Ahead of our first Off The Record event at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on the 5th October, we spoke to Tallah Brash - booker and marketing manager of Edinburgh music venue The Electric Circus - about working in the business...
Q: How did you get your start in music?
A: I always loved music growing up – I started learning to play the Cornet when I was in primary school and played in all bands, orchestras and choirs in High School, becoming the Music Prefect in my 5th year. I started taking it seriously as a career option after joining Fresh Air, the Student Radio Station at Edinburgh University – I went back to college in 2006 and have been putting on gigs ever since!
Q: What is best thing about your work?
A: The best thing about my work is that I get to do loads of different things, I’m always learning new skills and no two days are ever the same – it keeps me on my toes and means there’s never a dull moment. Also, I am surrounded by music, which is great!
Q: Give us one tip for anyone looking to work in music
A: Be prepared to start at the very bottom of the pile – work for free if you have to and network network network – for some people, myself included, this can be hard and a somewhat tedious task, but it’s really important and the only way you can make valuable contacts for future endeavours!
Off The Record takes place at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on Saturday 5th October for 14-25 year olds. Tickets are £2, and include free lunch and a release with EmuBands worth £25! Get your tickets here.