Yusuf Cat Stevens
We had an e mail from Yusuf’s Cat Stevens asking if we were interested in working with him. Yusuf had seen our work for other world arena shows in the past and was keen to get our design and build team working for him. The set was to be a derelict 1870s style wild west American railroad station where Yusuf’s band could perform from. This was a joy to design and build as Yusuf was very hands on in his ideas and artistic input. Using some of Yusuf’s own graphic designs within the set helped give this a more personal touch. We made an exact copy of the bench seat that featured on one of his albums to go on set. Yusuf was so pleased with the craftsmanship; it now lives at his home in Dubai. The set had to breakdown into modular units 8ft x 4 ft to travel in over 30 aircraft dollies. Every prop and scenery section had to be no larger than 8ft x 4 ft.