Kideko used in new Lucozade Ad

Ex Music at Northbrook Students George Kwali and Kideko follow in the footsteps of luminaries such as Adamski and DJ Fresh as the soundtrack for the new Lucozade Sport advert.

Cover from the Crank it woah! singleTheir track ‘Crank It (Woah)’– feat. Nadia Rose & Sweetie Irie is  out on Ministry of Sound records and has topped the Shazam charts as the most searched for track and is featured on ‘Annie Mac Presents 2016’ compilation.

The duo returned to Northbrook recently to give a masterclass in production and talk about their success and have been supported by Djs such as Mista Jam and Danny Howard, who they have played alongside in Ibizia .

Kideko & George Kwali live session Radio 1

Kurb Live Session for Bowlegs Music

As part of a recent series of industry visitors, indie music bloggers came in to show our students how they film live sessions. Kurb, a band featuring current Northbrook students, and who where already fans of the blog stepped up to be filmed. Bowlegs’ Gavin Williams said “ It’s really interesting to film in such an amazing studio space, Northbrook have something really special here”. Check out the results!

Wolfgang Flür

Official Opening Ceremony with Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür

Friday 15th April
3:30 for 4:00pm

We are very proud to announce the official opening of our new music studio complex at Northbrook College by Wolfgang Flür of seminal electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.

Designed and built to professional acoustic standards by The Studio People, this stunning new 24 studio facility boasts the best of British analogue mixing desks with the latest in Digital Audio. This state of the art complex is one of the largest and best equipped educational resources in the UK.

Founded in 1997, Northbrook’s Music department, currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, is highly regarded for its teaching and training with staff and alumni working across the music industry both locally and internationally. With up to 400 music students annually across all levels including degrees, recent successes include a BAFTA winner, ‘Track of the week’ by three separate artists on the Annie Mac Radio 1 show and a signing by Polydor records, amongst many other achievements by our current and ex-students.

Ex Student Wins BAFTA

Terence Dunn wrote the music to Edmond which won the BAFTA for Best British Animation Short 2016.

In 2014 Terence obtained a first class honours degree in Composition for Film and Media here at Northbrook . After securing a place at the National Film and Television School on the MA for composing for Film and TV, Terence was awarded the PRS foundation scholarship and the Alan Hawkshaw music scholarship.

His most recent projects include the BAFTA nominated feature documentary A Syrian Love Story (2015) by Sean McAllister for BBC1 Storyville, which won the grand jury prize at Sheffield Docfest and was nominated for best documentary at the European film awards. In addition he scored two BAFTA nominated animations; Edmond(2015) (winner of the BIFA prize for best British short film and the short film Jury prize for animation at Sundance), and BIFA nominatedManOmaN (2015), which was also selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Previous work includes BIFA nominated Balcony (2015), winner of Flickerfest and selected for the Berlin film festival, Group B (2015) which was a finalist in the selection for a Student Academy Award and Slap (2014) which went on to be nominated for a BAFTA and won best short film at the Edinburgh film festival.
Terence employs a unique cinematic use of electronic, acoustic and orchestral styles, often blurring the lines between sound design and music, showing versatility, bold originality and careful consideration to narrative. He has also scored commercials for clients including Jaguar, Pepsi and Sony, commercially released two albums as artist Man Made Noise and was also a contributor for a compilation of Phillip Larkin’s Poetry set to music.