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On The Beat – Rob McGee, 30

On The Beat
15 November 2017

Scouting the frontline - Electric Harmony Agency, Bristol



When joined the company:

Started it in 2013

Company Signings:

April Towers, Beth Rowley, CHILDCARE, China Bowls, Dog in the Snow, Everything by Electricity, Goan Dogs, Harvey Causon, Keto, Lazy Day, Lazy Habits, Lionface, Only Girl, OPM, Rebeka, Rozelle, Samoans, The fin, The Spills, The Stone Foxes, Tom Forest, Vogue Dots, Will McNicol

Among favourite emerging acts:

Suzi Wu, Confidence Man, White Fever, The Baltic States and Franc Moody

Favourite venues for seeing unsigned acts:

The Louisiana and Hy-Brasil, both Bristol, The Old Blue Last, The Lexington and Hoxton Square Bar (all London) and Moles, Bath

Importance of playing live:

“Very. You’re able to notice things differently when you’re outside of a rehearsal room. Crowd interaction, how people feel about your music, areas you might need to work on and most importantly, it helps build your confidence and transform you into the kind of artiste you want to become.”

Best advice to unsigned act managers:

“Support them and try not to let your acts get stressed. Make sure that they are aware [early on] that they’re not in this alone and that they have a team supporting them.”

Emerging new acts on the label:

CHILDCARE, Harvey Causon, Lazy Day, Only Girl, Keto and Tom Forest

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