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AGP - Aberdeen
AGP promote some touring bands and sometimes offer support slots across various venues in Aberdeen. Contact via email before sending demos. Also operate a booking agency, see relevant listing for further information.
- Venues Used Tunnels, Cafe Drummond, Cellar 35
DF Concerts & Events - Glasgow
A very well-established promoter organising large events and smaller concerts from unsigned bands to household names. Contact via the website for more details. Submissions to play at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut can be made via the above link.
- Venues Used King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, and various others
Exile Promotions - Edinburgh
Put on Metal, Rock, Indie and Blues gigs ranging from once to 4 times per month, depending on touring bands, demand and so on. 3 or 4 bands play per bill. Email or get in touch via the above Facebook page with links to music.
- Venues Used Opium, Sneaky Pete’s
Flag Promotions - Edinburgh & Glasgow
Promoters of both established bands as well as up-and-coming unsigned acts, in London but also nationally including Glasgow, Manchester, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Edinburgh, Inverness and so on. Primarily work with Alternative music such as Industrial, Post Punk, EBM, Electronic/Synth/80s, Indie, New Wave, Gothic, Gothic Metal, Glam and Punk. Do not work with Metal, Screamo, Hardcore, Emo, R&B, Rap, Hip-Hop, Mainstream or Pop acts. Email with link to your music online. Do not send MP3s via email, Flag Promotions prefer to stream music from the web directly. Also include information about band, where you’re based, your genre and the size of your fanbase. Specifically, Flag Promotions need to know what kind of shows and areas you are looking to play. Generally do not work with bands who have a following of less than 30 people, so please make sure you have already reached this level before you contact Flag Promotions. Please text rather than telephone as they rarely take calls from unknown telephone numbers.
- Venues Used Ironworks, Glasgow Art School, Ivory Blacks, Audio, Voodoo Rooms, Plug, Fibbers, The Fleece, The Haunt, Dingwalls, Islington Assembly Hall, The Ruby Lounge, Zoo, Sound Control
Fortune Promotions - Edinburgh
Fortune Promotions is an independent promotions and live events company that have been running events in Edinburgh for the past 5 years. The company has played a massive part in The Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival running one of the largest outdoor stages at The Peartree House. Fortune Promotions has always based itself on promoting the best of emerging talent and has run events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Cater for musicians looking to reach a new audience and spread their music. The company began running monthly unsigned nights but now put on numerous events on each month in a number of venues covering Indie, Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk and Alternative music. Strictly no Metal. Make contact via email to enquire about bookings.
- Venues Used Bannermans Bar, Mash House, Sneaky Petes, Voodoo Rooms, Peartree House
Ginger Jesus Promotions - Dundee
Ginger Jesus aim to book the best touring and emerging acts, whilst also giving local talent a platform to develop. Put on up to 4 events per month, usually with 3-4 bands playing on the night. Genres lean more towards Indie and Alt-Rock, but open to putting on any band if they like what they hear. Email submissions with a short biog, logo/band images and links to music, videos and social media to be considered for a slot.
- Venues Used Church, Beat Generator, Clarks, Redd, The Dragon’s Den, Fat Sam’s
GMH Promotions - Edinburgh
Gavin Hogg is a local independent promoter whose previous gigs include Wishbone Ash, Colin Hay, The Zombies, Steve Forbert, Jefferson Starship, Curved Air, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake and more. If you’re interested in playing a gig, contact via email with MP3s and links.
- Venues Used The Queens Hall, The Caves, Jam House & other Edinburgh venues
Indievous Gigs - Glasgow
Put on Indie, Power Pop, Punk, Alternative, Garage, Blues and Rock’n’Roll bands. Please make contact via Facebook where Indievous will listen to tracks. Alternatively, send an email with details of your act and Indievous will follow up with an address to submit your demo to.
- Venues Used The Record Factory
MFM Events - Kilmarnock
Put on 2 or 3 gigs per month at various venues. Try to mix up styles as much as possible but do deal with a lot of Indie acts, plus Ska, Britpop and Rock. Get in touch via email with links to SoundCloud or Bandcamp.
- Venues Used Glasgow: Hard Rock Cafe, The Admiral, The Record Factory, Stereo, The Classic Grand. The Liquid Rooms (Edinburgh), Bakers Niteclub (Kilmarnock)
Mmmmm, Fudge - Aberdeen
Fudge promote gigs of all genres including Rock, Punk, Indie and Metal in various venues. Get in touch via Facebook for details.
- Venues Used Krakatoa
Mundell Music - Kinross
Put on live music regularly with roughly 3 gigs a week. Open to all genres of music. Contact via email or the contact form on the website with details of your act.
- Venues Used The Green Hotel (Kinross), Lion Quays
Newborn Sessions - Glasgow
Put on free entry showcases 4 to 6 nights per week with up to 20 acts playing dependent on the event. Sunday nights are all ages. Regular events include Sunday Song Club at King Tuts (all ages), Open Mic at Kitty O’Sheas on Mondays (18+) and Fairfield Folk Club at The Amethyst on Thursdays (18+). Predominantly deal with Acoustic genres but anything goes. Acts should get in contact via the email address listed.
- Venues Used King Tuts, Canal Station, Jayz Bar, Kitty O’Sheas, The Amethyst, Classic Grand
NHC Music - Glasgow
Organise live in-store music every Saturday evening from 6pm at NHC Music record shop. Also run at least 1 gig elsewhere every 4 to 6 weeks. Welcome all genres and styles. Make contact via the above Facebook page or via email with links to music. See also listing in Record Shops section.
- Venues Used NHC Music shop & various others
PCL Presents - Glasgow
Established music promoters working with both signed and emerging bands. Promoting gigs from 100 to 55,000 capacity across many venues in Scotland and run the venues Broadcast and Sneaky Petes. Can occasionally provide support slots for touring acts. Contact via the email address above with links to music.
- Venues Used Various across Scotland
Silver City Sessions - Aberdeen
Host monthly live sessions at D-Range Recording Studios. Each band plays 2 songs, an original and a cover, with the sets broadcast on the Silver City YouTube channel. Open to all genres. Acts can apply to play via the contact form on the above website. Refer to separate listings for D-Range in the Recording and Rehearsal Studios sections for more details.
- Venues Used D-Range Studio
Simple Promotions - Edinburgh
The number of shows put on per month by Simple Promotions varies, but usually have 4 or 5 bands on the bill. Welcome all genres of music, but tend to host Pop Punk and Metalcore bands most frequently. To get a gig, get in touch by email detailing band/artist name, genre, area band/artist is from, a Facebook link, links to music, 3 artists previously played with, plus any reviews and any other information. Also provide tour management, merchandise selling and booking agent services for tours and shows. Contact for more details.
- Venues Used Opium, The Mash House, Ivory Blacks (Glasgow)
Synergy Concerts - Scotland
Independent promoter specialising in a wide variety of music and always very keen to hear from developing artists, locally and from further afield. Run unsigned band nights at The Hug & Pint, and almost always have unsigned acts as supports for larger gigs at the venue. Welcome most genres and have a very wide booking range, from small Folk or Indie groups, to huge Rock and Electronic bands. Email streaming links to music to the above address.
- Venues Used Glasgow: Stereo, Mono, The Hug & Pint, CCA, Barrowlands, O2 Academy, O2 ABC, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Edinburgh: Electric Circus, The Mash House, Liquid Room, Usher Hall. Aberdeen: The Lemon Tree
This Feeling - Scotland
Rock ‘n’ roll band night featuring the UK’s best upcoming talent. Promote gigs across the UK regularly including at venues in Manchester, London, Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Barnsley, Sheffield, Leeds, Cardiff, Leicester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Liverpool, Southampton, Nottingham, Brighton and many more. Email the above address with your band’s SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter links, plus your home town or city.
- Venues Used Various across the UK
Through The Wire Music - Edinburgh
Put on gigs at least twice a month with 3 bands playing. Mostly cater for Indie, Rock, Alternative and Electronic acts. Email links to music to either of the above email addresses, along with links to social media/website and a short biog.
- Venues Used Sneaky Pete’s, The Mash House, Teviot Underground, Sketchy Beats
Traffic Cone Records - Glasgow
Traffic Cone Records put on shows as frequently as possible. Regular nights include Jamfest, The Alternative Burns Supper, Live & Underground and Making Things Happen. Have worked with venues all over Scotland but mainly in Glasgow. Also work with festivals such as Deoch an Dorus, Loch Lomond Boat Party, Kelburn Garden Party, Audio Soup and more. Open-minded when it comes to genres. Contact via the email address above if you are interested in playing a gig. Also run a small not-for-profit record label, see relevant listing for further information.
- Venues Used Stereo, Barrowlands, Nice ‘n’ Sleazys, Broadcast, McChuills, 13th Note, Siempre Bicycle Cafe and more
What's The Noise? Promotions - Glasgow/Edinburgh
WTNP are dedicated to supporting independent bands from across Scotland and the UK. Have strong affiliations with music venues throughout Glasgow and Edinburgh. Work alongside Rock ‘n’ Roll club night ‘This Feeling’, associated with XFM. This has created a platform for bands to get support and promotion on a bigger stage. WTNP run band nights every weekend with 4 or 5 bands on the bill. Welcome all genres apart from Metal, Jazz and Country. To get a gig, contact via the above email address with links to music.
- Venues Used Glasgow: The Record Factory, Broadcast, Kitty O’Shea’s, Stereo, Nice N Sleazy, ABC2. Edinburgh: The Voodoo Rooms, Cabaret Voltaire, Sneaky Pete’s