 20th anniversary show which broadcast live globally."

Debbie Phillips - Producer, MTV EMAs

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"The team at Quantum were instrumental in the delivery of this unique activation and added real value to a world class event. From the development of the creative route, through the design and engineering process, and ultimately on-site, the team were professional and great to work with. They truly embodied the spirit and ethos of Firsts and made it possible for Bompas & Parr to realise their dream of the world’s first multi-sensory fireworks display."

Mark Bustard - Project Director, Experience Team, Wasserman

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"Over the past five years I have worked & collaborated with Shaun Barnett in the design & instillation of pyrotechnics and special effects for the following productions; Mika tours & the Stade de France show, Take That “The Circus Live” & “Progress” tours, Muse “Resistance” tour, Batman Live World Arena tour and most recently the Adele Live 2016 World Tour. Shaun and his team at Quantum Special Effects expertise in pyrotechnics and special effects and their experience in the entertainment industry allows them to successfully integrate stunning special effects into the productions they supply. They have an exceptional ability to work with other departments in a friendly and professional manner. Their experience in working in and around large arena and stadiums is second to none."

Es Devlin - Stage & Costume Designer, Creative Director

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"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Quantum on this year’s EMAs. This show is always great fun but never easy as it is always so last minute. Thank you for reacting so quickly to all of our changes and also for your patience.” “Dealing with Quantum is a creative experience in delivery and advance. Their ability to juggle and change ideas at the last minute for the better of the show enables them to produce excellent results in difficult timescales."

Jo Mackay & Sarah Currie - Band Producers, MTV EMA 2014

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"Throughout the past few years I have contracted Quantum Special Effects Ltd to supply pyrotechnics, flame FX and other SFX for events including Help For Heroes Concert at Twickenham Stadium, War Of The Worlds Arena Tour and Sainbury's Super Saturday. Quantum consistently supplies reliable and safe SFX on time and on budget and installs it using professional and approachable crew. Shaun Barnett's designs are always creative and backed up with excellent H&S documentation. I have no hesitation in recommending Quantum Special Effects to my associates within the entertainment industry."

Steve Nolan - Chromatic Productions

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  • "The beautiful fragility of Orlando Weeks’ voice was the one constant in a set that gently simmered, before boiling over in a shower of confetti, as an epileptic light display greeted the exhilarating final bars of Something Like Happiness." - Maccabees

  • "The visuals match the musical bombast: the screen at the back of the stage shows vast hands with strings attached to them, as if the band playing in front of them are puppets being manipulated; inflatable balls, streamers and confetti rain down on the audience, fireworks shoot into the sky." - Muse

    The Guardian
  • "Quantum SFX a multi-award winning team dedicated to building bespoke special effects solutions for the events industry. Here they talk about current trends, enhancing the audience experience, and the work that really gets them excited."

    Editorial Feature in Event Industry News
  • "Final song 'Two Steps Twice' had everything you could possibly want - guests (Guy from Disclosure joined Jack Bevan on drums), a massive drop and an industrial load of confetti and streamers turning the space in front of the Main Stage into a blur of colour." - Foals

  • "And it wasn't just about the music either: they treated fans to firework, fancy strobe lights, ribbons, and confetti cannons that could put any gay pride parade to shame." - Biffy Clyro

    Click Music
  • "And just when you thought things couldn't get more spine tingly, she actually makes the proverbial heavens open. Water pours all around her for Set Fire To The Rain; fortunately, she leaves the pyrotechnics part of the title alone." - Adele

    Manchester Evening News
  • "Special effects have been used for sound in live events for as long as they’ve existed. Think of the early days and the puff of smoke as a genie appeared out of a lamp at the local pantomime or the much “too loud” concussions at Kiss or Motorhead concerts in the 80s. From that grass roots level to the time at Bestival when we fired off 42 concussions in two seconds, it’s such an important element."

    Editorial Feature in Access All Areas
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