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Just witnessed an actual masterclass in hosting by @GrantStott973 – different class. @CrohnsColitisUK @sickkids #Prestonfield House

 

– Greg McHugh: @gregjmchugh; Twitter, 30 April 2016

 

RADIO

 

Radio Forth is where it all began for me in 1990. Ten years later I took over the Forth 1 daytime slot and went on to host it for 17 years. I called time on it in January 2017 to take a short radio hiatus to tour my 2016 Fringe show "Tales from Behind the Mic" with plans to return to the airwaves later in the year!

 

As well as Forth, I have hosted a number of programmes on BBC Radio Scotland including "The Fred Macaulay Show" and "Off The Ball".

 

Over the years, there hasn't been an hour of the day I haven't been on air at some point or another and there have been many highlights including winning The Bighearted Scotland Entertainer of the Year Award and a Sony Award Nomination, but the one highlight that will be hard to top, is my wee internet sensation, "That's Fife", which I first performed as a filler at The Radio Forth Awards in 2011 and went on to notch up over 200,000 hits on YouTube.

 

 

 

DJ Grant Stott hosts a regular morning radio show on Forth One from Monday to Friday.

My first foray onto the stage was in the Panto "Dick Whittington" at The Kings Theatre in Glasgow in 1993 and since then I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredible names: Jimmy Logan, Gerard Kelly, Elaine C. Smith, Barbara Rafferty, Eileen McCallum, Jan Wilson, Cannon & Ball and Christopher Biggins.

 

Teaming up with Allan Stewart and Andy Gray for the first time in 2000 started what has become a terrific partnership on – and off – stage at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.

 

This years "Cinderella" will be my 24 year in panto and my 17th consecutive season at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.

 

PANTO

 

“…his portrayal of Queen Sadista is outrageously, extravagantly fabulous.”

– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; EdinburghGuide.com

 

“…he’s up there with his co-stars for his ability to work a crowd.”

– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Daily Record

 

I took my first, scary steps away from the world of Panto in 2013 to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in the sold out production of “Kiss Me, Honey, Honey!” with Andy Gray which won a Scotsman Fringe First and went on to tour across Scotland then returned to the Fringe in 2014 for a limited run of 6 nights.

 

Andy and I teamed up again at the Fringe in 2015 in the critically acclaimed play “Willie and Sebastian” which was a dark comedy written by Ian Pattison and based on the real life characters Willie Donaldson and Sebastian Horsley.

 

2016 has already been a very exciting year as Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and I joined forces (out of Panto) in a brand new play “Canned Laughter”. It toured Kirkcaldy, Glasgow and Aberdeen before playing a full week at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh in March and April.

 

Earlier this year I debuted my one man show at the Fringe and am delighted to say the whole run of 24 shows sold out. “Tales From Behind The Mic” sees me sharing some of the bizarre, awkward and funny moments from my time on the radio, TV and Panto. It will tour in Spring 2017. Get your tickets now!

 THEATRE

Poster for Grant Stott's Tales from Behind The Mic, from 03 to 29 August 2016 at 5.45pm in the Guilded Balloon Teviot Dining Room.

 

THE CRITICS SAID…

 

“delivered with pace and comic expertise...the audience lapped it up” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; Broadway Baby

 

“Broad, cheeky and deceptively carefully crafted, "Grant Stott's Tales from Behind the Mic" is a great success” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; All Edinburgh Theatre

 

“Always the consummate professional in all his roles, this is a show which is slick with professionalism….A real Edinburgh Gem” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; The Edinburgh Reporter

 

“Hugely likeable…..Stott brings his material to glorious life” - Tales From Behind The Mic Review; The Scotsman

 

 

“Stott is the revelation here, usually seen as the pantomime villain, his finely tuned portrayal of the innocent Graham displays an up until now unseen dramatic talent.”

– Kiss Me Honey, Honey; The Reviews Hub

 

“Stott’s quick quips keep pace and energy up while also providing laugh-a-minute entertainment.”

– Allan Stewart’s Big, Big Variety Show; The Reviews Hub

 

“Grant Stott plays Rory and provides beating dramatic heart of the show…… he’s really good. His fall from grace is utterly heartbreaking.”

– Canned Laughter Review; Broadway Baby

 

“Stott is absent from much of the comedy, instead portraying a spectral, downbeat figure that is extremely touching and demonstrates what an effective stage performer he has become.”
– Canned Laughter Review; All Edinburgh Theatre

 

“It would have been nice to see more of Grant Stott, whose two appearances give the whole production a lift.”

– Barry Gordon, Evening News Review of "Return to the Forbidden Planet"

 

Throughout my career I have presented a variety of TV programmes and made regular contributions on STV's Scotland Tonight, SKY News and BBC News - although, quite possibly, my career highlight was guest presenting an entire episode of "Jackanory" in 1997.

 

Most recently, in October 2015 I joined STV Edinburgh as the Friday night host of The Fountainbridge Show.

 

TELEVISION PRESENTING CREDITS:

– Go45 and See You, See Me - BBC Education

– Wemyss Bay 902101 - STV

– Fully Booked - BBC

– Children in Need - BBC

– Feeling Good - BBC

– Scotsport - STV

– The Hour - STV

TELEVISION

Grant Stott has anchored STV's Scotsport on many occasions

 

"Over the past 6 years we have worked with various hosts and without doubt Grant Stott was head and shoulders above everyone else. His professionalism, infectious enthusiasm and 'can do' attitude ensured that Honda Northern Dealer Awards was a night that the dealers would not forget for some time."

 

– Steven Graham, Honda UK Area Sales Manager

 

EVENTS

HERE IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF MY EVENTS WORK:

 

REGULAR EVENTS:

– Scotland’s Six Nations and Autumn Test matches at BT Murrayfield.

– Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens.

– The Radio Forth Awards at The Usher Hall.

– Ladies Day - Musselburgh Racecourse.

 

Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, SKY, Honda UK, Microsoft UK, Eastern BMW, The Scottish, London and National Transport Awards, The Scottish Property Awards, The Scottish Home Awards, The Scottish Legal Awards,The Edinburgh Council Staff Awards, Lothian Buses Driver of the Year Awards, Charlie Miller Hairdressing and many others.

 

CHARITY EVENTS & CLIENTS INCLUDE:

It's Good 2 Give, SiMBA, Prostate Scotland, The Princes Trust, The Sick Kids Edinburgh, St. Columba's Hospice, Maggies, CHAS, MacMillan Cancer Support and The Edinburgh Moonwalk.

CORPORATE EVENTS & CLIENTS INCLUDE:

 

"Grant is the perfect host for our event as he is at all times highly professional, meticulously prepared, charming and funny. He is just the right mix of taking his role seriously and doing a highly professional job and being appropriately cheeky. Grant, for us, is a really safe pair of hands as host of our Awards Ceremony and I don't mean that in a boring way, I mean that he hosts and holds everything together for us. I have every confidence in him and know that he puts other presenters at ease. He is also always looks like he's have a ball and that is infectious!"

 

– Gillian Hunt, City of Edinburgh Council

 

I've worked extensively in the voice over field as well from radio to dvd to audio tours and events, my dulcets have been heard all over and presently your can hear them as I narrate "The Mart" on BBC1 on Monday nights at 7:30!

 

VOICEOVER PROJECTS

Regular voice of Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Firework Concert.

 

Other clients include:

 

Alba Kitchens

Lothian Buses - "Heritage" and "Horrible Histories" Tours

Tennents Lager

Scottish Borders Council

Edinburgh City Council

Petrofac

Gleneagles

Eastern Western Motor Group

hit 92.9 Perth (Australia)

 

VOICEOVER

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CONTACT

Grant Stott, radio DJ on Forth One, television presenter, Scottish cultural commentator, Hibernian FC supporter, events host and panto villain

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