SAE Glasgow curates Live Lounge showcasing Scottish musical talent

03 Feb 2020

SAE Glasgow hosted its first Live Lounge of 2020 on 24 January, with three talented artists performing tracks in front of an audience. 

The artists who performed were Funk-Neo Soul act DOPESICKFLY, and singer-songwriters Rachelle Rhienne, and Mark McGowan. 

SAE Glasgow Music Business lecturer Tamara Schlesinger said: “SAE Glasgow has started the year with another incredible Live Lounge, highlighting some of the best up and coming musicians in and around Glasgow. All three acts were fantastic and captured the audience. There really is nothing quite like sitting in a silent room of people just enjoying the music and being totally engrossed. The live sound, filming and running of the event was all done by our audio, film and music business students.” 

   
 

"THERE REALLY IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE SITTING IN A SILENT ROOM OF PEOPLE JUST ENJOYING THE MUSIC AND BEING TOTALLY ENGROSSED."

- TAMARA SCHLESINGER, SAE GLASGOW MUSIC BUSINESS LECTURER

   

 

The SAE Live Lounge builds on the world-renowned performance format popularised by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, with Audio students recording the performances and the Film students creating a slick video to accompany the track. 

The attendees really enjoyed the live music and the chance the event afforded them to network with other creative professionals. 

Steven Cuthill said: “I really enjoyed the night. Being a media graduate studying camera practices and also going to a lot of gigs in Glasgow, I was keen to come along and observe. I thought all the acts gave uniquely great performances. Mark McGowan seems to have a very distinct sound that sets him apart from many guitarists in the Glasgow music scene. He showed real authenticity of style through his playing and emotion through his songs. Rachelle Rhienne I think was a welcome show of deep emotion in her lyrics and a rare level of vocal talent. I had seen DopeSickFly perform before and was familiar with the good vibes their music has. I listen to their stuff on a regular basis and it won't be the last time I come out to see them play. I hope to be able to come along to another event like this run by yourselves soon.” 

As well as the talent of the three acts, attendees were keen to observe the amazing facilities and equipment on offer at SAE. 

Fraser Brand said: “The performances were all great, very well put together and professional. The studio had a range of fantastic equipment and backline which will stand new students in good stead and give them access to professional equipment that would otherwise be out of reach. I would say for future live lounge events try a theatre in the round set up in which the audience is around the performers, this would make for a really relaxed and intimate vibe especially for bands. Well done to all involved.” 

Julie Boweh said: “I really enjoyed it - Rachelle was fantastic, a real star I thought!” 

Keep your eyes on our social feeds for the finished videos.

Find out more about the Live Lounge format here.

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