Jasmine’s gig is set to rock
A Cambuslang teenager is helping to organise a gig at a top Glasgow venue.
Jasmine Gellatly, from Drumsagard, is arranging a music event as part of an enterprise project to help develop skills in the music industry.
Former Cathkin High pupil Jasmine,18,, is working with six other students from Glasgow College’s HNC Radio course on the project.
She’s booked three bands to play at Nice N Sleazy’s on Wednesday, March 9.
She said: “I wasn’t sure about it at first but once we got into meetings and brainstorming it’s been good fun.
“We’ve been quite lucky that our group has all got on well and we all understand each other.
“I didn’t really think about how much work goes into putting gigs together before, like doing press releases and using social media.
“I hadn’t thought about that before, so it’s been great doing that.
“We’ve been helped by Keren McKean, who used to work with DF Concerts.
“Keren’s been great - any little thing we’re not sure about we can message her, so she’s been so helpful.”
Music has always been part of Jasmine’s life, though - her dad’s the popular Scottish DJ Jim Gellatly.
And it is radio she still fancies appearing in most.
Jasmine added: “I grew up around radio, so it seemed obvious that’s what I’d do but this has been something different to do.
“I ‘m interested in promoting gigs, but it’s still being a radio producer one day that’s the main thing I’d want to do.
“However it’s good to experience different things, and that you can get different skills.”
Appearing on the bill are Flying By Mirrors, the Snuts and the Cairds.
She added: “It was tough just to get the bands together but we’re really happy with who we’ve got for the night.”
Keren McKean said: “I’m always looking for great new people who are forging their way in the music industry as much as I am looking for great new bands.
“I’ve found this year’s Glasgow City College students to be really pro active and enthusiastic, full of great ideas and very professional.”
The gig is part of Creative City 2016, a festival showcasing the skills of students from the faculty of creative industries at the City of Glasgow College.
The event is sponsored by The Studio tattoo and piercing parlour in Glasgow’s city centre.
For more information on the event follow @commonindiegig on Twitter or e-mail Jasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the gig are £6 or £5 with a City of Glasgow college student card.
On the bill The Cairds will play the gig