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C-Ent launch exclusive bands

We are super excited to bring you a whole bunch of new bands we have signed exclusively to our roster. This has been in the pipeline for a while now and we're finally ready to launch, exciting times ahead. Our bands will be gigging all over Glasgow and Edinburgh very shortly.

New Erasmus Project 2018-2020

We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully applied for another project with our European partners across Glasgow, Tallinn, Derry, Kajaani and Kokkola. We will be publishing more information on this project in the coming weeks.

New Client - Westagte Farm

We welcome another one of the Hungry Horse Franchise’s Farmhouse Inns to our client base. The venue is called Westgate Farm which is just off the bypass between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Read more

New Client - Lime Kiln

We are very pleased to welcome another new client from the Hungry Horse franchise, Lime Kiln. Our client list has been spreading since last year and it's great for us to secure our first venue in Livingston...here's to more! Read more

Musicreates

We have had an incredible 3 years working on an Erasmus + project with 5 colleges across Europe acting on as a consultant within the entertainment industry and a working partner to the colleges which saw us deliver workshops all across Europe to students involved in the project. Read more

Login Area

We are super excited and very close to finishing our log in area which will be a new feature to our website and service. Notifications, easy pay and a calendar detailing your scheduled bookings is all part of our great new platform area.

Laughing Fox

"Friendly local pub. live music at weekends. pub quiz/bingo. safe environment. complete with beer garden so you can enjoy a wee pint whenever the suns out."

We are pleased to annouce we are now providing live music to The Laughing Fox. Read more

3 New Musicians

2017 has been a real busy year for us. Our business has grew exponentially and with that so has our roster of musicians. Whilst we still go through rigorous processes prior to bringing musicians on board we have seen our roster grow by 40% in the last 12 months. Read more

Ryan Lawrie joins Connect.

We are pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Lawrie. Ryan finished 6th on 2017's X Factor and is a true musician with a great talent.

Ryan Lawrie (born 28 May 1996) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He competed in the thirteenth series of the British version of The X Factor, coming sixth. He was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. Read more

Live Music at Tennent's

We are pleased to announce that another great Scottish brand is working with Connect Entertainment. We will now be providing live music to the bars and restaurants within Tennent's Training Academy and Brewery. We are excited to get the wheels in motion and have a real sense of pride in working with one of Glasgow's longest running businesses in Tennent's Larger.

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Live Music at Glasgow Fort

We're pleased to announce that our musicians will be featuring on the grounds of Glasgow Fort throughout the Summer holidays. Glasgow Fort have always been a great supporter of community organisations and have had a great impact on the local community since their origin. Read more

Acoustic Wedding Music Showcase

Discover the sound track to your big day Read more

Connect Head to Finalnd

As part of our Musicreates project Connect are off to Finland again. Last year we were in the north of Finland at Kokkola, this time around we're south of Finalnnd in Kajaani. This will be phase 3 in our Musicreates project and things are really taking shape. Read more

Alan MacDonald Win’s Connects Musician of the Year Competition

Connect’s Musician of 2016 is Alan MacDonald from everyone at Connect well done Alan. Read more

WEST Wedding Fayre

Connect Entertainment are hosting a Wedding Fayre at WEST On The Green, Saturday 28th January 12pm-4pm with free entry. Read more

BGT Is Coming....,..

Thames TV have asked us to be a scouting partner for ITV's hit talent show Britain's Got Talent. Do you think you’ve got what it takes ? Apply for Britain’s Got Talent 2017 Now!
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Glasgow Fort Wedding Showcase

Connect Entertainment are hosting a Wedding Showcase at Glasgow Fort on Sunday 4th September 12pm-4pm with free entry.

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Wedding Band Showcase

We are delighted to announce our second wedding band showcase of the year! It's with our great friends on Glasgow Green WEST Brewery - tickets are limited and will go like hot cakes, check out all the fabulous deals and prizes we have on the day plus exclusive tickets available via Scotland's number 1 online company Itison https://www.itison.com/Glasgow/events/west-brewery-connect-entertainment-wedding-band-showcase/events

Colette Frances

Colette Frances is Connect's first signing as a management deal. We will assist with Colette's development as a songwriter and musician whilst seeking a publishing and recording contract. Read more

Connect's Brit Pop Nights

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new project, Connect’s ‘Cool Britannia’ Brit Pop Night!
Enjoy a night of cigarettes and alcohol and get your Parka and Wallabees on Brit Pop Is back!
Kicking off Connect's Brit Pop DJ Night tour will be Bay Horse Hamilton on Saturday 21st May. Enjoy a night of banging tunes from our DJ set to take you back to the 90's! Let's have it!

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X Factor is coming to Glasgow

At the beginning of March 2016 we had discussions with Thames TV regarding the promotion of ITV's hit talent show X Factor. We were asked to create an event for the shows producers to audition local musicians, we scouted suitable candidates and arranged a venue.

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Connect Teams up with Emirates & Knoxy from Clyde 1

A big thanks to The Emirates Arena for inviting Connect's very own Daryl McMillan & Kieran Ferguson to perform on Saturday.
The Emirates was one year old on 5th October and they kindly asked Connect to provide entertainers and a DJ for the event held in the arena. This was a great opportunity for Connect to continue to strengthen its links with organisations and businesses in Glasgow.

New gigs coming soon for Lisini group

Connect Entertainment are working with bar and restaurant group, Lisini, delivering entertainment across their venues. Stay tuned for more info...

BUPA Care Homes

Connect Entertainment are now proud to announce that we are carrying out our interactive workshops within several BUPA care homes. Read more

Wedding Fairs


We have now booked in our stalls at several wedding consumer shows. We are extremely excited about this new venture into the wedding market and hope that brides and grooms across the country agree with us in thinking nothing but the best will do for any wedding!

Fleet Alliance

Connect's very own Joe Gallacher gets a rave review from one of our corporate clients;

"I just wanted to provide some feedback based on Joe Gallaghers performance on Saturday. He was professional, and personable, getting involved in banter with the staff (who are aged between 18 and 45) and performing a great mix of classic to modern tracks.

Everyone loved his performance, and some people at my pod have just been commenting on how much they enjoyed his performance. I wouldnt hesitate to have him at another event if we were looking for an acoustic act, and would be quick to recommend him to anyone else looking for a professional, engaging acoustic act.

Many thanks,

Stuart

Stuart Naismith
Introduced Development Executive"

Reconnect

We are excited to announce a new venture within our trust called Reconnect. Reconnect is a reuse/repair/recycling project set up in the heart of the East End, located just minutes from The Forge Market and within sight of Celtic Park.

Reconnect is proud to announce working in partnership with The Wheatley Group and involved in The Commonwealth Games Legacy, and is currently acting as a storage hub for the furniture used at Glasgow 2014, this is now being recycled in to the community and is being delivered to those residents of Glasgow in greatest need. This project will also provide many opportunities for residents of all ages and all areas of Glasgow to get involved in volunteering, training, and employment.

G1 Group

Connect Entertainment are proud to announce we are now booking gigs in The Byre, part of the very successful G1 Group. We are excited about this opportunity and are hoping to develop our relationship with the G1 Group in the coming months.

Wedding Showcase

We are extremely excited to announce our first wedding showcase. The event will take place on December 3rd in The Parkville Hotel, 296 Glasgow Road, Blantyre. G72 9DG. The showcase will feature several of our musicians including classical/jazz trios, instrumental musicians and full piece bands.

This event is FREE entry and will also feature stalls from several other companies working in the wedding sector. Read more

Musicians Showcase

We will be hosting a musicians showcase on December 17th at The Georgian Hotel, Lefroy Street, Lanarkshire. ML5 1LZ. This showcase is an ideal opportunity for brides, grooms & business' to see the very best of our musicians. We cater for pubs, restaurants, hotels, corporates and private functions. The event will be FREE to attend and will run from 19:00 - 22:00.

We look forward to greeting you all at the event where we have champagne and canopies upon arrival.

2015

Everyone at Connect Entertainment would like to say a huge thank you to all our superb artists that represented us in 2014, we had an amazing year and are thoroughly looking forward to the year ahead. We are so fortunate to work with some brilliant clients who support our company and we are very thankful for that. Connect are always looking to create employment within the entertainment industry and are pleased to announce we are now working in close partnership with the Glasgow Kelvin College's and their creative arts departments. We will now be holding 4 audition dates per year across the campus' and are very excited about future progress.

New Videos

Since 2014 our main aim has been to expand our services into the wedding circuit. Over the past month or so we have been very busy shooting promotional videos for new bands that we have exclusively signed to our agency. We shot the videos in various locations and had a great time doing so! We also held our first wedding showcase and managed to knock up a little pr video out of that too. All the videos are now available via our website and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them.

New Desperados Video Uploaded

It is with great pleasure we can announce that the superb Desperados video is now online via YT or our website.

Live Lisini Lead By Example

The multi award winning Lisini Pub Co are an outstanding ambassador for live music in pubs, clubs and restaurants. Their dedication to keeping music live has not only seen their foot fall increase month by month but has also created a mass buzz around Lanarkshire as the place to be. All four of their venues have outstanding events every weekend and it goes to show that doing the extra bit pays off in the long run and defines your business in the market place.

Wedding Band Showcase

We're really excited to announce that our first wedding band showcase of 2015 is now booked in. The event will be held at The Georgian Hotel and it's free entry. Please contact us by phone, email or social media to book your seat. You must make a reservation to secure entry to the event.

 

Head over to Faceook and join our event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/1385782008392796/ Read more

Connect Community Trust

Our parent company recently revamped their website and we are all very pleased to announce that the website is now live!

Head over to www.connect-ct.org.uk to find out more.

 

Glasgow Kelvin College Alliance

It is with great pleasure and honour we can announce that Connect Entertainment has now became an official working partner with Glasgow Kelvin College. Our Trust has long had an affiliation with the colleges and these recent developments have strengthened our relationship further. This venture will see Connect Entertainment cross waters and interact with students and music schools from Estonia, Finland & Ireland. We are incredibly excited about this new venture and will keep you updated as we go!

SHARE Conference

Connect Entertainment recently curated a weekends worth of bespoke entertainment for the SHARE organisation annual conference. It is another string in the bow of Connect and shows how diverse we are becoming as a company. We were not only booking agents for this job but also event management and marketers. Working in conjunction with corporate companies to curate bespoke events is something we are highly skilled at, our events team have an array of qualifications & experience between them which allows for us to cater for such needs.

 

Fleet Alliance



Another one of our fabulous corporate clients is having a "Stars In Your Eyes" event. All proceeds go to charity and there's several amazing prizes to be won!

Fleet Alliance are an impeccable company with great ethics. We have had a working relationship for over a year and every event has been a joy to assist them with.

www.fleetalliance.co.uk


Parkville Hotel Wedding Open Day

We recently curated a band showcase in partnership with the Lisini pub companies Parkville Hotel. The event was superbly attended and is showing a real shift in shape from the traditional wedding fayre. A much smaller and more boutique feel made the event personable and relaxed.

At the event we had the superb Fusion, Sons of Horatio, Magnitude and Desperados perform.

For more information regarding events or upcoming showcases please email info@connect-ent.org.

Karaoke Super Star

The final of Karaoke Super Star came to an outstanding climax with Wishaw's Sharon Tudhope winning the 1000 prize and a 12 month contract on our agency. We're looking forward to developing Sharon over the coming months and hopefully years.

ISO9001

We are incredibly proud to announce our organisation has been awarded an ISO9001 certificate.

Glasgow Fort Wedding Fayre

We are stoked to announce that Connect Entertainment are curating a wedding fayre in association with Glasgow Fort. The event will be the first of its type to be held on Glasgow Fort's grounds.

The event will take place on August 16th from 12-4.

Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/798318656952040/

 

 

New Musicians & Videos

We have recently added a few more exceptional entertainers to our roster. Although a few of them have been on board at Connect for a while it has taken time to implement their PR. We look thoroughly forward to working with our new entertainers and can't wait to introduce them to the rest of our very tight knitted roster.

New Venues

We are pleased to announce that Connect have starting working in several new bistro's and bars. Venues include; The Avenue (Bishopbriggs and Airdrie), The Treasury, Lime Deli, The Waterside, The Hoolet's Nest, Hungry Horse, Ardlui Hotel and Bar Occo.

Summer Events

We've had a packed summer with some amazing events, we're now looking towards Autumn and Winter, and inevitably, Christmas! Check out some of the events we curated via our YT channel.

Connect-Entertainment Head To Finland

We are soon to be on our way to Kokkola as part of our working partner project with Glasgow Kelvin College. Finland will be a new adventure for us and we cant wait to meet the talent musicians within Finlands Conservatoire. We will write and post a full report of our project which was funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

The Barras Wedding Fair

Connect Entertainment are curating a Barras Wedding Fair!

Stage 1: 13:00 - 16:00

The event will initially take place in the Barras Art and Design centre, which will feature suppliers who provide products and services for your wedding ceremony.

Stage 2: 16:00 - 20:00

The event will take place in St Luke's and will feature suppliers who provide products or services for your wedding reception. There will also be a live wedding band showcase and a catwalk exhibition showing the nest musicians and designers Scotland has to offer!

As with all our wedding fairs, the event is FREE ENTRY.

West Brewery Wedding Fayre

Connect Entertainment are hosting a Wedding Fair at West Brewery on Easter Sunday, 27th March.

The Wedding Fair will take place at West Brewery, Templeton, Glasgow Green from 1pm to 5pm and entry is free.

West Brewery are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and thought what better way to celebrate that with a fantastic Wedding Fair with over 30 of Glasgow's best wedding suppliers. West will also be showcasing their brand new wedding and events space as well as their fabulous new brewery. On the day there will be mini brewery tours, over 30 exhibitors,live music and special offers for attendees at the restaurant in West.

Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1316182575062301

Musicreates

Very soon we head off on our next instalment of Musicreates. Musicreates is an incredible project which is supported by the Council of the European Union Erasmus Student Network+. We work in partnership with 5 colleges and conservatories throughout Europe, the project connect's musicians from each of the five schools. Our partner in Scotland is Glasgow Kelvin College and we would urge anyone considering the music industry or creative industries as a career path to look into their fabulous courses and unique opportunities. Among many other benefits our Musicreates project teaches musicians how to earn a living in the creative industries and the various roles, responsibilities, risks and rewards involved in being a musician. In the Spring of 2016 Musicreates will be launching a website, the purpose of the website is to bring a commercial element to the project. We will be creating music in collaboration with all the pupils and lecturers involved in Musicreates, with the finished products...