Born To Be Wide, the Edinburgh based music seminar and musicians social gathering group, has announced the return of its annual ‘Edinburgh Night’, providing a musical snapshot of Scottish acts performing during the Edinburgh Fringe.
Taking place at the Electric Circus on Sunday 4 August, it will feature ten-minute live shows every half hour, interspersed with DJs from the local music scene playing their favourite four tracks by Edinburgh artists. Renowned dubstep composer Teklo, and Celtic gypsy punks Alba Roma have just been announced to complete the line up for the evening.
Admission is free for anyone sharing the Facebook event and posting the name of their favourite four tracks on the Facebook event wall here: https://www.facebook.com/events/489642524462317/, before Saturday 3 August. Alternatively, tickets are £3.00 here: http://borntobewide.co.uk/events/2013/7/22/edinburgh-night-4-august
The event provides a musical snapshot of Scottish acts performing during the Fringe, with each playing ten minute live set. The diverse bill includes Admiral Fallow, A.J Roach, Alba Roma, Donald Macdonald & The Islands, Gastric Band, Grand Laddie [featuring Bart from EagleOwl with friends], Nasty P, Teklo, The Jellyman’s Daughter and Randolph’s Leap.
These mini-gigs are interspersed with DJs from the local scene playing their favourite four tracks by Edinburgh artists. The Pop Cop’s Sarah McMullan is set to join a line-up which already includes Barrie Henderson who books acts at Henderson’s restaurant, Edinburgh International Book Festival programmer, Roland Gulliver, who has overseen the increase in music content at the event, and George Robertson from Edinburgh’s leading vinyl record emporium, Vox Box. They are joined by Lloyd Meredith [Olive Grove Records], Nicola Meighan [The List/The Herald], Caroline Parkinson [Creative Scotland] and Alan Morrison [Sunday Herald].
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 and last year was incorporated as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Born To Be Wide’s organisers also host the annual Wide Days music industry convention and the Edinburgh Night.
GIGnotes: Sunday 4 August @ The Electric Circus, Edinburgh. 8pm-2am. £3 (or free!)