On 7th September 2011, Welsh Music Foundation and SWN Festival in partnership with Music Wales and UK Trade and Investment bring two workshops aimed at helping everyone involved in music take their performance into the professional world.
Taking place at Chapter Arts Centre, Advancing 101 (14:30-16:30 Free) offers musicians and performers a chance to learn about the essentials and jargon involved with playing a show – from sorting out tech specs to learning about input lists, watch what live show and festival bookers are looking for, what you need to give them and how to prepare and deliver it. The organisers of SWN Festival are on hand to help guide delegates through the vagaries and confusion and give tips on how to have a great show before sound check begins. Bands are often booked according to how good they are but sometimes they’re booked according to how well prepared they are. Be well prepared!
This session is delivered by Fiona Allan who has over 10 years experience working for major festivals and road managing tours across the UK, Europe, North & South America, Australia & Japan with artists including: LCD Soundsystem; Hot Chip; Dirty Projectors; Sia; Will Young; Peaches; The Kills; The Pipettes; Dean & Britta; Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; and Sinead O’Connor. She has also worked as tour & production support for artists including Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem. Make your way down for huge insights into the music industry.