Legendary Glasgow label marking Thirtieth anniversary with new musical showcase

A student-run document label described as essentially the most profitable of its variety on this planet is marking its Thirtieth anniversary with a showcase of recent musical expertise.

Over the previous three many years, Glasgow Kelvin College’s in-house recording label Electric Honey has helped launch the careers of a string of established acts, together with Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro, and Belle & Sebastian.

Final 12 months the label turned 30 and, to have a good time the milestone, a particular live performance is to be held on June 1 at Stereo in Renfield Lane.

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The present will shine a lightweight on native expertise sourced by college students on Glasgow Kelvin School’s award-winning HND Music Enterprise course.

Legendary Bluebells singer Ken McCluskey, a Music Enterprise lecturer at Glasgow Kelvin School, mentioned: “We’ve had world-class acts like Belle & Sebastian, Biffy Clyro, and Snow Patrol come by means of our doorways – who is aware of if the following Biffy could possibly be on that subsequent stage?

Bluebells singer Ken McCluskey is now a lecturer at the college.
Bluebells singer Ken McCluskey is now a lecturer on the faculty. Image: Contributed.

“Individuals complain that music is inferior to it was within the 60s or 70s and there may be an excessive amount of music being made, however the scene is best than it’s ever been. There’s simply extra of it and the good factor is anybody could make it with the assistance of recent expertise and inexpensive devices.

“You simply have to swim by means of the content material to seek out materials that you just like – except you come to the Electrical Honey Showcase, in fact!”

Attendees can count on performances from Scunnurt, Land of Rubbermen, Wine Mothers, and present Music Efficiency pupil at Glasgow Kelvin School, Sophie Gibson.

Belle & Sebastian in class at Stow College. Picture: Contributed.
Belle & Sebastian at school at Stow School. Image: Contributed.

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Gibson, a Troon-based singer, has constructed a formidable TikTok following of greater than 360,000 by sharing clips of her busking performances. Her debut single, ‘For Good’, will likely be launched by Electrical Honey on Could 19 forward of the Thirtieth-anniversary efficiency.

Described as ‘essentially the most profitable student-run label on this planet’, Electrical Honey was initially arrange in 1992 by college students at Glasgow Kelvin School (then Stow School) and has been a stepping-stone for a spread of chart-topping bands.

McCluskey added: “We use Electrical Honey as a car to show individuals in regards to the music trade in an interesting means. The scholars find out about all the things, from copyright to contracts, advertising and marketing and promotion and A&R by discovering their very own act to signal to the label. Our course then votes on which band we signal and we arrange Interviews with the preferred selections.

“We aren’t Common or Sony, we’ve received a small finances for what we do – however we’re excellent at utilizing it. Simply have a look at the monitor document.”

Tickets can be found on the door for £5, and attendees should be over 14 to realize entry.


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