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Caley Thistle manager's daughter has big fixture as DJ at TRNSMT

By Margaret Chrystall

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A young DJ who has scored an invitation to play TRNSMT this weekend has paid tribute to the support for her chosen career from her mum and dad Billy – manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

DJ EVA excited to be invited to play at TRNSMT.
DJ EVA excited to be invited to play at TRNSMT.

With her goal to become a professional DJ, Eva Dodds – who appears as DJ EVA – told the Glasgow Times this week that when the invitation to play TRNSMT came, she thought it was a joke.

She said: “I'd never even considered anything like TRSNMT."

The 22-year-old, who has a degree in commercial music, has aimed to become a DJ since first trying out some decks as a teenager.

She has been working towards that since, practising in her bedroom and building up the kit she needs.

Eva has gone from playing parties to trying out at small venues before getting a regular slot, then moving up to play city gigs such as The Poetry Club, The Berkeley Suite and SWG3.

Initially, after hearing from TRNSMT, Eva was convinced it was a joke.

But the young DJ is delighted to get the chance to play the high profile event and said: "To be able to say that my first ever festival will be my hometown one, and it being Scotland’s biggest, is unreal."

ICT manager Billy Dodds. Picture: Ken MacPherson
ICT manager Billy Dodds. Picture: Ken MacPherson

Eva went on to say that without the support of her family, including mum Caron, dad Billy, brother Cameron and her auntie Heather, pushing her to achieve her dream, she wouldn’t be where she is today.

“My family have been big for me getting to do what I do as they have always been behind me cheering me on. A huge thanks to my mum and dad for being there too and getting me into it as they really did back my DJing."

Maybe it should be no surprise that Eva's football manager dad Billy has been so positive in his support.

When Inverness Caledonian Thistle appointed him their manager two years ago, the team's chief executive Scott Gardiner explained one of the reasons Eva's dad had been chosen to manage the team, saying: "I saw the positive frame of mind he was constantly in".

TRNSMT is on this weekend with 50,000 expected at Glasgow Green with acts including Niall Horan, Pulp, The View and many more. DJ EVA is due to play the Boogie Bar on the Friday line-up.


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