Club owner and manager discusses the art and science of enjoying music.
About the speaker
Nick Stewart is the owner and manager of Sneaky Pete’s music venue. He’s been working in music for over ten years, initially promoting gigs with a sideline in bar work and cleaning, then DJing and venue management before taking on a venue himself in 2008. He’s well connected in the live and DJ worlds and has built up the club to have a national and international reputation as a quality intimate venue. Sneaky Pete’s is tiny, just 100 capacity, and is seen as a cornerstone of the Scottish music scene. Until recently Nick covered all aspects of booking and operations for the venue, and now he’s been expanding his team. That’s allowed him to do some interesting work outside of the club, including working to amend Edinburgh Council’s infamous “inaudibility clause”.
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I think now more than ever we really need amazing music venues that really allow audiences to pay attention and to listen. — Nick Stewart
In a world full of notifications and feeds, it’s more valuable than ever to really hold your experience and your awareness. — Nick Stewart
I think music is an incredible experience that we can all enjoy. — Nick Stewart
I want more people to go out to more places more often. — Nick Stewart
When you’re existing and really experiencing that moment, that’s a higher plane to be on. — Nick Stewart