Born To Be Wide is to host a talk show at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on December 6, with three generations of Scottish music industry figures taking part and several musical interludes. The evening will raise funds for the artist showcases at next year’s Wide Days convention, and details of the event will be revealed.
Talk show interview guests include veteran manager and resident heckler, Bruce Findlay, and BBC Introducing presenter and Detour co-founder, Ally McCrae. An additional speaker is expected to be confirmed next week.
“This is a great opportunity to get different perspectives on the music business, hear some of the great acts who have previously played at our events and help make the next Wide Days even better,” says Born To Be Wide director, Olaf Furniss, who will be presenting the evening.
Launched in 2010, Wide Days is central Scotland’s only music business conference, and in addition to attracting leading industry speakers, the event provides a showcase platform to emerging artists. Acts who have played at previous events include PAWS, Rachel Sermanni, FOUND, Meursault, Stanley Odd, Honeyblood and Withered Hand.
The event is organised by Born To Be Wide, a not-for-profit organisation which was recently granted Community Interest Company status.
Venue: The Electric Circus, Edinburgh. EH1 1DF https://www.facebook.com/electriccircusedinburgh
Thursday 6 December 2012
Doors open 1900,
Talk Show 1930-2130, DJ sets
£6 / £4.50 (Musicians’ Union)
Tickets can be purchased from: www.btbwtalkshow.eventbrite.com
ABOUT BORN TO BE WIDE
Born To Be Wide was launched in February 2004 to provide a meeting place for those involved or interested in the Scottish music scene. A diverse range of musicians, journalists, promoters, label owners and friends of music, invited to play their all-time favourite records unless they were by Morrissey or Joy Division.
Since April 2008 the night has hosted seminars covering subjects such as How To Get A Gig, Unveiling The Mind Of A Music Journalist, A&R, Music PR, How To Get On The Radio, Music Management, Booking Agents, a Norwegian night and a German special which included a seminar, a live show by Berlin band Jeans Team and a DJ set by the Consul General.
Born To Be Wide also hosts the Wide Days conference and showcase event which takes place in Edinburgh in April, and has hosted events in partnership with the Scottish Parliament, Heart of Midlothian FC and creative industries conference, goNORTH. In November 2012 the organisation was granted Community Interest Company status, providing official recognition for its not-for-profit ethos.
Born To Be Wide enjoys the support of the Musicians’ Union: http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/