The Week Ahead
Wednesday the 6th of November will see the finals of the Radio Clyde's Cash for Kids Jim Diamond Award. The fund which was launched in 2016 in memory of Scottish musician Jim Diamond. It is underwritten by the Hunter Foundation and administered by Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids. The fund aims to support young musicians who are trying to make their mark on the music industry with two awards of £2500 which they can use for studio time, touring and equipment. Last year's winner Beth Swan used the money to invest in a MacBook and a piano to record her music. This years finals will be held on Wednesday the 6th November at Drygate Brewery with finalists Sasha Kaloheris, Robin Ashcroft, Sara 'N' Junbug, DLÙ, Robyn Ward, Toni Woods and Callum McConville hoping to get their hands on one of the 2 awards. We are very pleased to be supplying backline for the show and are proud to support the charity and this year's young performers.
The final of the Jim Diamond award takes place at Drygate on Wednesday.
Our next hire takes us from Scotland’s emerging talent to stalwarts of Scottish music. Wet Wet Wet are embarking on a tour that includes 6 shows in Scotland. Formed in 1982 the band have had huge hits around the world and continue to put on incredible live shows. After the 2017 departure of Marti Pellow the tour sees them joined by their new singer Kevin Simm, who is best known for his time in noughties pop sensation Liberty X and as winner of the 2016 series of The Voice. The band have come to us to hire out Percussion for the Scottish leg of their tour. We have a large selection of Percussion here at ESP from the orchestral Musser M55 Vibraphone and 36” Bass Drum to the smaller Congas and Cajons. We also put together a selection of smaller and versatile percussion in our Percussion Box which contents can vary depending on your requirements.
Tickets and info about Wet Wet Wet's tour can be found here.
After the success of Terminal-V in Edinburgh last weekend, one of the biggest hires of our DJ Equipment to date, this Saturday sees our DJ Equipment going out to one of Glasgow’s coolest venues SWG3. The multi-disciplinary arts space is host to diverse events ranging from niche product launches to global brand activation, corporate dinners, fashion shows and Food & Drink events and of course to some of the best gigs. The venue is able to host such diverse events because of the variety of spaces within the massive complex. From the smaller capacity Poetry club to the larger rooms of the Warehouse, TV Studio and Galvanisers. Recent years has seen the venue expand to include The Galvanisers Yard, an outside area which has hosted The XX, LCD Soundsystem and Foals.
Inner City at STREETrave
We are supplying equipment for 2 events at SWG3 this Saturday. Our Moog Subsequent 37 will be going out for the 2nd time for STREETrave’s 30th Birthday at the Warehouse. The party features a live performance from InnerCty. Formed in 1987 by record producer, composer and international DJ Kevin Saunderson (who with fellow Detroiters Juan Atkins and Derrick May, are renowned as the “The Belleville Three”, the originators of Techno) and vocalist Paris Grey, Inner City are best known for their early crossover hits “Big Fun” and “Good Life”. STREETrave residents Jon Mancini, Iain ‘Boney’ Clark and Michael Kilkie will also be performing. On the same night in the TV Studio Folamour returns. Our boutique Rane MP2015 and M-Audio Axiom 49 will be there alongside all the clubbers for a night of disco. You can get tickets for both the events here.
Poster for SWG3 Presents: Filamour
If you are heading to any of the shows we hope you have a great time and if you would like to hire anything from us at all in the future don't hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.