SAE Glasgow is looking forward to hosting an exclusive Live Lounge session on 15 February. Three acts will each perform a trio of their best tracks in front of an audience.
Based on the live-recording model that was popularised by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, Live Lounges at SAE Glasgow are a great way for artists from the area to show off their sound to our students, staff and their guests.
The event will serve as a launch party for the latest Live Lounge series, in which local artists will be invited to the SAE Glasgow campus to record a session. Emerging artists will get some great footage which they can share on their social channels and raise their public profile, whilst our students will get some high quality video content that they use for one of their course modules.
The acts that will be performing at the launch are Flew The Arrow, SUPA & Da Kryptonites and Megan Black.
Flew The Arrow is Lee McGilvray, a fast-rising contemporary folk artist from the small town of Ayr on the West Coast of Scotland. He melds fleeting finger-style melodies with percussive beats through an array of pleasant open tunings, that are accompanied by his poetic lyrics and powerful voice.
9 piece Funk, Ska, Reggae, Soul, Hip-Hop, Swing and Grime Band, SUPA & Da Kryptonites were Winners of The Best Unsigned Band Comp 2015 by The Sunday in Association with XFM & the Wickerman Festival, and were also selected as STV's Ones To Watch For 2016.
Megan Black is a young musician, vocalist, songwriter and recording artist from Livingston, Scotland. Gathering an array of inspiring sounds from Ella Fitzgerald to Stevie Nicks, Megan’s influences have helped her pen some originals of her own and is conjuring a sound for timeless music that keeps the generations to come ever connected to what galvanised them. Lining up, alongside instrumental three-piece band Leonard the Rabbit, at defining venues such as King Tut’s, La Belle Angele and The Hug and Pint, Megan has made a considerable impression at venues across the country.
"THIS FREE EVENT SHOWCASES THE ARTISTS' NEW SONGS AND WILL ALLOW PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS TO COME AND MEET US AND HAVE A CHAT ABOUT BEING PART OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS."
- TAMARA SCHLESINGER, MUSIC BUSINESS LECTURER
We’re hoping that this stellar lineup will showcase not only amazing Scottish talent, but the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at SAE Glasgow.
Tamara Schlesinger, Music Business Lecturer at SAE Glasgow, said:
“We have had an incredible response to the Live Lounge and we are so excited about the amazing music coming out of Glasgow at the moment. We have selected our first three acts to play at the launch party. Each artist will play 3 songs in front of a live audience. The tracks will be filmed in our Annexe. This free event will showcases the artists' new songs and will allow prospective applicants to come and meet us and have a chat about being a part of our upcoming events.”
If you are interested in attending the event, you can register here.
You can view previous Live Lounges filmed at SAE campuses in Glasgow, Oxford, London and Liverpool here.
If you are a musician who would like to sign up to record a Live Lounge session, fill in our online form.