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Who are you and where are you from?
We are GIGCO. And we are a tech start-up based in Tyneside. Our team is deeply rooted in our culturally rich region. We love music and community.

What is it you do?
We are a live music discovery app. We collect the data from all the venues in the region. This means we list all Tyne and Wear’s live music and club nights. So, whatever scene you are into, you can find it in the GIGCO app. We have created a comprehensive platform that showcases all live music events across the region. Our app enables users to effortlessly discover, track, and engage with an extensive array of live performances, venues, and artists. We strive to ensure that no music lover misses out on their favourite gigs or the chance to explore new musical experiences. 

How long have you been doing it?
GIGCO launched its first version in December of 2022. In December 2023 we updated the app with new features focused on fan engagement.

What inspires you?
Our inspiration stems from the region, the people and the music. We see the passion and the joy music brings to people‚Äôs lives. We see the effort that venue owners and artists put into providing a place for collective experiences. We want to support these efforts. 

Tell us about your work.
GIGCO serves as the ultimate guide for music lovers, offering a one-stop destination to explore, connect, and engage with the live music industry. Our platform boasts unbiased event listings, twice as many venues and events compared to competitors, and a personalized feed tailored to users’ preferences. We take pride in being the comprehensive solution for discovering the best of live music in our region. But its more than that. Our app is a directory for any artist starting on their career. And we have a database of over 5000 artists who have performed in the region. 

What have you got coming up in the future?
We are developing more new features, including stores where artists, venues and fans can sell their music-related products. We are also expecting to move out across the region and then the rest of the UK. 

Where can people find out more about you?
You can find out more about GIGCO by downloading our app. We are on both iOS and Android. You can also connect with us on the usual social media channels. We are @gigcoapp on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We are also super keen to talk directly to people. If you want to give us feedback or know more, please email [email protected]. We would love to hear from you. 

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