Spree Festival Panel Event - hosted by Reid Kerr College, Sat 27th Oct
If you’re just starting out in music and looking for advice, Reid Kerr College New Street Campus is hosting a panel event, made up of music professionals, for you.
Before the panel (1.30 pm) there will be a short performance by graduates of Reid Kerr College Music Section.
This is a FREE event.
The Panel (3.15pm)
Francis Macdonald is the drummer in Teenage Fanclub and also has a well established solo career. In addition to running his own record label he manages Camera Obscura, The Vaselines and Julie Fowlis (Brave) among others.
Sheena Macdonald is the Scottish Regional Organiser for the Musicians Union (MU) which has over 30,000 members in the UK, working in all sectors of the music business. The MU negotiates with all the major industry employers and provides a range of services tailored to support self-employed musicians. These range from insurance and legal services, copyright protection to contract advice, recovery of unpaid fees to career and business support. The MU promotes and protects the rights and interests of its members through campaigning and influencing within the music industry and beyond.
Jamie Gilmour is a Special Projects Manager at the Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow. He managers a national project called 'Hit The Road' that takes 14-19 year old acts on their first tours around Scotland. This project also offers young people training opportunities and a network of experienced crew to better inform them on various aspects of the music industry. Jamie Gilmour also works as an Artist Manager for the acts Over The Wall, Gavin Prentice and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Grant MacCall is a Reid Kerr Music student that went on to get his degree before being given a job as Music Lecturer. His band Carnivores are gaining popularity and have played T in the Park and live on the BBC Ally McCrae show. He’ll be coming to you fresh from playing bass at the Barrowlands the night before, where his band are supporting Twin Atlantic at their sold out show.
Pre-panel event (1.30pm)
The Seventeenth Century – formed on the Reid Kerr College course, have just completed their first album. Since leaving they’ve played T in the Park, Wickerman, toured in mainland Europe and performed live on BBC Radio.
Fraser MacPherson – graduate of HND Music at Reid Kerr, he plays solo acoustic guitar, fingerstyle, after Bert Jansch and Davey Graham.
Left Of Venus – Thomas Campbell, HND Music Graduate, plays effect-heavy electric guitar, improvising over loops he creates.
The show will be opened by current Reid Kerr College Music students.
Venue: The Theatre,
Centre for Performing Arts, 6 New Street, Paisley, PA1 1XY
FREE entry – Saturday 27th October
Live event starts 1.30pm, panel starts 3.15pm
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