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Students at Bath College are out to impress as they showcase their skills to some of the south west’s biggest names in the music industry.


Music students are gearing up for two public events on consecutive nights to try to impress industry leaders as their course draws to an end.


The students have organised the two events themselves to share their talents in areas such as performance, music sequencing, sound recording, acoustics, composition and DJing.


Music Technology students will host an ‘Isotropic’ electronic music and visual exhibition on Thursday, June 11 to network and share their profiles with industry professionals, performers, producers, promoters and record labels.


Then all Music students will come together on Friday June 12 to host the BA1 Records end of year live music show to celebrate their successes and achievements over the last two years. It will see every student performing on stage and promoting their websites, video and EP releases.


Music Lecturer Ginny Saunders said it was going to be a busy week with both the industry showcase and end of year show.


She said:  “The students will be showcasing their music and digital profile alongside live DJs and multi- media visuals.


“Industry professionals, performers, labels, producers, promoters, PRs & agents will be invited to meet our maestros and sample their current catalogues.


“It’s about bringing the industry into the College.”


She added: “We are always loud and proud when it comes to blowing our own trumpet as the College has seen students & ex-students enjoying considerable international success.”


Guests at the events will receive copies of ‘Now that’s What I Call BA1 Music!,’ a CD release featuring the a selection of tracks from second year students.


Bath College’s music department runs a variety of courses in both performance and production and has established itself as the forerunner in music education.


With four in-house studios and renowned DJs and producers among teaching staff, students are encouraged to record and release music, and stage live events and club nights across Bath and Bristol.


Bath College has seen music students and ex-students enjoying international success. For example, Gabrielle Aplin is signed to Parlophone, has toured internationally and secured the Christmas number one in 2013, and singer-songwriter Laura Doggett recently signed a major label deal and performed on the Jools Holland Show.


Meanwhile, Max Goff is on a world tour playing bass for Tom Odell, Lascel Wood made it through as an X-Factor finalist, and house producer/DJ Julio Bashmore is signed to Dirty Bird and has his own Radio 1 show.


Both evening events are open to the public and will be held in Bath College’s Performance Space.


If you would like to book a place at these events or want more information, contact Ginny Saunders on 07712 651679 or saundersg@bathcollege.ac.uk.

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