WIDE DAYS (NEW FROM SCOTLAND SHOWCASE): EYVE, KAI REESU, SUPERMANN ON DA BEAT (LIVE)

Friday 03 May
18:00 - 22:00 £10

This event is a special showcase gig (just a wee part of the Wide Days ’24 programme), featuring emerging artists from Scotland: Eyve, Kai Reesu and Supermann On Da Beat.

EYVE

Eyve is a Zimbabwean singer songwriter and rapper based in Glasgow.

Her music is a unique blend of hip hop, trap, jazz and her African roots, and she is committed to bringing authenticity by sharing her lived experience through her voice.

Writing songs based on her own life experiences, social and political issues. Being a passionate advocate for gender equality and inclusivity, particularly for women and non-binary individuals.

“A fresh blend of genres, honest lyrics that speak to a new synergy of listeners who are looking for music that reflects their values and experiences.” – EYVE

EYVE | Um, Indecisive (Music Video) from Cross Borders on Vimeo.

KAI REESU

Kai Reesu is a freshly formed nu-jazz band from Glasgow, blending elements of hip-hop, neo-soul, psychedelic rock & old skool fusion. At its core is the trio interplay of Paul Copeland on keys, Robert McArthur on bass, & Matt Jim Sim on drums. At its most expanded Kai boasts a heavyweight horn section (Michael Butcher, Adam Jackson & Harry Weir) and abstract percussive colours from Alex Palmer on aux drums.

The music often begins as a recorded jam between the core trio, then expanded through full band classic jazz horn section arrangements, and often more production-based elements from Paul Copeland. Inspired by video game music, hip -hop beatmaking, & the greats of 70s Jazz fusion, Kai Reesu aims to forge a new space between jazz and hip hop.

So far the band has made appearances in Glasgow at Bloc+, Glad Cafe, Laylow gig series at the Rum Shack and started monthly jam session Neo-Sessions at Nice n Sleazy, plus multiple appearances at Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar.

SUPERMANN ON DA BEAT

Supermann on da beat is a Scottish Disabled South Asian Music Producer bringing a blend of influences, across genres from hip-hop to metal and pop to create unique tracks without borders. Blending production from rock bands like Nirvana with artists like JID, Lil Peep, XXXTENTACION, Kanye West, Scarlxrd & Nas to bring a fresh perspective to the UK scene.

He’s had a meteoric rise in Scotland’s hip-hop scene since teaching himself production skills by watching YouTube videos during the pandemic. His prodigious output has seen him collaborate with artists around the world including CHEF THE RAPPER, Kapil Seshasayee, Viv Latifa, Genesis Elijah, Grim Sickers, Mic Righteous, as well as US based KruddTheGuru & Rockie Fresh.

In 3 years Supermann has hit some huge milestones including; a headline DJ set, 120k + streams, 6X BBC Introducing (2X track of the week), radio play & becoming CCO of Hip Hop Scotland (Scotlands biggest Independent Hip Hop Promoter) – he’s fast becoming one of the hottest producers around. In 2024, Supermann will be releasing regular singles & a debut solo project drawing on Spoken Word & Grunge.

Supermann is proud to show that anything is possible in a world with a complete under-representation of disabled artists & led a vital campaign to make venues fully accessible & appeared on BBC Scotland, STV, Daily Record & BBC Radio 4.

TICKETS

The Wide Days conference brings together the full spectrum of music professionals – from leading international industry figures, to emerging artists, fledgling companies and supporting organisations.

All conference sessions take place at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh (54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR) from 12.00-17.00 on Wednesday 1 May and 09.00-18.00 on Thursday 2 May. Register for a delegate pass to access all conference and networking sessions.

MORE INFO:

Wide Days is pleased to announce its full live line up, which features three nights of emerging Scottish talent as well as a selection of acts programmed by guest festivals M For Montreal and FOCUS Wales.

Taking place in Edinburgh from 1-3 May, this year marks the 15th edition of the award-winning international music convention, which was first hosted in the basement of a nightclub in 2010. The event boasts a distinctive mix of conference sessions, unique range of networking activities and a multi-genre showcase designed to spotlight a diverse range of emerging artists from across Scotland.

The opening night is presented in partnership with Music Venue Trust and showcases Grayling, Kohla, Leif Coffield and The Joshua Hotel, who were selected from 140 acts by 30 international and domestic industry professionals to take part in a 12 month mentoring programme supported by PRS Foundation. A limited number of free tickets are available for members of the public.

On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May, a record 13 Scottish acts will showcase across three city-centre venues under the New From Scotland banner, presented in partnership with Ticketmaster New Music. Ranging from alternative rock, indie and singer-songwriter to spiritual jazz, hip-hop and r&b, they include: Edy Forey, Eyve, Indoor Foxes, Kai Reesu, Kryptik, Lloyd’s House, Martha May and the Mondays, Neev, Pearling, Samuel Nicholson, Slix, Supermann on da Beat and Zoe Graham.

This will be augmented by a showcase of four Quebec-based acts, ALIAS, DVTR, Emilie Kahn and Soran presented by Canadian festival M For Montreal on Thursday evening. On Friday, international showcase festival FOCUS Wales will present sets form Adjua and CHROMA.

Full lineup details can be found at: www.widedays.com/artists

“Scotland is absolutely bursting with incredible new music being made by some of the most talented emerging artists around.” said Wide Days director and showcase programmer Michael Lambert. “Every year we’re blown away by the level and diversity of the applications and the programme only scratches the surface of the quality of music being made here. They are complemented by six amazing acts from Quebec and Wales.”

Tickets for each night are priced £10, with a 2-night ticket available for £15. Priority access to all showcases is included with a Wide Days delegate pass, available from www.widedays.com/tickets

The Wide Days showcase programme is made possible thanks to support of key industry partners including PPL Giving, a new initiative recently launched by the music licensing company, PRS Foundation, Music Venue Trust and Ticketmaster New Music.

Camilla Waite, General Counsel at PPL, and a speaker at this year’s conference said, “PPL has been a long-standing partner of Wide Days and we’re delighted to return to Edinburgh to help showcase a diverse, rich and eclectic mix of music talent. Wide Days plays a significant role in developing Scottish talent and is a must attend for those looking to break into the industry through educational workshops and sessions, and for music fans looking to hear some of the best emerging talent from across the country.”

Joe Frankland, CEO, PRS Foundation said, “We’re delighted to be supporting the talent development showcases again at Wide Days this year. Time and time again this platform has been a fantastic springboard for many Scottish artists in the early part of their careers who eventually go on to build followings, receive record deals, tour overseas or win awards.  We’re very much looking forward to seeing the impact of this opportunity on the careers of the artists performing this year.”

Andrew Parsons, Managing Director at Ticketmaster UK said, “Wide Days has built a reputation as the go-to event to discover some of the most interesting new music from Scotland, and it’s a pleasure to partner with the event again for 2024. We’re looking forward to discovering a whole host of new artists that we’ll no doubt see headlining festivals around the world in years to come.”

 

Event type:

Tickets available via link above or on the door (unless sold out).

Location

The Bongo Club
66 Cowgate
Edinburgh
EH1 1JX



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