Congratulations to Andy Steven who has been nominated in Lighting Designer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Andy Steven now!. It’s going to be another great night at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Sunday 4th December in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Why not join us for a brilliant night of music and awards. Buy a ticket here.
We asked Andy of Andy Steven the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I’ve been working in the Scottish entertainment industry as a lighting tech since the early 90’s, starting at the CCA working for the late great Bob Pringle, then CPE, The Arches, SMLighting. Currently freelance mostly for SML and LD for The Peatbog Faeries and The Proclaimers.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I’ve always loved Scottish music and have never really felt the desire to live/work anywhere else.
Any particular career highlights?
All the Heb Celt Festivals I’ve worked at.
Sold out Hydro show with The Proclaimers.
The film The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Lighting my favourite band The Trashcan Sinatras.
Any Peatbogs gig.
What are your plans for the future?
I’d love to carry on doing what I’m doing for as long as I can get away with it and avoid getting a real job.
The 2022 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are back to normal on the 4th December 2022! You will be able to watch it live in person (buy a ticket here),Watch it live in the UK at 9pm (GMT) on BBC ALBA and and around the world here. Bands performing on Sunday 4th December include Elephant Sessions, Fara, Trip, Eryn Rae Trio, The Auldeners, Gordon Shand Scottish Dance Band, Irish Minstrels, Tayside Young Fiddlers, and a James Alexander Tribute.
If you would like to support Hands Up for Trad in their work with Scottish trad music and musicians why not become a friend of Hands Up for Trad. In addition to our high profile events like the Scots Trad Music Awards, we also deliver a less well known, education programme for young people from 8yrs right through to young adults at the start of their careers. Read more here.