Case Studies

Over the years we have worked with a large range of different clients all of which had their own specific equipment and design requirements. These have included large- scale voice evacuation and public address systems for clients such as the Royal Mail and Vygon Pharmaceutical, Music Systems for Retail such as Super dry and numerous Boutique Hotels.  We have supplied and serviced systems to major government departments. We have also worked with numerous Universities, Colleges, Secondary & Primary schools supplying and installing high quality theatre sound, PA, Drama, Curtains and lighting systems.

Here are just some of the clients we have supplied and Installed equipment to.

Schools & Colleges

  • Eton College
  • Cheltenham College
  • Bromsgrove School
  • Pates Grammar School- Cheltenham
  • Tudor Grange Academy – Worcester
  • Stroud College
  • Tudor Grange Academy Solihull
  • Gloucester Academy
  • Crypt School – Gloucester
  • Tewkesbury School
  • Maidenhill School
  • Bettridge School – Cheltenham
  • St Thomas More Primary School Cheltenham
  • Eastington Primary School
  • Minchinhampton Primary School
  • Oakwood School – Cheltenham
  • St James Primary School – Cheltenham
  • Bussage Primary School
  • Gastrells Primary School
  • Ipswich School
  • Plymouth University
  • Bishops Cleeve School


  • Royal Mail, Stroud & Quedgely
  • Gloucester Fire Station
  • Vygon Pharmaceutical
  • Mercure Bowden Hall
  • The Fish Hotel – Farncombe Estate
  • The Dormy Hotel – Farncombe Estate


  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • The Tipputts Inn
  • Ministry of Defence
  • The Foreign Office
  • Gloucestershire Road Safety
  • Stoke Orchard Community Centre
  • Lounge 72 Club – Cheltenham
  • Bentleys Bar – Cheltenham
  • Sheepscombe Village Hall
  • Frocester Cricket Club
  • Superdry

Plymouth University

Plymouth University Line Array Sound System
Plymouth University -New Martin Audio Line Array River Audio are delighted to have worked with the Audio Visual technicians at Plymouth University who first came to us for live sound training via our sister company Base Sound.  We provide training using a variety of professional live sound systems and during the training days they were mixing on the new Martin Audio Backline range which they were really impressed with.  As part of an update at... continue reading.

The Fish Hotel - Farncombe Estate Sound System Installation

Small Brook Suite Fish Hotel
The Fish Hotel River Audio are proud to have been involved in the audio system up grade at both the FIsh Hotel and The Dormy House Hotel, both of which are part of the portfolio of boutique hotels based on the Farncombe estate near Broad way in Worcestershire.  We were first approached by the management team to update the tired and faulty in-house system throughout the bar and reception area at the Fish hotel. The old system comprised of poor... continue reading.

Cheltenham College Main Hall & Chapel Sound System Install

Cheltenham College Chapel Sound System
Cheltenham College first came to us for advice on how they could improve the sound for live performances within their main school hall. The main school hall at Cheltenham College is a classic large space with a 8m high ceiling, wood panelling on the walls and a solid wooden floor resulting in a large reverb time that makes it difficult to get a clear sound especially with singing and speech. Their existing system comprised of an old pair of full... continue reading.

Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel Glos

Bowden Hall is a 4 star hotel owned by the Mercure Group located in Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire.  The hotel is busy all year round but never more so than during the spring and summer when the main function suite is fully book for weddings and corporate events.  This main function/entertainment room was in need of updating and so we specified to install a new high quality background system suitable for music playback and speech.  We specified... continue reading.

Gloucester Academy Performing Arts Space

Gloucester Academy
This was a newly built academy in 2013 and we were asked to design and install a theatre sound and lighting system that could be used in both the lecture theatre and the drama room. For day to day use the rooms are separated by a folding wall and so both rooms have their own control points that enable the Zero 88 Lighting desk to be operated in either space.  When a performance is being staged then the lecture theatre has a control point at the top... continue reading.

PA & Voice Evacuation System at Vygon Pharmaceutical

Vygon are a large international pharmaceutical company that moved to their new offices and warehouses in Swindon.  The state of the art offices and warehouse required a comprehensive and flexible public address system that would enable easy communication from the reception to all areas of the building including the large warehouses, extensive offices and training rooms. The previous occupiers of the building had already installed a public address... continue reading.

New Sound System at Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park
The Cotswold Farm Park is a working farm that started many years ago breeding rare breed pigs and cows and over the years has opened it’s doors to the public for demonstrations and teaching and now has many different attractions and provides a fun day our for the whole family.  It is owned by Adam Henson who regularly appears on the TV program, Country File and he also writes in various magazines.  As the number of visitors to the park has increased... continue reading.

Tudor Grange Academy (Worcester)

Tudor Grange Academy
This was a newly built academy in 2012 and we were asked to design and install a flexible performance lighting system that could be used in both the lecture theatre and a drama room. Both rooms have their own control rooms and are divided by a folding wall that allows the two spaces to become one large area for school shows and presentations.  In this open space set up, the drama room becomes the stage area whilst the audience watch the show from... continue reading.

Eton College (The Farrer Theatre)

Farrer Theatre
Here the brief was to provide a high quality sound system within the schools own Farrer Theatre that could deliver a quality of sound representative of the status the school has in the UK and world as one of the finest educational establishments in the world.  The drama and performing arts facilities as you would expect are vey impressive, however the existing sound system was old and tired and in need of replacing. The theatre had an old JBL... continue reading.

Oakwood Primary School Sound & Lighting Install

Oakwood Interior
Oakwood School was newly built in 2011 and working alongside the main building contractor Kier, we were initially asked to provide an alternative design specification to one they had already received. Oakwood is a large primary school and within their main school hall they wanted like most schools to be able to use it for both drama and PE.  The original specification recommended ceiling speakers, however as the ceiling was 5m high these would... continue reading.