Alan McGee is a Scottish businessman and music industry executive. He has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian.
He is best known for co founding and running in the independent Creation Records label and is the man who discovered & signed Oasis. Join Alan at the Proact Stadium as he discusses his career, the music industry and his relationship with bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream. You will also have the opportunity to ask Alan a question.
In 1997, the revitalised Labour Party took note of McGee’s accomplishments with Creation. they got him to spearhead a media campaign prior to the General Election in order to appeal to Britains youth culture. He was largely responsible for changing government legislation in relation to musicians being able to go on the new deal which gave musicians three years to develop and be funded by the government instead of having to take other jobs to survive.
Other significant bands that were signed by Creation records include: 3 Colours Red, The Boo Radleys, Bernard Butler, Heavy Stereo, Bob Mould, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Saint Etienne, Kevin Rowland, Super Furry Animals, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The House of Love, RIde, Slowdive. He is currently the manager for the Happy Mondays, Black Grape, Shaun Ryder, Cast, Glasvegas, The Bluetones.
The night itself will be hosted by author & broadcaster, Rob Fiddaman.
11th April – St Lukes – Glasgow
12th April – Opium No 10 – Barnsley
26th April – Chesterfield Football Club
28th April – The Underground – Stoke on Trent
3rd May – Norden Farm Centre for Arts – Maidenhead
4th May – The Studio – Hartlepool
10th May – Pyramid Arts Centre – Warrington
11th May – The Mansefield – Rugeley
25th May – Square Chapel – Halifax
31st May – The Thunderbolt – Bristol
6th June – Corran Halls – Oban
7th June – Queens Hall – Dunoon
11th June – Exeter Phoenix
21st June – St Pauls – Worthing
22nd June – The Guildhall – Cambridge
28th June – The Old Dr Bells Baths – Edinburgh
29th June – Café Drummond – Aberdeen
23rd August – The Venue – Derby
3rd November – The Glee Club – Cardiff
4th November – The Glee Club – Birmingham
5th November – The Glee Club – Nottingham
7th November – The Glee Club – Glasgow