About us

What we do...
LiveSupport - PA, Lighting, Sound, Rave hire Exeter & SouthamptonAt LiveSupport™, we work at the heart of numerous events each year, providing an array of quality services at competitive prices. We pride ourselves on our professional, yet personal service - going further than our competitors to offer free advice and assist you wherever possible. Our technical crew are all trained across many fields, from lighting & sound management through to product design and even electrical repairs. Amongst other services, we offer Equipment Dry & Wet Hire, Sound & Lighting Technicians Event Packages. We are always building on our collection of equipment, so if you need something that's not listed, send us a message! Chances are we've either got it on order, or can source what you're looking for at an excellent price.

Our story...

LiveSupport™ was founded in 2016, under the name "Izaac James Entertainment", but our story starts long before that. The name was inspired by our two co-founders - Izaac Channing & James Pike - two old childhood friends with a passion for all things bright and loud.

Izaac had grown up in the world of DJs and the Mobile Disco, inspired by his Dad who retired when Izaac was young. He quickly discovered his love for music and began researching and building up his own show, launching Izaac James Disco™ in 2010. (Hint: James is also Izaac's middle name) Since then, IJD has grown continuously, becoming one of the most technical (and popular!) Mobile Disco services in Exeter and Devon. This experience allowed Izaac to learn a huge amount about sound setup, intelligent lighting & equipment design, while developing his DJ and customer relations skills.

James started as a roadie for Izaac, and found a passion for the more technical aspects of event systems. He applied to volunteer at the local theatre, and soon realised that his true home was behind the scenes, managing lighting and sound. James progressed through the levels, working at many theatres in the South-West and soon becoming a favourite with both the technical crew and cast. Alongside this, he was taking a variety of entertainment-related courses at college, gaining a multitude of skills relevant to the entertainment industry.

In 2016 the pair launched their joint venture - a company offering equipment hire and events services. Since the beginnning we've been driven by our passion for what we do, and to this day a large amount of our income is invested into the business, allowing us to provide an even higher quality service. Experience in a variety of events, from live music gigs in bars, to festivals by the seaside, has given us the expertise to assist you in almost any entertainment situation.

In 2017 James was offered the only apprenticeship at The Royal Opera House in London, and naturally couldn't resist. With a heavy heart we had to say goodbye to 'Pike', but he still remains an honourary member of our LiveSupport™ family.

Today, LiveSupport™ is managed by Izaac, but it's fair to say he spends most of his time getting his hands dirty and working with our much-loved technical crew, consisting of a number of talented roadies and technicians. With an impressive store of professional quality equipment and a wealth of experience, let us be the first choice to support your event!

You can find out more about Izaac James Disco and other projects at www.izaacjamesdisco.co.uk