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The Great Gig Guys!

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2017

22

Jul

We’re 10 years old!

Scottish production company, Zap! Entertainment Ltd is 10 years old this year. Join us, as we retrace our steps by highlighting a few of the past decade’s more memorable gigs. It’s been an interesting journey on a road with more twists and turns than a theme park rollercoaster. Check out our timeline below…

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11

Jan

SLC’s Christmas Light Switch-ons

Zap! Entertainment initially got involved with South Lanarkshire’s Christmas Lights Campaign way back in 2007 when we put our “High School Musical” song and dance show on stage at Lanark’s Festive Street Market. From that one-off gig, we’ve gone on to produce SLC’s Seasonal Switch-ons every November for more than a decade. With a programme […]

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2016

26

Sep

STV Appeal/Ha Ha Hamilton 2016

One year on but still flush with the success of our first big adventure in stand-up, Zap! Entertainment was again asked to produce the Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival. Almost immediately, we realised how Freddie Mercury must’ve felt when it came time to release the follow up single to “Bohemian Rhapsody”. How do you top […]

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2015

25

Sep

Comedy Festival 2015

Zap! Entertainment’s first foray into comedy promotion happened in late summer 2015 when were commissioned to produce the “Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival”.   With a programme schedule that included 9 days of pub/club/coffee bar/restaurant gigs we featured: comedy and karaoke singalongs curry/comedy buffet laugh-ins kids’ comedy workshops comedy movie nights stand-up shows and open-mic contests […]

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2014

15

Jul

Queen’s Baton Relay

What can we say about the Queen’s Baton Relay project for North Ayrshire Council? Three months’ worth of meetings, hundreds of hours in planning and site visits, and God knows how many phone calls/Skype sessions/emails/texts…and all for one day’s worth of activity. But what a day! Click the video “start” button and relive the madness….

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2012

04

Jul

Diamond Jubilee Visit to Glasgow.

As part of their week-long visit to Scotland, HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stopped off in Glasgow on July 4th 2012 to celebrate not one, but three Diamond Jubilee events. The first of the day was a morning service of thanksgiving held at Glasgow Cathedral and led by Rev Dr. Laurence Whitley….the last was […]

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2011

06

Aug

Jedward at The Glasgow Show 2011

There’s only one gig on our “Top Ten Events Of The Decade” timeline that gets mentioned twice and that’s The Glasgow Show. Zap! Entertainment’s long-term working relationship with Glasgow City Council on this highly successful event is documented further down the page (keep reading and you’ll discover it’s our top pick for 2009). However, due […]

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2010

07

Jul

Launch of Brown Cow, Glasgow

When the Scottish pioneer of the self-tanning business decided to launch an assault on the high-street beauty industry, she asked Zap! Entertainment to help co-ordinate the celebrity opening of her first salon in Glasgow. Sandra McClumpha – the Stirling based businesswoman behind the world-wide success of Fake Bake – invested more than £2 million into […]

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2009

30

Jun

The Glasgow Show

It began life in 2002 as a flower show attended by a few thousand people. By 2013 – its final year – The Glasgow Show had grown into something akin to Disneyland, becoming the highlight of the city’s summer events schedule and attracting more than 70,000 visitors. Held every year across “The Fair” holiday weekend, […]

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2008

20

Aug

The Real Wheel Deal!

Real Radio’s Robin Galloway recently got back in the saddle for Pedal Scotland, joining round the world cyclist, Mark Beaumont – and 5000 other participants – in a 55 mile fundraising run between Glasgow Green and Edinburgh. The intercity charity cycle – now in its 10th successful year – is Scotland’s biggest bike ride, pulling […]

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