WE CREATE CUTTING-EDGE WEBSITES
Our websites are clean, easy to use and functional. Your fans will keep coming back for more. Sporting state of the art responsive designs, beautiful typography and robust search engine optimisation, Crystal Spotlight produces websites to the highest standard.
PorcupineTree.com website designed for Grammy© nominated band Porcupine Tree
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Responsive websitesAll our sites dynamically adapt to make them slick to use on all device types. Smartphone, tablet and desktop users all enjoy the same engaging experience without compromise.
Clean, modern codeAll of our websites are built on the very latest in web technology. As well as being secure, fast to load and easy to use, your new site will look great, too.
Top class hostingWe offer powerful hosting. Our servers are dedicated to us and are located in robust data centres, providing you with reliable websites that not only look great but load quickly too.
A creative passion for musicOur love for music shines through in our websites. We know exactly how to supercharge your web presence and give your audience the most engaging, best possible experience online.
The user comes firstWe take pride in putting user experience and ease of use over unnecessary complexity. All of our sites are built using best in class UI/UX techniques and we strive to create a native "app like" experience.
Great valueWe offer a variety of website packages based upon your requirements. We are focused on value for money and service and we aim to exceed your expectations and outperform our competition.
FEATURED WEB CLIENTS
Porcupine Tree are Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison. They are a hugely influential, relentlessly creative British rock band.
Porcupine Tree have constantly evolved as their expansive music has shifted from pastoral psychedelic rock and ambient electronic soundscapes to experimental pop and eventually - with “21st century masterpiece” In Absentia (Classic Rock) - a propulsive metal sound all of their own. Their latter records effortlessly combined each of those genres and allowed Porcupine Tree to occupy a musical universe unique to them.
In 2021, the band announced a reunion after over 12 years of being inactive. Crystal Spotlight were commissioned by the band to produce a video for the comeback single 'Harridan' which was released in November 2021. The band's eleventh studio album 'Closure / Continuation' will be released in June 2022.
Crystal Spotlight manage Porcupine Tree's online channels to generate engaging, quality content for their dedicated fanbase.
Steven Wilson is a Grammy nominated English musician and producer. Currently a solo artist, he is best known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, but is also a member of several other bands and has worked with artists such as Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, XTC, Yes, and Anathema.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Wilson has made music prolifically and earned widespread critical acclaim. Nevertheless, his work has largely stayed away from mainstream music, being described by publications such as The Daily Telegraph as "the most successful British artist you've never heard of".
Since 2012, Crystal Spotlight has worked closely with Steven Wilson to deliver engaging quality content through his website and social media channels. We have assisted in promotional campaigns for four studio albums to date with SW – 2013’s ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing’, 2015’s ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’, 2017’s ‘To The Bone’ and 2021's 'THE FUTURE BITES'.
Dream Theater is a multi grammy award nominated American progressive rock band formed in 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. As of 2017, Dream Theater have sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Dream Theater approached Crystal Spotlight in the summer of 2017 to overhaul the band’s online presence. In September 2017, we launched a modern, responsive, content packed website for the band that brings together their wealth of material to create a deep, immersive experience for the new or experienced fan.
In 2019, we managed the online promotion for their 14th studio album 'Distance Over Time' and in 2021 we worked with the band once more on the campaign for their 15th studio album 'A View From The Top Of The World'. Both album campaigns were very successful, with the band scoring high chart positions all over the world, including a no.1 album in Germany for 'Distance Over Time'.
Crystal Spotlight also manage Dream Theater’s online channels to generate engaging, quality content for their dedicated fanbase.
SMART USER EXPERIENCE & DESIGN
RAPID, RELIABLE WEB HOSTING
Our servers are dedicated to us and are located in London's Canary Wharf at robust data centres, providing you with reliable websites that not only look great but load quickly too.
We manage our hosting services through a London data centre located in Canary Wharf. The data centre is equipped with optical, ionisation and heat detection sensors, along with fire detection. Staff are also on-site around the clock, ensuring your website's security at all times.
CCTV monitoring is in action at the data centre at all times and in all areas, complete with motion detectors to highlight any adverse activity. The site is inconspicuous, and operates a dual-factor entry system and stringent attendance logging. The site perimeter is alarmed, and equipped with beam detectors.
The protection and maintenance of your website is integral to our operations; redundancy is built into our hosting infrastructure as standard. The system is designed and built from the ground up to ensure your website is live and in-tact. The data centre's surplus generators can power the site for days in the event of a long-term power disruption.
BUILT FOR SPEED
The data centre's network infrastructure is built on 100% premium Cisco hardware, with 200Gbps of connectivity and multiple industry leading transit providers with multiple fibre endpoints. All server machines are connected to dedicated ports on fully redundant switches, ensuring downtime is no issue.