A new club night at The Nest will feature original compositions created by music technology students at Bath College.
Level 3 students entertained a large crowd at the first Isotropic club night in March, playing a mixture of electronic and urban music.
After a successful first night, they have been offered a regular slot at The Nest, which is keen to support young and emerging artists.
The night will be an opportunity for students to play their music in public and learn valuable skills in event management.
Mark Smithers, learning coordinator for music technology, is excited to see the club night become an established part of the Bath music scene.
He said: “This is an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their own compositions in a public venue. It’s quite a big step up from DJing and performing in college, and we’re very proud they’re doing that.
“It was extremely busy on our opening night, which was a very promising sign- it shows that the students can put on a good event.
“It got to midnight and people just kept coming in, so that by 1.30am the venue was completely full. To fill a venue with that many people was testament to how hard the students worked.”
Students made £150 profit from their first night at The Nest and this money will be used to turn the club night into a successful business, paying for décor and merchandise.
Each night will be organised by students, giving them experience of organising an event from start to finish.
Music technology student Taylor Lyon, 18, said: “It’s exciting to have the chance to show people what you can do. As soon as you see people enjoying it, it takes the pressure off. I’m glad everyone enjoyed it and I hope we get more people next time.”
Bath College has a thriving music department and counts chart toppers Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Doggett amongst its alumni. Laura, who studied music performance, played at The Nest last year before going on to support Taylor Swift at the British Summer Time festival.
It is hoped the club night will help other students build successful careers and find employment in the music industry.
Mr Smithers said: “We used the first event as a bit of networking opportunity. We invited people from industry down, our local radio stations, record labels and any movers and shakers in the music world.
“It’s all about work-based learning opportunities and linking with employers. The events management industry has a range of roles that students can work in and this is giving them direct experience of a job they can do on completion of their course.”
Max Johnson, who owns The Nest, said: “We like to encourage young musicians, whether they are DJs, acoustic musicians or live bands.
“They are the people who are producing new music for the future, so I’m really pleased to have this link with Bath College.”
The next Isotropic club night is on April 18, starting at 10pm.