The week will give students the opportunity to take part in activities and events lead by businesses and industry professionals. We also have an impressive line up of guest talks taking place across all of our campuses. Check out our highlights!
British music producer and songwriter Nat Powers has worked with major global artists such as Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, Wu-Tang Clan, D Double E, Skepta, Giggs, Pharcyde, and Death Row Records among many others.
Prash “Engine-Earz” Mistry is a mix and mastering engineer and music producer who heads up Forwa3DStudios in London. What’s more, he has just been nominated for a 2019 Grammy! He is a man in demand at the moment. Recently, his work with Brits critic winner and Drake/Kendrick collaborator Jorja Smith, received critical acclaim. He proudly shares the 2018 Mercury nomination for her debut Lost & Found (UK Chart no.3) which he both mixed and mastered.
Debs Wild played a key role in discovering Coldplay when, as a scout for Universal, she spotted them playing at the In The City conference in Manchester in 1998. She remains part of the band’s team to this day and has just released a book looking back at her two decades with them, which has gone down a storm with fans.
Her main role has been running their fan liaison and being their web ambassador. However, she has done all sorts of things, including firing the confetti cannons during a tour of Latin America!
Drummer Ralph Rolle has played with some amazing people, including Aretha Franklin, Slash, Bono, Paul Simon, Queen Latifah, LL Cool, Erykah Badu, Roger Daltrey, D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson, and Sting. He also fronts his own band, Ralph Rolle and the FUNK Patrol.
Jamal Edwards MBE
Jamal Edwards is the kind of media entrepreneur who is making the UK creative industries into a success story. The founder of media channel SBTV has received an MBE for his services to music.
Gamesinndustry.biz voted Rosa Carbo-Mascarell one of the top 100 most influential people in the games industry in 2018. She is a business developer and producer at Digital Liberties who make games for charities and research bodies. She was involved in CorbynRun, a game made for the Labour Party during the General Election in 2017. She is an ambassador for Women in Games, a member of BAFTA Crew, an MCV Campaigner of the Year 2018 and an organiser of many successful games jams.
Laura Kid of She Makes War
She Makes War is the solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist, producer and visual artist Laura Kidd. Blending urgent indie rock with melancholy torch songs, SMW’s latest album Brace For Impact was released on 5th October 2018 and went to No.15 in the Official Independent Albums chart.
Jon Shone is a musical director and keys player with One Direction. He has also worked with VV Brown, Tinchy Stryder, Taio Cruz, Pixie Lott and Marina and the Diamonds. By the age of 30, Jon had performed at every major stadium and arena in the world. Jon currently consults for major record labels, including BMG USA, Island, Spotify and Atlantic, helping their artists to execute their artistic vision. This year Jon has co-launched, with the ex CEO of Sony BMG, the world’s first music wellness retreat, Alta. He will take twelve of the world’s finest up-and-coming talent to a world-famous studio in Thailand to coach and mentor them to be world-class artists.
Jim Davies played guitar on some of The Prodigy’s biggest hits, including iconic tunes from their seminal album Fat of the Land, and toured with them for two years, headlining huge festivals around the globe. These days he has developed a lucrative career creating music for media applications. It’s a shift that other musicians have made and one which can bring many benefits.
Former ACC student Max is a documentary photographer whose work, which is centred around portraiture, explores themes of community and urban culture.Max is the winner of Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, Portrait Of Britain, National Exhibition – Winning Photographer and Palm Photo Prize, London. His work has been featured in The Guardian.