Getting Started: Gavin Fort, Verden Studios


Ahead of our first Off The Record event at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on the 5th October, we spoke to Gavin Fort from Verden Studios about life in the music business...

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Q: How did you get your start in music?

A: The studio work was a lucky break, I was doing data entry work in an office for extra cash at uni and the girl next to me asked what I was studying and what I wanted to do when I graduated. Turns out her pal was just in the process of setting up a studio, Verden as it turns out, and she hooked me up, but it was college then uni before then.


Q: What is best thing about your work?

A: There's an element of freedom that is good (but can also be dangerous) and being a part of realising an artist's or band's creative vision can be very rewarding.


Q: Give us one tip for anyone looking to work in music

A: Enjoy your work but be professional.

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.