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Wed 24th Sep at 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Ryder Cup Gala Concert
@ The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Featuring: Jake Bugg, Texas, Twin Atlantic, Nina Nesbitt, Eddi Reader, Midge Ure, Scottish Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), Scottish Opera, Nile Rodgers, Amy Macdonald, Danny George Wilson
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Ryder Cup Gala Concert: Jake Bugg + Texas + Twin Atlantic + Nina Nesbitt + Eddi Reader + Midge Ure + Scottish Ballet + Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) + Scottish Opera + Nile Rodgers + Amy Macdonald + Danny George Wilson
The European and USA Ryder Cup teams will head a showpiece event including top music acts, a full orchestra and Scotland’s major arts bodies to create a truly unique, once in a lifetime concert.
Jake Bugg, Texas, Twin Atlantic, Nina Nesbitt, Eddi Reader and Midge Ure will join Scottish Ballet, RSNO, National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Opera are the first names to be announced for The 2014 Ryder Cup Gala Concert.
As golf fans from across the globe gather in Scotland to experience The 2014 Ryder Cup (23rd-28th September), top names in golf, music and the arts will unite for one evening only to create an unmissable and extraordinary event.
Curated by celebrated Creative Director Kim Gavin, whose portfolio includes the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, Take That Progress Live Tour (2011) and the Concert for Diana (2007); world renowned talent from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland will share the stage for the first time with contemporary artists and select acts will perform unique collaborations with a full orchestra from the RSNO.
Flashes of fashion, bespoke short films and never-before-seen live performances will build the tension and excitement around The 2014 Ryder Cup as the audience is introduced to the European and USA Teams, meeting for the first time live on stage alongside captains, Paul McGinley and Tom Watson.
This event takes place at The SSE Hydro, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Young singer/songwriter Jake Bugg stands out as one of the most exciting new UK acts to emerge from 2012, managing to effortlessly straddle the gap between authenticity and mainstream appeal.
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This Glasgow based band have been playing their mix of rock, soul and new country sounds for over ten years (they were formed in 1986 by bassist Johnny McElhone). With the release of White On Blonde in 1997 they became major stars, propelled by huge pop hits such as Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy. Many groups could be destroyed by such success, but Texas have continued writing and recording, sustained by their very particular love of music, and listeners can still enjoy the classic mix of Sharleen Spiteri's distinctive vocals with an experienced band who know what they're doing.
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Glaswegian quartet bringing heavy rock across the country with stabbing guitars and vocalist Sam McTrusty's charming style.
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Nina Nesbitt’s burning ambition has always been to be an acclaimed singer and thanks to a certain flame-haired star her dreams are starting to come true. The half Scottish /half Swedish teenager’s big break came earlier this year when she attended a low-key Ed Sheeran show in Edinburgh. Before the gig a friend told Ed that Nina had uploaded a cover of his colossal hit ‘The A Team’ onto YouTube so, while setting up, Ed asked Nina to perform one of her own songs for him. Suitably impressed, Ed contacted Nina and personally asked her to support him at his sold-out UK shows. Better still, Nina even got to come on during Ed’s set to perform a rousing duet of the Leonard Cohen classic ‘Hallelujah’ (later covered by Jeff Buckley and Alexandra Burke).
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Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single 'Perfect' and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to life all forms of song and what sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance.
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From Slik and The Rich Kids to Ultravox and Band Aid, Midge has produced consistently innovative and excellent pop music. Fronting Ultravox, Midge had nine top 10 albums and sold in excess of 20 millions records in the UK alone before moving on to an equally successful solo career. His most successful song though remains the multi-million selling Do They Know It's Christmas, which he co-wrote with Bob Geldof.
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Scotland's National Dance Company and the UK's fourth largest company, employing 36 professional dancers, 30 support staff and a part-time freelance orchestra of up to 70 musicians.
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This company has a diverse and innovative repertoire and is led by Alex Reedijk.
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Since her rise to fame in 2007 with her debut album 'This Is The Life', the Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Scottish songstress continues to take the world by storm with her brand of rootsy folk-rock.
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Venue: The SSE Hydro
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Bookings: 0844 395 4000
→ Exhibition Centre Glasgow 9 min walk