About Morag Neil

Scary Biscuits Promotions is run by Morag Neil.

COVID 19 UPDATE:

Sadly, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all live tours and performances are cancelled/postponed throughout 2020. Hopefully they will be able to restart in 2021. Meanwhile, I am working with my clients to develop alternative, safe and innovative ways to get their work out in the world, including continuing to release new music and art, online performances etc.

This is such a difficult time for everyone, but especially for the whole professional creative ecosystem, where we are all interconnected – artists, venues, promoters, agents, tour managers and FOH staff, not to mention the printers (and all the people who put up the posters), press, photographers, record labels… the list is enormous. And of course, the audiences too.

Please take care, be kind to each other, stay safe, and hopefully we can all meet again on the other side.

 

I have been working in the arts for over 25 years (20 of them freelance) as producer, publicist and administrator, working with various venues, companies, individual artists and events, including 5 years as Marketing Manager for Edinburgh Mela and 2 years as Project Development Manager with The Audience Business, Scotland’s first audience development agency.

Over that time I have worked with a huge number of very talented and inspirational people, from a wide variety of backgrounds. The aim of Scary Biscuits Promotions is to use these connections to provide a complete marketing package and encourage collaborative ways of working.

Scary Biscuits is for musicians, artists, writers, directors and performers who don’t fit exactly into established categories but who have inspiration, talent, original ideas and who simply want, and need, to connect!  I am interested in long and short term projects, for marketing, promotion or simply to offer support and advice.

Current clients include the award winning “Man from Leith” Dean Owens, US/UK collective Buffalo Blood, award winning Glasgow chanteuse Christine Bovill, Alabama’s “queen of Southern gothic” Hannah Aldridge and the acclaimed multimedia event SHAMANIC – a dynamic collision of art, music and architecture led by Russian artist Maria Rud, iconic frontwoman of the Rezillos Fay Fife and Martin Metcalfe of The Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie.

Previous clients include singer Camille O’Sullivan, writer/director/actor Donal O’Kelly, singer/songwriter Adam Holmes, the mighty Tide Lines, Blue Rose Code, Chile’s inspirational musicians Quilapayun, the epic Struileag production Children of the Smoke (created by Jim Sutherland) and The Famous Spiegeltent – programming their Before the Fringe music lineup and promoting their summer music programme in 2016. And waaay back when, I started with innovative Scottish theatre company Communicado, and helped set up Blues 2000 (the very first festival at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, featuring Otis Rush, Odetta, Lazy Lester and many more).

Other Irish connections include the very talented Katie O’Kelly, UK Premieres of Irish plays Remember to Breathe and Eggsistentialism, and the innovative Fishamble – the New Play Company (Dublin) – Donal O’Kelly’s Little Thing, Big Thing and Maz & Bricks.

International dance companies include the frankly stunning Lok Chhanda from India, and Charo Cala Flamenco Company from Seville.

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