BBC Scotland's new series TUNE reflects the magic of Scottish gigs on telly
- Katharine Gemmell
- 12 June 2019
The LaFontaines frontman Kerr Okan speaks about hosting the magazine-style show, which centres around live performances from headline acts
A brand new BBC Scotland series, TUNE, launched on Thursday and aims to capture Scotland's passion for live music on the telly. The magazine-style show is hosted by The LaFontaines frontman Kerr Okan and each episode features a headline act filmed at their live gig in Scotland.
Kerr Okan explained, 'TUNE isn't a conventional music show, it represents a shift from the old guard, a show not afraid to represent a true reflection of where music is going in Scotland and beyond.'
While the format will centre around the live shows, in between tracks Kerr will also introduce other sessions from around the country and chat to the people behind Scotland's music scene. The show will reflect the diversity of the Scottish music scene by leaving no genre or subculture left untouched – covering everything from indie to grime, dance to metal and beyond.
The first episode (launched Thu 6 Jun) features Frank Carter and Lewis Capaldi, while the second episode (Thu 13 Jun) follows Chvrches as they play their biggest homecoming concert at Glasgow's SSE Hydro. Additionally, there will be appearances from Fatherson's Ross Leighton, grime-fusion maker Nova Scotia the Truth and Dublin hip hop artist Kojaque. Other stars featured throughout the series are Dodie, Sam Fender, the Vaccines and Honeyblood.