Gig At The Grand 2017 Videos

The Gig At The Grand 2017 Videos are now live from Wednesday 14th June. One song from each bands performance has been coupled to their intro video and has been uploaded to our Behind The Noise Youtube Channel.

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The Noise Floor

Behind The Noise trainees are making a scene this Sunday at Stereo!


The Noise Floor // Sunday 30th // Stereo Café Bar // 1pm-4:30pm // £5 // Age 14+



This Sunday afternoon at Stereo, the BTN trainees have pulled together a special lineup of xBTN musicians and performers:

Crystal – Fresh off Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Stage supporting Paolo Nutini, five piece band Crystal are an xBTN act influenced by grunge, 80’s rock, blues and punk. We’re delighted to have this amazing outfit headlining the Noise Floor.

Lizzie Reid Band – Behind The Noise veteran Lizzie Reid is a haunting folk singer/songwriter accompanied by a stellar line up of young talented musicians. She blew the audience away with her headline set at this year’s Gig At The Grand. Check out Lizzie Reid at Gig at the Grand

Last Light – Fresh off the Gig At The Grand stage, Last Light are a three piece indie outfit from Glasgow. These guys made such an impression with their original track “Sunder” that we just had to have them at The Noise Floor! Check out their track Sunder HERE.

Cara Rose – When Cara’s voice came through the PA system at this years Gig At The Grand, you could hear a pin drop. Her performance oozes personality and character. You do not want miss her this Sunday at The Noise Floor. Check out Cara at Gig at the Grand

The Good Arms – An explosive hard rock band with punching guitar rhythms and solid drum beats. Recently returned from a tour across Finland as part of a college exchange programme, The Good Arms are raring to go at The Noise Floor. Guitarist Janne recently rocked it at the Royal Concert Hall as part of Behind The Noise’s David Bowie tribute. Check out their track HERE.

As well as a fantastic line-up, there will also be tracks by local up-and-coming artists to play between the bands.

The intention is to help strengthen the Scottish Youth music scene. Be a part of it, come along and support us this Sunday at Stereo!


The Noise Floor // Sunday 30th // Stereo Café Bar // 1pm-4:30pm // £5




Gig At The Grand 2017

Gig At The Grand 2017! Three electric nights of live performance from this year’s Behind The Noise students.

Over the last seven months school pupils from Glasgow and Renfrewshire have taken part in workshops, practical days, recording and rehearsal sessions to develop their talent and learn more about the creative industries. The shows are the result of hard work, enthusiasm, creativity, a couple of arguments and a few tears (and that’s just from the BTN tutors).

We hope you’ll come along to support and encourage all of these fantastic young dudes!

Tickets are only £4 and are available HERE





Gig At The Grand 2017 Tickets Now On Sale!

Behind The Noise presents 3 showcase events at The Classic Grand on April 18th, 19th and 20th.

Young performers from schools across Glasgow and Renfrewshire will take to the stage. For many of the 24 groups this will be their first public performance so be sure to come along and give them your support.

Tickets are only £4 for each show and thanks to our friends at Ticketweb there is no additional booking fee.

Get your tickets HERE




Daily Top Tune On Social Media

In the run up to this years Gig At The Grand shows we will be posting a Daily Top Tune every day at 4.00pm on the Official Behind The Noise Social Networks:


Make sure you follow BTN on each of the networks above to hear your track !


Remember to share every track on your own network to make this years Gig At The Grand the best ever !



Become A BBC Scotland Apprentice!

Music Radio, Festivals and Events are just some of the music related jobs you could be doing as a BBC Scotland Apprentice!

Are you passionate about the media? Are you enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and eager to get started in the exciting career you’ve always wanted? Then we want to hear from you!

The BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the media industry.
From September, BBC Scotland will be giving the opportunity for our next group of BBC Scotland Apprentices to work with BBC professionals on Radio, TV and Online content across a range of departments such as Sport, Children’s, Radio, Learning and News. They’ll also get the opportunity to learn and work with partner Glasgow Kelvin College, working towards a Modern Apprenticeship Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media.





Track Launch & Industry Panel Success !

The Behind the Noise track launch & industry panel on Saturday were a great success!

Well done guys, you hit over 14,000 plays in your first weekend. Plays are increasing all the time for the 10 original tracks and 9 exciting covers. All BTN student recordings are now live on Soundcloud.

Check them out here & keep sharing

A massive thank you goes out to our panel of industry professionals for sharing their knowledge and experience with our students at the track launch on Saturday.

We were delighted to have radio DJ and music columnist for The Sun, Jim Gellatly , DF Concert’s Chris Beltran, Yvonne Morrison from Ticketmaster , Jamie Gilmour from EmuBands and band manager Sharon Stephen…very many thanks!!!

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Pre-Production & Industry Panel Day 2017


This year’s BTN Pre-Production & Industry Panel Day will take place on Sat 4th March between 12.30pm and 3.30pm at The Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, Glasgow.


NOTE – All students taking part in BTN are required to be at this event !


On the day you will receive your posters and ticket allocation for the upcoming Gig At The Grand shows. We will also be launching all of this year’s recordings live on Soundcloud and linking up all of your social media.

Last year the student recordings hit over 10,000 plays within the first 24 hours of their release so you have quite a challenge ahead!


Industry Panel

We’ve put together a great mix of folk who all work within the industry at various levels. There will be a 1 hour panel discussion about their various roles, how they got started and what advice they have for young people who are looking to enter the industry.

Each BTN group will need to prepare at least one question for any member of the panel so have a think about what’s important to you and what information could help you moving forward.


The panel includes:

Jim Gellatly – Presenter, Radio DJ and Music Journalist

For nearly 30 years Jim Gellatly has been championing new music on some of the country’s biggest stations including BBC Radio Scotland and Clyde 1. Along the way Jim was the first presenter in the world to feature now established acts like Biffy Clyro, Amy Macdonald and Twin Atlantic. In 2008 he was presented with the Radio Academy’s ‘John Peel Award for contribution to Music Radio’. Currently presenting a weekly showcase on Amazing Radio, Jim is also part of the team set to bring Rock Radio Glasgow to the airwaves in 2017. In addition to his radio work, Jim writes a weekly New Music column in The Scottish Sun, creates podcasts, and regularly DJs and hosts events throughout Scotland.



Yvonne Morrison – Ticketmaster Client Services Manager

After completing a post grad degree in Environmental Studies, Yvonne worked abroad for a few years before getting involved with ticketing for DF Concerts and King Tut’s. Now Client Services Manager at Ticketmaster, she manages a team handling accounts for many major promoters and venues across Scotland. She provides ticketing services for small shows right up to the largest of events at The Hydro, Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand and Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park amongst others.



Jamie Gilmour – EMU Bands (Digital Music Distribution Service)

After gaining a BA(Hons) in Commercial Music from the University of West of Scotland Jamie went on to hold positions at BASCA and the Scottish Music Centre. He has extensive experience in artist and music project management.
Jamie currently works with Glasgow based EMU Bands, a digital distribution service which assists artists across the world to make their music available on all mainstream digital platforms, ensuring that their work is catalogued correctly in order to receive maximum royalties.



Sharon Stephen – Band Manager

Sharon has worked in a variety of music roles for the last 15 years. She has spent time on the road as both tour and production manager but has also worked as an A&R Scout looking for new & emerging bands and artists. Sharon is currently focused on Artist Management and her current roster includes The Van Ts, Model Aeroplanes, Helen Marnie and We Were Promised Jetpacks.



Chris Beltram – Regional Scout for Atlantic Records / Assistant Booker for DF Concerts

Chris has his ear very much to the ground when it comes to ‘under the radar’ acts in Scotland. He also has experience as an artist having played guitar for Scottish band Fatherson. He released their debut album independently and toured all over the UK and Mainland Europe.
Last year he was on the judging panel for the T-Break stage at T In The Park, helping to decide which 16 bands got to play that year. He also programmes King Tut’s prestigious Summer Nights and New Year’s Revolution festivals. These line ups are the cream of the crop when it comes to the country’s emerging music talent. For someone still starting out in the industry he has a lot of valuable experience already under his belt that he is looking forward to sharing at the BTN Pre-Production & Industry Panel Day.


Look forward to seeing you all on Sat 4th March between 12.30pm to 3.30pm at The Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St.
Glasgow !

Team BTN

Further Education Open Day 2017

Sat 14th Jan 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm at The Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, Glasgow, G1 4QD – MAP

The Further Education Open Day 2017 is a great opportunity to hear from a variety of Universities and Colleges about available courses in music performance, sound production and music business. Brief presentations will be made by UWS, West College, Academy of Music & Sound, Edinburgh College, Napier, SAE and Glasgow Kelvin. Afterwards you will be able to speak with lecturers about your options in a relaxed and friendly environment. BTN team members will be on hand to help if you need us.

The event kicks off at 12.00pm sharp so don’t be late!

BTN at The Royal Concert Hall

Earlier in the year we put together a group of ex-BTN students to perform a short tribute to the late David Bowie.

Beyond The Noise was made up of seven young dudes from across Glasgow and Renfrewshire. Most of them had never met before but by the time they played Gig At The Grand 2016 they sounded like they had been on the road together for several months.

The Youtube video of the show even attracted comment from David Bowie’s ex-drummer Woody Woodmansey who said ‘well done guys, you did a brilliant job!!! Heroes!’

The performance also moved the not quite so famous Gary Condie at Glasgow City Council’s Partnership Team who put the band forward to close this year’s Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony at The Royal Concert Hall.

Unfortunately trying to pull the seven band members back together wasn’t so easy as they are all now working on creative projects of their own. Singer Cara and lead guitarist James had gigs on the same night. Their places were filled by Kiki and Janne who both worked incredibly hard to fill the gaps.

The band were again outstanding on the night playing the show out with Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ and ‘Heroes’.

“Performing in such an amazing venue to such a large audience was an incredible experience” said front man Stephen Rees.

A warm BTN thank you goes out to event organisers Irene and Viki from GCC.

Check out the original BEYOND THE NOISE show at The Classic Grand here


Click the image to view the Royal Concert Hall Gallery