It’s been an amazing year for the UK’s leading music college the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM Brighton). From setting up a new college BIMM Bristol to offering some amazing musician scholarships with The Stranglers, Funeral For A Friend and Bullet For My Valentine.
This year has also seen ex BIMM students The Kooks, The Ghost Of A Thousand and Koopa take their rightful place in the pages of the UK music press as well as Richard Founds joining Nine Inch Nails!
And it doesn’t stop there, as the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music is gearing up for the ‘no holds barred’ Metal, Ultimate and Highway To Hell Summer Schools 2008. BIMM are making sure that the 2008 schools will be the biggest and most impressive ever with an awesome line up of guests, tutors, backline and prizes. 2007’s schools covered ten days, three cities, sixty six guitarists, forty two drummers, thirteen vocalists and five bassists.
This year sees BIMM endorsees Orange Amps, Laney Amps, Mapex Drums, VANS shoes, Atticus clothing, Lowlife clothing and Ed Stone clothing offer up some incredible prizes for the Summer Schools. Free Orange and Laney guitar stacks are up for grabs for the best guitar players. And it doesn’t end there, students will be taught: “how to pay better live shows”, ” how to make demos that get played”, “how to get your songs on the radio” and Total Guitar Magazine will be searching for new talent.
Star Tutors and Special Guests lined up for 2008 include members and musicians from: Kate Nash, Ordinary Boys, Beverley Knight, Spice Girls, Rooster, ex Prodigy, China Style, McQueen, Six by Seven, Arty Karate, The Ghost Of A Thousand, Lady Sovereign, Gene, Malakai, Asia, Skunk Anansie, Feeder, Reef, Sleeper, Biomechanical, Hundred Reasons, Sikth, Therapy, Pitchshifter, This is Menace, Floors and Walls, Oceansize, Killing Joke, Dan Carter (A/Lucky Nine/Hexes and & the Radio One Rock Show), Loz (Kerrang Radio), Total Guitar Magazine, Rhythm Magazine and more *
THE ULIMATE SUMMER SCHOOL – 4th to 7th August 2008 BRIGHTON
CHOICE OF STUDY: VOCALS, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARDS AND GUITAR
You will be studying and playing pop, indie, blues and funk, including songs in the style of: Oasis, The Automatic, Maximo Park, Bloc Party, Babyshambles, The White Stripes, Bloc Party, Kings Of Leon, Foals, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Ordinary Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Artic Monkeys, Feeder, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, U2, Queen, Eric Clapton, Oasis, Michael Jackson and more.
KERRANG METAL SUMMER SCHOOL – 11th to 14th AUGUST 2008 BRIGHTON
HIGHWAY TO HELL ONE DAY KERRANG METAL SUMMER SCHOOL – Saturday 9th AUGUST 2008 NOTTINGHAM
CHOICE OF STUDY: VOCALS, BASS, DRUMS AND GUITAR
You will be studying and playing songs in the style of: Deftones , Gallows, Metallica, Trivium, Funeral For A Friend, Down, Iron Maiden, Fall Out Boy, Slayer, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Enter Shikari, Fightstar, Green Day, Bullet For My Valentine, Sikth, Therapy, Lost Prophets, Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Biffy Clyro, and more.
The summer schools give players the opportunity to improve technique and styles whilst rubbing shoulders with the stars. During both summer schools players study technical development and live performance skills using industry standard equipment modern and vintage under the guidance of the biggest names in music.
Between them the college tutors and guests have sold hundreds of thousands of albums signed to major and independent record labels, had chart hits, toured the world at stadium level (including Australia, Japan, USA), played main stage at Download, Glastonbury, Reading, Vans Warped Tour and Ozzfest, recorded dozens of Radio One sessions as well as having their music in films on television and in video games.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?
If you are interested in any of the 2008 Summer Schools book early to avoid disappointment .For information about the Summer Schools or any other courses contact BIMM
Tel: 0844 2 646 666
*Guests may be subject to change
Thought of the Day – ‘Pop Idol? It’s just a room where a load of w**kers tell a load of w**kers that they’re w**kers!” Adam Bloom