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Wide Days Showcase - Sneaky Pete's
Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 19:00 (BST)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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With their sharp blend of synth breaks, acutely observed lyrics and immediately infectious hooks, Homework have been steadily gaining momentum since the release of their acclaimed debut offering Sleepless Nights in 2009.
Spending the bulk of 2010 developing their sound, they re-emerged as a bolder, more coherent voice in early 2011. A hectic summer schedule saw the four-piece deliver standout performances across a range of key Scottish festivals including Wickerman, Belladrum ,goNORTH, The Edge Festival and Insider. They closed the year with the release of the mini-album All That Glitters to a strong response from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland, as well as being invited to play at the Belgian industry showcase event Glimps.
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When & Where
Wide Days was launched in 2010 by the team behind Scotland’s leading seminar and music scene social night, Born To Be Wide. The aim was to bring together experienced music industry figures with those doing amazing things at grassroots level, and after the panels and workshops, get them to check out some great music.
Selling out all 120 places, Wide Days 2010 was the first event to bring Scotland’s leading festival promoters together in one seminar, while the manager panell included the representatives of Primal Scream, The View, Texas and Stevie Wonder. The keynote Q&A was with Gavin Bain, the Scottish rapper whose account of conning the industry he was American is detailed in his book California Schemin.
In addition to panels on Music In Film, Making Touring Pay, international showcase conferences and Digital DIY vs Record Labels, Wide Days 2011 included workshops on social media, writing an artist biog, money making tips and understanding PPL. The keynote interview was with pioneering Scottish music promoter, Barry Wright.
Wide Days evening showcases focus on a small number of Scottish acts from a diverse range of genres. In addition to providing a platform for the artists, the evening programme also shines a spotlight on those venues which are the bedrock of the local scene. Members of the public are able to attend the gigs free by emailing the acts directly and requesting a guest list place, and admission is also included in the Wide Days delegate pass.
At the heart of Wide Days ethos has been the belief that an event should look beyond the four walls where it takes place and create a connection between its host city and its guests. This extends to ensuring that performing acts are properly looked after.
Panel and workshop participants are taken on a tour of Edinburgh on their way to an intimate welcome party, and during the showcases are fed so they do not need to watch the acts on an empty stomach.
Hospitality forms a key element of Wide Days, and the potential for closer cooperation between the music and tourism sectors is huge. Therefore, Wide Days 2012 will include workshops and presentations highlighting existing partnerships, as well as identifying areas where both industries can boost business by working together.