Reviews

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Todd Martin (USA)

This Wedge III is awesome! My performances have improved as a direct result of using it. I sing for 3 busy cover bands which means over 200 songs to remember. I could not do it without my Stageprompter.

I purchased my Wedge III in Feb. I’ve done over 75 shows with it. It’s been hauled around with all my other gear, without a road case no less, it’s been bumped/kicked by dancers, had shots spilled on it, and even had someone fall on it causing it to go tumbling across the dance floor! I was sure it was damaged, but I plugged it back in and went on with the show! …….it has made a huge difference in my level of confidence.

Stu Miles (UK)

Well, what can I say that hasn’t already be written about the Stagepromter? This is a fantastic piece of kit and a god send.

Gone are the days of the “in the way and unprofessional looking music stand.” Easy to use and the other guys in my band love it as they can all see it and whats up next on the set. Brilliant, and it blends in well with the front wedge monitors. It’s also great using it on an outdoor stage, and it means im not having to chase bits of paper if theres a breeze in the air! I would so recommend this to any singer/band. You need this in your life! Trust me, It’ll be the best purchase you ever make.

Cameron Brown (UK)

Happy with the product and it gets admired a lot by my muso pals! ….. it’s hidden amongst the monitors at a local charity gig last Saturday …

John Barron (USA)

Cheers Paul, great product, love mine

Kevin Davis (USA)

Paul and the guys

I am a singer and have been looking for something like this all my career. I sing for a couple bands and I no more have to cram words into my brain before a show. I am stress free thanks to my stage prompter. It arrived very quickly and without a glitch. I am so pleased with this. If you are a lead singer you need this. I can’t recommend this enough !! A perfect 10!!! Where have you been my whole life??

Cheers! Have a pint on me!!

Fulvio (CANADA)

Just wanted to follow up since my March gig .. we’ve done 5 more performances with it now and I can’t ever imagine going without it. No more stands on stage. Most of the bands on our lineups come with music stand and ipad as their “prompter” but the stand is still in the way. The stagepromter is on the ground, facing up and people never even know it’s there. Other bands see it and are in awe. So glad I found this site and more importantly, the product.

Gerard (FRANCE)

Thanks Paul, using it weekly! Love it! Nice to have a safety net!

Cheers – Gerard

Ian Butcher (UK)

I called your ‘office’ this afternoon merely to express my thanks for everything you have done regarding advice and supply of the StagePrompter.

Having got home and studied the notes provided on Monday, I have managed to download all of my catalogue successfully and have done this in one ( albeit long ) session on the PC.

Tim and I will be using this tomorrow and I am sure he will be delighted as I am with the outcome.

I would certainly hope that you can use my comments in a positive way when marketing your product as you deserve to be praised for your foresight. I can’t see how any solo singer or band can perform without one of these.

Rick Cairns (UK)

Website: http://myspace.com/freewaysoftrock

Outstanding piece of kit, well worth the investment. Used it now in our last 3 gigs and as we use it only for prompting, it has proved invaluable to us. Not one lyric has been missed, even by our elder statesman who usually gets one or two lines mixed up (bless him)! We also use it for key changes and for set lists and reminders of who to thank at the end of the gig.

When I have had to speak to someone at Staffords, Paul Stafford himself has been extremely helpful with emails and personal calls to make sure their customer service is spot on.

Would I recommend them? Absolutely, especially now that I have seen so many pro artists using these.

Bill (UK)

The guys at Stageprompter are committed to customer service. They do what they say they will do.

We’ve used the Stageprompter in several ways with the singer operating or the changes being managed from the wings.

When we asked Paul if he could develop a mod to operate the unit from the back of the hall they did! That’s a great response from any Company!’

Bill

Nige Roberts (UK)

Website: http://www.marseilleonline.co.uk

I currently sing in THREE different bands and whilst I generally have not had many issues in the past with learning lyrics the latest project I committed to has a timescale that could well have proven to be a problem to me so I was on the lookout for a teleprompting system and Stageprompter has been the answer to my prayers.

I first used the unit out on New Years eve with just a couple of new songs i was unsure about and no one except my follow band members had a clue, usually I would have had a couple of sheets of paper but the words are so small its hardly worth the effort and if i do need to refer to them its just so obvious! Our bassist is as blind as a bat and he even commented that even he could read the lyrics and then said “how professional are we?”

Stageprompter has enebled my next project to hit the ground running far quicker than it would have done without it!

Gary McFarlane (UK)

The Stageprompter was a huge success on Saturday and blended in well with our monitors. The audience didn’t have a clue. It even fooled the band to start with as they thought it was a monitor.

Michael (GERMANY)

…all is good an worx precisely… the entire crew plus musicians love it!!!!

Neil Cowlan (UK)

Website: http://www.neilcowlan.com

For someone like me that plays for a lot of different artists, often at short notice, the Stage Prompter can really help settle the nerves and let you concentrate on just playing! The fact that it is really easy to use and set up means that it’s no more hassle than carrying around my amps and pedalboard and the fact that it looks like a stage monitor means it doesn’t stand out. It’s also come in handy in recording sessions where I’ve had charts and notes on it. A great idea and executed really well!”

Ali (UK)

This is a FANTASTIC product and does exactly as it says. It is very visible and great in poor lighting conditions for all members of our band to utilise.

ROCK ON !

Paul – Lead Singer (UK)

I am now using my Stageprompter at every rehearsal as well as every gig. It is giving me a massive confidence boost. I would recommend this product to anyone

Big Bad Dave (UK)

….. pretty stylish, like another monitor on stage ………..A great piece of kit for any band.

Jim (UK)

It’s a must for any musician be them Amateur/Professional. Simple to use, clear to read, no sheets of paper to worry about…….

Jon, Professional Musician, London (UK)

….it is a fantastic inovation, incredibly easy to use and very reliable. No computer literacy needed…..brilliant

Martin (UK)

I’m the drummer in a covers band, and our lead singer has started using one of these recently and he swears by it. I can usually see it from the drumstool, so it can be useful to me aswell, for a reminder of the song structure.

Mike Tipton (USA)

We gigged at the Casino last Friday night. I’ve used my prompter at every gig for the last 2 years ( I think that’s how long I’ve had it ). Never has it failed me. I started freaking out when I was getting a message across the screen. Of course as usual it was operator error. I had unplugged the power supply cable to the prompter box the last time I stowed it for transporting! IT WAS RIGHT THEN I REALIZED HOW MUCH I DEPEND ON IT NOW!!! I have 8 flash drives. Around 150-300 songs. There is no way I can keep all those different songs straight and continue expanding our genre’s and musical library without Stafford’s On Stage Prompter.

One thing I have learned is the more you use it ( your application ) the better you get with it.
Many Thanks!!

Mike

Robert (NL)

Hi Paul, We had last weekend a few gigs where i used the stage-prompter, and i have to say i feel relaxed! it works great!

Thanks a lot! regards, Robert

Ian McGrouther (UK)

I am finding Stageprompter a very useful tool…….I find the words and chords you added for me a great help. I would recommend Stageprompter to anyone wishing to improve their learning process.

Jason R (USA)

Got to say a big thanks to all the Guys at Stageprompter. This device is first class and I can not wait to gig live with it. We have been using it in rehursals now for the weekend and I can not belive how bad we must have looked with music stands at our previous gigs. rock and Roll !

Gerry (UK)

I used my Stageprompter for the first time out side the rehearsal room- it was brilliant- I absolutely love it!

John Scarlett (UK)

I looked at various systems but yours gives me complete control on stage and that is what I wanted. I have a couple of big gigs coming up and I am looking forward to working with the STAGEPROMPTER

John J (USA)

Hi guys. Wow what a great bit of kit for up on stage. It arrived real quick, 5 days from order to the USA is real good. Great packaging. Used the stageprompter on Saturday night and if was first class. Thanks.

Guenter (AUSTRIA)

The Stageprompter is fantastic, thank you sooo much.

Maurice Smith (UK)

Hi Paul and all of you guys at Stageprompter

I Received the stageprompter yesterday (Tuesday 6th Nov) and am very pleased with it, it arrived superbly packed and as a consequence in perfect condition (you can always tell when people care about what they’re doing).

If I had to sum up my dealings with you guys with one word it could only be ‘brilliant!’

A very very big thankyou to you all at Stageprompter

Phillip Butterworth (NORWAY)

Website: http://thunderpantz.com

This is my best piece of equipment for performing live. Easy for a quick prompt on the words and good for the others in the band, for chords, changes etc.

Having spoken to Paul i can say he is a great guy and so helpful, thanks Paul.

I would recommend the Stageprompter to any performer.

Phil

Mike Peters (UK)

Website: http://thealarm.com

The stage prompter is as important to the creative performing artist as a microphone is to a singer or a guitar for a guitarist.

Since taking possession of one of these remarkable instruments it has opened up a world of possibilities.

It has enabled me and my bands (The Alarm / Big Country), to play new material on stage earlier than would normally be expected as we have been able to work in an arrangement or lyric sheet into the subtle screen of the stage prompter (even right up to the last minute before stage time), enabling each member to take a reference point / reminder when needed.

The stage prompter has afforded me greater freedom to invite guest musicians up on to the stage to join in and sing / play songs that they are not so familiar with, but can still perform with confidence as a lyric or chord chart is just a glance away.

As a long established group with a history, we can call up older material (that may get requested from time to time) that just needs a subtle reminder to be able to played by the band, and (as long as you are organised with your memory sticks…), Boom’ there it is…. let’s play!

The stage prompter has set our music free. All bands should have one!!!

Mike Peters

Mark (UK)

I ‘giged’ the stagepropmpter for the first time last Saturday and all I can say is it’s absolutely brilliant. I actually found it very easy to create the images and load it up (even with my technophobia!) and of course using it live is a breeze. I hadn’t appreciated what a boost it would give me on stage, it really is a stroke of genius. Everybody was impressed with it, the vocalist in the support band hasn’t stopped talking about it yet!

David Young (UK)

Website: http://www.thevicswindon.com

The Stageprompter was an awsome piece of Kit used it for the first time with my Black Sabbath band Supernaut.Am now making it available to all bands that play at our venue The Vic Swindon.

Graham Buxton (UK)

There must be many performers like myself who sometimes struggle to remember lyrics on stage and who therefore rely on scraps of paper on a music stand or similar .

There are many problems associated with this , firstly it looks unprofessional as it’s very obvious to the audience that your reading your lyrics , also you have to keep turning pages between or during songs , this is a disruption the flow of the set , I also find that in some venues the dim lighting makes it difficult to read the lyrics , all of these things mean that my { and i would imagine most performers } confidence on stage is diluted and so the performance is not as good as it could be .

Step forward the Stafford stage prompter , this is the perfect solution to all the above problems .

The unit is very well built and from an audience point of view looks like a normal stage wedge monitor ,

the illuminated display is very clear and because it runs from a simple usb key there’s no computer on board….. also turning the pages is very easy using the supplied footswitch .

The unit is water resistant so if you do happen to spill your pint over it you shouldn’t have a problem { other than having just lost your beer }.

All in all when you consider the thousands of pounds you spend on a nicer guitar/keyboard/pa etc to improve your performance the relatively inexpensive stage prompter could be the best money you spent to enhance your gigs ,

Graham Buxton ,

Ex professional singer / guitarist / songwriter,

Currently with the Lonely and the Strawheads ,

And Assistant Manager of Digital Village , Cambridge

Helen – Keyboards/Vocals (UK)

This is a great product, much more professional looking than what we used before. The display is visible no matter what the lighting people are doing, but the whole thing is discreet and a real boost ….. One less thing for the lead singer to worry about…