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2008 LINE UP – TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER DAY by unconvention
February 3, 2009, 4:14 pm
Filed under: ARCHIVE - UN-CONVENTION 2008

12 noon Registration


A discussion based around how bands, and small independent labels can make themselves heard………


Chaired by Huw Stephens of Radio 1, this panel brings together innovative PR, Media, and Labels to discuss what works when it come to getting exposure.


Click here for more about the Exposure panel.


2.00pm Networking and Acoustic Performances.

A chance to discuss ideas with panellists, and also to network with other attendees. One of the main aims of Un-convention is to bring together like-minded people, to interact and inspire one another, and to develop contacts which will develop long after the event itself.

There will also be acoustic performances curated by Red Deer Club.



Hailed by Iron & Wine’s Samuel Beam as ‘the master of the loop pedal’, multi instrumentalist Marc Rigelsford, AKA the Manchester based Magic Arm, is set to release ‘Widths and Heights’ on Switchflicker Records in July. Splendidly eclectic, ‘Widths and Heights’ is a masterpiece of musicianship, with layers of sounds, bleeps and vocals all fighting for supremacy over each other, yet working side by side to produce a playfully organic gem, whilst at the same time serving the best interests of pop music.

Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, always the baton bearer for new music, championed Magic Arm’s last release, the ‘Outdoor Games’ EP, released last year – After the successful release of the EP, which received critical acclaim from the press, Marc locked himself away to write for four months, and then spent a further six months in the studio to put the finishing touches to ‘Widths and Heights’, and his debut album with Robin Housman.



Country-groomed folk-pop songs. Most often fashioned in a tin shed.

Country-groomed folk-pop songs. Most often fashioned in a tin shed. Aswell as playing his debut Glastonbury set at this year’s festival, over the past year Jake Flowers has performed with the English Symphony Orchestra. He has played to 24,000 football fans at half-time on the pitch at Molineux. His songs have been heard on radio stations across the country from BBC Radio 1 to Kerrang Radio and XFM Scotland. “An alt-folk singer-songwriter with a guitar, a kick drum and a very fetching hat… I’ve seen him once before a couple of years ago at a Twisted Folk Festival and he’s even better than I remember.” Efestivals; “Gentle tones and masterful lyrics… before yesterday I had heard of Jake Flowers, last night I realised why” Guestlist; “Something of a revelation… a huge songwriting talent” Manchester Music; “It’s a small miracle that so many gems should sparkle within these small but detailed cameos… an unadulterated pleasure from start to end” Whisperin’ & Hollerin’

4.00pm Innovation Panel

A discussion based around new Innovation, featuring successful entrepreneurs working in music and related industries.

Chaired by Ruth Daniel of Fat Northerner Records, this panel brings together some of the coutries most innovative entrepreneurs……

Click here to find out more about the Innovation panel

Following this panel there will be further opportunities to network with panellists and fellow attendees alike.

Tickets are available for the Day Time Panel events priced at £10 which includes entry to both Mondays, and Tuesdays panels, networking and acoustic sessions.

These tickets do not include entry to the evening band showcases.

A full event ticket is available at the advance price of £25, which includes entry to all the panel, networking, and acoustic sessions, as well as all the evening showcases.

Alternatively, individual evening tickets are available at £7 per night.

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