Student Success

  • Lloyd Macallister

    Former Glasgow Student Becomes Touring Cruise Ship Musician: Lloyd is a talented and enthusiastic guitarist who quite literally gigs around the UK, as a cruise ship musician. With a versatile approach to the guitar, and playing a wide range of styles, Leona Marie entertainments are keen include him in a variety of projects, including ABBA [...]

  • Graham Costello

    Former Glasgow Student Progresses to The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Inventive drummer Graham Costello completed his HND at AMS Glasgow and progressed on to the The Royal Conservatoire’ Jazz Course, beating many applicants worldwide for the only position. Graham’s minimalist, improvised project S T R A T A released their first EP in March 2016. [...]

  • Bradley Cowtan

    Swindon Student’s EP Goes Down A Storm: Bradley Cowtan, currently studying BTEC on our singer-songwriter pathway, has been making waves on the local circuit following the recent release of his eagerly anticipated EP: Catfish Part 2. Bradley started performing in February 2016 and has gained interest in his music quickly through digital stores. His influences [...]

  • Misfires

    Swindon Students Form The Band Misfires: Young, Swindon-based indie-rock band Misfires are currently making waves on the underground music scene. Their number are comprised of both former and current Swindon students: Mert Benning (guitar), guitarist/vocalist Matt Owens, Jake Dodwell (bass) and James Thomson (drums). Described as ‘the love child of Catfish & the Bottlemen and [...]

  • Eddy Thrower

    Former Southampton Student Drums for Lower Than Atlantis: In 2014, British rock giants Lower Than Atlantis released their self-titled record, which achieved the biggest selling rock single of 2015. A sell-out UK tour followed in support of the record and appearing on the coveted main stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2016. Their new [...]

  • Grant Stab

    Former Glasgow student founds Sine Effect Electronics: Sine Effect Electronics design and build guitar and bass effect pedals, and was founded in 2014 by ex-Glasgow guitarist Grant Stab. He describes the project as combine a passion for music with his obsession with tweaking things. Using parts from all round the world, Sine Effect builds original [...]

  • Nick Taliadoros

    Former Southampton Student Drums for Our Hollow Our Home: Nick and his band Our Hollow, Our Home, a 5 piece metalcore band from Southampton endorsed by EVH and Fender, released the new single, Feast for the Crows, which aired on both Kerrang and Scuzz TV and Kerrang radio in 2015. The band have also been [...]

  • Tom Booth

    Former Glasgow Student Makes his Name as Escape Roots: By the age of 18, Escape Roots (Tom Booth) had already made big waves in the Scottish reggae scene with his hard hitting reggae, digital & Jungle productions that are ready made for the sound-system. Joined on the mic by Skayaman Frontman (Tom Spirals) straight from [...]

  • Murdo Mitchell

    Glasgow Student Goes From Busking Beginnings to Shining Stardom: Murdo Mitchell is a singer-songwriter from Glasgow who recently joined the Academy of Music and Sound Scotland as part of the HNC Singer-Songwriter cohort. With his unique voice and upbeat self-penned folk-rock songs he has amassed a wide and active fan base which he can proudly [...]

  • Lily Brooke

    Gateshead Student is an Internet Singer-Songwriter Sensation: 18 year old Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Lily Brooke who studies at our Gateshead Centre has proven to be a remarkable pianist and prolific writer, marking over a 40 song repertoire in her career so far. She has been described as an ‘internet singing sensation’ by The Gazette with a ‘mature, [...]

  • Laurence Jones

    Birmingham Graduate Voted Young Blues Artist of the Year 2014 Budding guitarist Laurence Jones picked up the title of Young Artist of the Year in the British Blues Awards on August 24th 2014. Laurence spent the start of the year in New Orleans, Louisiana recording his second album ‘Temptation’ under the watchful eye of legendary [...]

  • Tom Andrews

    Former Exeter Student Signs With Ellen DeGeneres: In 2010 Tom Andrews was signed up by American talk show Ellen DeGeneres as her second new artist for her record label ElevenEleven. Tom was spotted by DeGeneres on You Tube and personally called Toms home to invite him to America to appear on her show in front [...]

  • Josh Kumra

    Former Swindon Students Writes Download Favourite: Josh Kumra's original song Don't Go was picked up by London hip-hop artist Wretch 32 whose version of the track became a 2011 download favourite. Click here to listen

  • Tristan Evans

    Former Exeter Student Drums for The Vamps: Tristan Evans is an exciting young drummer who graduated from the Academy of Music and Sound Music BTEC in 2012. Tristan now drums for The Vamps, a four-piece pop outfit who embarked on their first UK tour in 2014, and set out on a world tour this year.