Who is Jim Gellatly?

Presenter of XFM Scotland’s Drivetime show, and hosting a weekly unsigned showcase on Amazing Radio (Digital Radio in Dublin and London & online), Jim’s a well-known face (for the radio?) in the Scottish music scene and beyond.

The former host of BBC Radio Scotland’s Music Bed, Dundee-born Jim Gellatly started his presenting career at MFR in Inverness over 20 years ago. Also working for Northsound 1, Beat 106 and the networked New Music show In:Demand Uncut (Bauer Radio), Jim’s played a role in uncovering many of the most important bands around, including Oasis, Snow Patrol and Coldplay.

The first person to play the likes of  Biffy Clyro, The Fratellis, Twin Atlantic, Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall on the radio, Coventry’s The Enemy have also credited Jim on several occasions for picking up on them while still unsigned.

In April 2008, at the O2 in London, he was presented with the Radio Academy’s ‘John Peel Award for contribution to Music Radio’. Previous winners include Kenny Everett, Richard Park, Alan Freeman, Tony Blackburn, Steve Wright, Pete Tong, Chris Tarrant and John Peel himself (the award was renamed after his death).

His weekly podcast ‘Jim Gellatly’s NEW MUSIC’ through Radio Magnetic and iTunes. The podcast was nominated as “Best Podcast or Radio Show” at the 2010 BT Digital Music Awards alongside Adam & Joe, Scouting For Girls and Jamie Cullum.

Jim also regularly DJs and hosts events throughout Scotland and is exclusively represented by Keith Easton at Woosh Entertainments:  keith@woosh.tv

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