Born to be Wide relaunches at a new home

  • 12 March 2008

Music club moves to Voodoo Rooms

Edinburgh’s fortnightly club night, music scene networking event and general midweek social club, Born to be Wide, is relaunching at a new venue, Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms, from April.

The first date at the new site will be on 3 April with Martin Atkins, former PiL, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface and Ministry drummer and head honcho of Invisible Records. Atkins comes to talk about his book, Tour Smart, which is billed as the essential practical guide for any band taking their music out on the road.

Atkins’ appearance is the first in a series of planned talks by industry faces on making it in music. The talks will start at 7.45pm, and the DJing kicks off at 9pm.

Born to be Wide began four years ago and was conceived by Scottish music scene veteran Olaf Furniss, industry scout Brodie Smithers and music video director Martin Smith. It is currently run by Furniss as a space to help nurture relations within the Scottish music scene.

The club is open to all with an interest in the industry, and is a place in which to share ideas and seek advice, and for new and unsigned artists to ply their wares to those in the Scottish music scene.

The penultimate event at the night’s current home, The Street, is on Thursday 6 March with Malcolm Ross and Fresh Air Radio playing some of their most loved tunes on the decks.

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