Making music

Posted on 29th April 2016

28 April 2016 proved a doubly exciting day for our Music Production students.

For one thing, it was the day of our annual Music Production Showcase - a major live music event featuring some of the best new acts from across the region.

The evening offered a broad range of modern musical tastes. The sets ranged from traditional acoustic artists, through contemporary female vocalists, to hip hop and punk.

Earlier that day our Music Production students had released their new single - 'In My Dream' performed by Sarah Fido. Sarah sang live at the evening's show - and gave a superb performance, no doubt boosted by the news that our single had already reached number two in Amazon UK's Movers & Shakers Chart! (And it was to climb even higher!)

Music Production student performing

Head of Media, Dr Alec Charles said: "This was a great event - some really brilliant music. And I love the single - great composition, great production and of course great vocals - it's fantastic that it's done so well in the charts and received the recognition it truly deserves."

BA Commercial Music Production and BA Music Production & Promotion programme leader Jim Mason added: "It was a great moment when Sarah was introduced to the stage to perform a single high in the Amazon UK Movers & Shakers chart. The students have worked so hard to make this event a success and the enthusiasm and passion of the acts and crowd helped give them the event they deserved."

The next day - 29 April - our single reached number one in the Amazon UK Movers & Shakers Chart!

Meanwhile - in other exciting music-related news - our student radio station will be broadcasting an exclusive interview with the one-and-only pop legend Chesney Hawkes on Sunday 1 May!