Updated: Mar 16
We’re buzzin’ for y’all to see the cornucopia of talent in our Plugged In & Wired virtual festival. We’re counting down to the 26th of March, are you? On this Southside Sunday meet up and coming band AMSAY, the obsessed and boxed up Miss A Legg, and you can read more about our headliners; spoken word artist Kevin P. Gilday, polyamorous comedian Shari Levine, the dreamy folk goddess Asthmatic Harp, the four blokes including Morgan Cry and critically acclaimed author Jackie McLean.
Content for our virtual festival has blown us away and we’re stoked to be able to curate such a quality line up of entertainment and talent for you during these crazy times. We can’t stress how important it is to show all these wonderful creatives some support, from simply giving them a like on their socials, sharing their work, to buying merch or showing your appreciation in their virtual tip jars. Every bit helps and most of all you’ll be helping to keep hope and the arts alive. Thank you and enjoy meeting todays bountiful batch of beauties bent on making life better through creativity!
AMSAY – MUSIC
In AMSAY’s Lockdown Set (Again/Victor Was A Victim/This Girl) fans of alt-rock (Radiohead/Interpol), shoegaze (Slowdive/Beach House) and midwest emo (American Football/Red House Painters) will not be disappointed. AMSAY’s music has been described as “shoegazey, dream pop, sway your head back and forth kind of vibe...laced with twinkly chords and shimmering vocals” and brings a jangly, Smiths-esque tone to the genre. AMSAY are an alt-rock Glasgow based trio who formed at the beginning of last year, comprised of Sam Bennett (vocals/guitar), Louis Fitzpatrick (bass) and Michael Bennett (drums). The lads had begun gigging around the city before lockdown started, playing venues such as The Amethyst and downstairs at King Tuts. AMSAY released a single back in May which was received warmly, being featured on Californian music blog Dim Things and the Italian shoegazeblog. They were also interviewed on Sunny Govan Radio’s Inspiration Hour back in July, where they chatted about the songmaking process and general mental health during lockdown. AMSAY will be returning to play live venues around Scotland in 2021 as soon as the pandemic hellscape has subsided, but until then you can follow them on Instagram, Soundcloud, Youtube and Facebook
MISS A LEGG – SPOKEN WORD
Miss A Legg is currently studying MLitt Theatre Studies at Glasgow University. Before lockdown she performed regularly as a solo performer at events in Glasgow and beyond! This includes appearances at Express Yourself, She Grrrowls and Plug In Girls. Recently she has done a few live online events as well as short video projects. Video projects include Insights Platforms/Insights Digital- where she performed her solo piece In A Box. Other video projects include multiple collaborations as The Daft Duo with friend Sara Palomarr. Live online gigs include Spangled Cabaret at home, Heat 4 of NOCY (New Online Comedian of the Year 2020), and 2 Funny Women Edinburgh Alternative Interview events. Miss A Legg is a performer member of The New Works Playhouse and a member of The Not-God Complex directory and part of the Southside Fringe Advisory team. Her solo performances tend to feature a blend of amazing alliteration, ridiculous rhyming, silly singing, preposterous props and dazzling dancing (often with donuts). As part of Plugged In & Wired Miss A Legg is trying to get over an ex in My Obsession Confession and after being prompted to think “How do you keep a creative mind b