End of Term Easter 2014 Gigs booked at Club 85, North Herts Premier Venue!

End of Term Easter gigs for all students have been booked in for April 2014 at Club 85 North Herts Premier Venue: http://www.club-85.co.uk

A variety of ‘classic rock’ from the 1970s and contemporary rock and pop will be showcased!

Dates below:

Level 3 Year 1 – Wednesday April 2nd 2014 – Doors 7pm

Level 2 and Level 3 Year 2 – Thursday April 3rd 2014 – Doors 7pm


Doors from 7pm / Tickets £5 on door and £4 in adv via Academy of Music and Sound

(For Tickets call 01462 424342 to reserve OR email hitchin@academyofmusic.ac.uk)

‘Maximo Tweeting’

Connor Wells and Cameron Bradbury performed a short acoustic set at the North Herts College Higher Education graduation ceremony evening to a packed hall of 350 people.

After the event they uploaded their youtube footage including ‘Apply some pressure’ by Maximo Park – they then got a tweet from Paul Smith the lead singer of the band praising them for their version!

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Great work guys!

Here’s the youtube link to their version of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj3gkgmCAww&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Level 3 Ext Dip students on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Our Year 2 trio of ‘Guy and The Hellcats’ Guy King (Gtr and Vocals) Cameron Howett (Drums) Liam Porter (Bass) performed a short morning set of acoustic tunes on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Host Iain Lee’s breakfast show.guy band

Well done lads!

Short video extract of a song can be accessed below…




Freshers Fayre 2013

Freshers Fayre

Despite the terrible weather, we managed to pull some great, enthusiastic crowds in for the North Herts College Freshers Fayre. Year 2 band “Four Piece” brightened the mood of everyone with some funky, crunchy covers of Robbie Williams and Don Broco songs.

It was a great opportunity for new freshers and students to witness work in progress within the academy and a really productive way to kick off the new year!

Carlos Hercules beats some rhythm into AMS HITCHIN!!

Carlos Hercules, professional session drummer who played the London 2012 Olympic Games ceremonies, drummed with Anastacia, George Michael and Liberty X came to AMS Hitchin on Friday 6th September to deliver a brilliant masterclass!

Carlos kicked off the new academic year in style by giving AMS freshers a chance to ask questions, hear how to make it in the industry and see some awe inspiring drum techniques.

“Carlos has played prestigious events such as The American music awards and the UK hall of fame, Breast cancer and Aids awareness,  and various charitable events and was the first drummer to play at the New Wembley Stadium.

He has attracted articles in both Rhythm and Modern Drummer Magazine.”

Quote sourced from http://carloshercules.com/, Carlos’ professional website.

Carlos gave great tips for our new students such as encouraging them to practice at least 5 hours a day, being prepared prior to gigs and performances and just being committed to what you are passionate about. He also spoke about how difficult life can be when you are always on the road but you always have the support of the ones around you. This was a fantastic occasion and we cannot thank Marcus enough for the time and effort he put in to this masterclass!

Carlos will now tour to Italy for 5 weeks before returning to England.

For more information, videos and music from Carlos Hercules, visit his website  http://carloshercules.com/