Author Archives: Graeme Thomas

About Graeme Thomas

I work in the Edinburgh office of Brown Paper Tickets in Business Development. I am a big fan of live music and stand up gigs. When indoors you can not go wrong with a good DVD boxset. I really enjoy getting out and meeting new producers/venues and showing them what we do!

Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, January 20 Identity Parade: The Deadly Winters, Paul Gilbody & Steve Heron The Village – Edinburgh  Showcasing the best in Scotland’s growing music scene in an intimate and informal manner, each ‘Identity Parade’ features three bands, one compere and many tunes in the unique setting that is The Vilage in Leith, Edinburgh. ‘Identity Parade’ is a showcase which is aimed at supporting the Edinburgh music scene. Originally set up by musician Alan R Davison and Woosh Entertainment’s Keith Easton, ‘Identity Parade’ brings together musical talent from all over Scotland, offering a variety of different sounds. This week’s instalment features The Deadly Winters whose latest release was called “an accomplished and mature piece of work..stuffed full of lovely melodies and toe-tapping charm” by Radar of The Scotsman New Music Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom


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Spreading Good Karma in the UK

 We are spreading some Good Karma in the UK. With Christmas on the horizon no doubt you will find yourself in town more often. Which means more parking, and while you spend more time in shops trying to figure out what to get your loved ones, there also may be ample opportunity for a traffic warden to write you out a ticket. This is what we call Bad Karma!

Not to worry! You may be one of the people lucky enough to have found a Good Karma Ticket behind your parking ticket. Why is this Good Karma?

Well, this “Good Karma Ticket” gets you two free tickets for anything on our site with a value of up to £20 per ticket but it must be redeemed by the 31st of December.

People in London, Bath, Edinburgh and Glasgow have already received some Good Karma and there is more on the way! Be on the lookout for your “Good Karma Ticket” courtesy of your friends at Brown Paper Tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 2, 2011 in BPT


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Graeme Interviews Podcaster Jesse Thorn in London

Recently I was lucky enough to meet up with America’s radio sweetheart Jesse Thorn. Jesse was in London to do his talk Make Your Thing, which is “a crash course in independent thing-making in the internet age“

Over the past ten years, Jesse Thorn has built his college radio show, The Sound of Young America, into an independent media powerhouse – and a full-time job. When the show was picked up for distribution by Public Radio International, Thorn became the youngest national public radio host ever. His other media efforts, like the hit podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! and the style blog and video series Put This On have been similarly successful. His work has been featured in Time, Salon, The New York Times and BoingBoing, among others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Radio


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BPT Mixtape #14 – Graeme’s UK Rock City!

It’s been too long since we’ve posted a BPT Mixtape, but fear not, the wait is over. Graeme over in our UK office put together a killer mix of his favorite hard-rocking hits. Lots of great stuff here: classic 70’s hard rock with AC/DC and KISS, some nice Brit-pop courtesy of Oasis, James and the Manic Street Preachers and current indie-rock faves The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem. There’s even some comedic rapping courtesy of New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords! One thing these songs all have in common? They all rock. Thanks Graeme. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in BPT, Mixtapes


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From the UK Office – Edinburgh Festival Begins August 5th!

The Edinburgh Festival comes round faster and faster every year…. and it’s here again! There is so much to do and see it can be overwhelming: cabaret, children’s shows, comedy, dance, music, theatre. If it’s live entertainment then it is here and Brown Paper Tickets is happy to be organizing a couple of events ourselves.

We are running football for performers on Sunday the 7th, the 14th and the 21st. Tickets available here.

We are also opening our office doors on the 18th for our Festival Open House. Everyone is welcome to attend both, and we hope they’ll become annual events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Arts, Music


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Seattle: Not All Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs!

Graeme Thomas from our UK office in Edinburgh, Scotland just came out to Seattle for a visit to the home office and a few comedy spots around town. He was kind enough to share his experiences with us in blog form. So, without further ado, Graeme Thomas everyone:

I’d been asked (forced against my will really) to come to the States for some training in our Seattle office (I know what could I do, it’s all work work work). I dully agreed to the torturous ordeal of flying out to the States (No entertainment between Newark and Seattle!? Come on Continental… up your game!)

Anyway I touched down and got my bags, and my taxi (by “taxi” I mean Kelly) was waiting for me, who very kindly dropped me off at my flat (apartment). I really appreciate the lift as I am sure Kelly had better things to do with her time.

I didn’t know too much about Seattle I’d heard it was famous for Microsoft, Coffee, Nirvana, The Space Needle, Frasier and of course Kenny G, so I looked forward to what was in store for me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in BPT


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