GigSmart Ireland is pleased to announce that, “The Compilation Returns” on 14 October.
The double disc compilation album will feature dozens of bands and solo performers covering a diverse range of genres, highlighting the depth of talent in the country at present. Boasting talents such as Meteor New Comer Award nominees and Oxygen 05 performers amongst many other talented acts, the album will be instrumental in bringing to the fore, some of the most talented independent acts in the country.
Having tasted success previously in 2003 with their first compilation reaching no. 6 in the compilation charts and more recently with a string of top thirty single successes in 2004, GigSmart is hoping that the next compilation will bring some added attention to the many acts that make up GigSmarts independent music community.
GigSmart is quickly becoming recognised as a fertile development ground for success with previous and existing affiliated bands scoring record deals, meteor nominations and international tours. GigSmart has also provided a platform for acts to perform dates across the UK, US and Canada. The aim of the organisation this year to develop further in assisting Irish bands and artists to release, tour and promote their material to expanding audiences.
GigSmart “Our approach somewhat differs to most other music promotional companies. We try and promote a philosophy of community development at GigSmart. We focus on active participation within GigSmart because without it, musicians may find themselves lost in a maze of PR and brown nosing to try and get the smallest bit of recognition.
” We’re not trying to “manufacture” the next U2 here, just give the performers a fighting chance to get their music out there. Our role is in identifying just the right mix of talent and hard work and putting it in the right place at the right time, we do that and we all start to get places. The bands that have released material through GigSmart have done well, some have gone on to bigger and better things and some are still developing. We will continue to work hard to raise the profile of all the bands and of our organisation as a whole to develop audiences. Without developing the interest it cant be sustainable, we keep at it so all boats rise together, well …that’s the theory anyway”