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Managing Talent – Denise Allan

NXT News & Features
10 March 2020

Denise Allan

677 Media Management, Glasgow


Your artiste roster:

Glasvegas, Freakwave, Steph Johnston, Cherry, Lamaya.

Favourite venues for seeing and/or showcasing new artistes:

St Luke’s, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Broadcast (all Glasgow), Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh), The Bungalow (Paisley), PJ Molloys (Dunfermline), The Lexington (London).

How important is it for artistes to play live:

“It’s vital especially in the early days. God bless the venues that keep their doors open and the promoters that take a punt.”

Other emerging acts to watch:

Shredd, The Shambolics, Medicine Cabinet, Tamzene, Paris Street Rebels.

Greatest lesson learned:

“Be excellent to each other.”

Worst live experience:

“Pukkelpop in Belgium in 2011. Amazing festival, but saw Mother Nature at its worst.”  (Five people were killed and more than 140 injured when a fierce storm hit the site, blowing down trees and lighting towers).

Current live music projects:

Glasvegas and Freakwave touring.

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