Meet our team...
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Stephen Kirkwood - Founder
The founder of SKapade, Stephen, is one of the biggest names in the Scottish dance music scene. Stephen has spent over a decade perfecting his sound, releasing tracks on some of the biggest labels in the industry: Respekt, Subculture, FSOE, Clandestine, Reload Black, Naked Lunch, Yoshitoshi & many more. Over the years his tracks have been supported by artists such as Carl Cox, Above & Beyond, Spektre, Denis Sulta, Armin van Buuren. On the DJing front, Stephen also has the extensive gigging experience, having rocked the main room at Amnesia numerous times, supporting Paul Van Dyk at Shine Ibiza, playing Luminosity Beach Festival, and the main room of Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.
Steven Galloni - Head Of Communications
Steven Galloni, aka Big Gal, is one of our key DJ tutors as well as our Head of Communications here at SKapade. Gal brings a positive energy that is needed to get people & young people excited about becoming a DJ. Big Gal oozes confidence and helps all of our students feel very comfortable on the decks!
Claire Hart - Business Development
Claire’s extensive business knowledge is integral to the operation of SKapade. Claire ran business startup side for Princes’ Trust for West of Scotland. Claire has been vital in successfully securing funding bids and driving the development of the youth education side to SKapade.
Jack Dyer - Production Tutor
Primarily working under the alias Jacque Saravanté, Jack is a skilled DJ and Producer and is also among the longest-serving team members at SKapade. With releases on labels such as Deep Tech Records, Nite Move, Innocent Music, and Johnny Johnny, Jack has a wealth of experience that makes one of our most in-demand production tutors.
Reiss Armstrong - Workshop Delivery & DJ tutor
One of our longest serving team members, Reiss plays a key role in the delivery of our bespoke creative workshops for educational institutions. As a classically trained musician, Reiss transitioned to the world of DJing over 5 years ago and brings a unique approach to his delivery. Reiss regularly gigs across Scotland at a variety of events and has a true passion for helping others achieve their musical potential.
Gregor Burney - Workshop Coordinator
Originally starting as a member of the studio getting DJ lessons, Gregor quickly progressed from pupil to teacher and joined SKapade as a tutor for our Educational Workshops. Now helping to oversee our educational programmes, Gregor brings a wealth of production experience gained from achieving a BA(Hons) Audio Production from SAE Institute Glasgow.
Malc Barry - Digital Media
Having studied at Edinburgh College, and later gaining a BA (Hons) Music Business Degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Malc joined the team in 2019 and brings a wealth of Digital media experience to SKapade. Malc has DJed in venues as diverse as the o2 Academy Glasgow and Eden Ibiza and is an experienced user of Ableton Live with over 5 years of experience. Malc recently gained a qualification from Google Digital Garage in digital Marketing and manages our website and back end operations.
An experienced photographer and videographer, Eugenio plays a key role in the editing and delivery of our popular podcast the SKapade show, and our DJ and production courses. The Italian national is also a member of a local band who gig regularly throughout Scotland. Eugenio has a plethora of university qualifications from Italy and here in Scotland. A popular member and an essential part of our team.
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