At Purple Elk Productions We Deliver Sound Hire Experiences You Can Rely on!

Purple Elk Productions

Our Services

We are specialists in sound system hire, live multitrack recording and audio visual, lighting and stage hire, and have been enhancing the delivery of live events, helping create memorable moments for all who attend since 2003.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry our ultra professional sound engineers always go the extra mile with meticulous preparation to ensure we deliver an a reliably and consistently outstanding service – seamless and stress-free so you can enjoy your event with great peace of mind.

Where we are

From our key locations of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham with a network of highly qualified and experienced sound professionals all across the globe we are perfectly situated to deliver exquisite sound experiences nationwide, Europe and  internationally.

ABOUT The Founder

Hello, I’m Andrew Burland, but most people know me as Elk. My journey with music has been nothing short of a love affair, bordering on obsession. It’s this deep-seated passion that led me to found and nurture Purple Elk Productions.

Armed with a first-class honours degree in music production and over 35 years of immersion in the world of music, I consider myself incredibly fortunate. My journey has taken me through various roles as a professional musician, sound engineer, and drum workshop facilitator, each contributing to my rich tapestry of experience.

I’ve traversed a diverse array of live sound settings, from the pulsating energy of live music events to the meticulous planning of exhibitions, conferences, sporting events, and broadcast platforms. My intimate understanding of live performance, from both sides of the desk, empowers me to create an atmosphere where artists can shine. My goal is simple: to ensure performers feel utterly at ease, allowing them to focus solely on their craft while I handle the technical intricacies seamlessly.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of contributing my expertise to some of the industry’s most prestigious events, including COP26, the Conservative party Conference (2023 and 2019), Festival No. 6, Blue Dot Festival, Crooked House Festival and recording sessions for the Liverpool Philharmonic. I have had the honour of working with many big names such as Pink, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Ocean Colour Scene, Gary “Mani” Mounfield (Stone Roses), Goldie, Kae Tempest, Judge Jules, DJ Luck and MC Neat, Artful Dodger, Oxide & Neutrino, Gok Wan, The Hairy Bikers, Ministry Classical, Boyzlife, DJ Shadow and The Zutons. These experiences have shaped me and reinforced my commitment to excellence.

For me, there’s no greater satisfaction than knowing I’ve played a pivotal role in ensuring every performer’s needs are met and that audiences are treated to an unforgettable, seamless experience. It’s an honour to be an integral part of my clients’ events, and I approach each opportunity with unwavering pride and dedication.’

Elk Sound Engineer
Elk Burland - Founder

"For excellent production values and smooth running events, use Purple Elk Productions"

Get In Touch

Please fill in our contact form with as much detail as you can so we can be really clear how we can best help you or alternatively feel free to give us a call for a no obligation friendly chat to discuss your requirements.

Tel: 07591 452444

Hours: Open 24 hours

Purple Elk Productions Reviews

Don’t take our word for it… See what our clients have to say about Purple Elk Productions!

Oshy Grosskopf Band

Serge Fagelman

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Jamie Goddard

Frontman & Lead Singer - The Zoots

“I’ve used Elk for festivals, shows and a private event and I thoroughly recommend! Always helpful, always cheerful and always takes the stress away from the situation which is good for people like me!”

Hannah & Benjamin

Wedding in Chateau Grimaldi, France

“Showcase of our one of our most fun international wedding sound system and lighting hire jobs for the wonderful Hannah & Benjamin!”

Daniel Blackburn


“Elk is a brilliant sound engineer, I worked alongside him as a stage rep for YANA festival and the sound was on point throughout the entire festival. Very easy to communicate with and clearly loves what he does with a passion!.”

Nathan Barrett

Musician and Band leader

“Efficient, proficient, and one of the nicest guys you’ll meet. He’s done sound for my band, and we’ve hired out his equipment for recording before. If you want someone focused yet easy to work with who’ll leave you with a smile on your face = Elk”

Becca Vafeas

Events Coordinator

We’re over the moon with the support Elk gave us for Oxjam Manchester. The set up looked and sounded brilliant and the feedback from the bands has been super positive. It made the day incredibly stress free knowing we had tech covered!

Chris Skrzynski

Owner Power Plant Nutrition

“Good communication… very easy to work with. And sound system was great. Elk even went to extra trouble to source the kit he didn’t supply, but that we needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services!”

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