Fickle Friends Achieve Top 10 Album

One of our ex-student’s bands has achieved a top 10 album. Fickle Friends’ You Are Someone Else hit the top 10 this weekend and helps to propel them forwards on their current pursuit of global domination! They recently played a sold-out show at the Concorde 2 and carry on the tour through the UK Europe and beyond…

Check out Fickle Friends latest video below;

 

Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else Album Cover

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.

Prototypes Odyssey tour flyer

Prototypes Odyssey tour takes you on a history of DnB

The Prototypes have announced their debut ‘Odyssey Mini Tour 2016’ in association with D&BTV. They’ll be performing with some of the most iconic, talented and original artists the scene has produced from the beginning, to the very present day… featuring Ayah Marar + Demolition Man UK + General Levy + MC Skibadee + Eksman + IC3 + Brookes Brothers + Joe Ford.

Exclusive £5 tickets are available NOW via UKF Livehttp://www.ukflive.com/

Chris Garvey; one half of the Prototypes, is a graduate from the BA hons Music Production degree at here Northbrook.

Odyssey tour flyer

Watch: New Studio Build Update #3

Mick Feltham, Music curriculum leader, chats to the designers and builders of the new studio complex at Northbrook College about the progress of the project.

Alternative Great Escape, Earworm Events – Northbrook Live Sound Crew!

Music at Northbrook were heavily involved in the production of an Alternative Great Escape showcase over the weekend of 14 / 15 / 16 May 2015, in Brighton. The festival has been recruiting volunteers, employing ex-students and being documented by the business students from Northbrook throughout its entire existence. This year, their involvement included the complete technical running of a stage based at Bar Rogue, beneath the Royal Albion Hotel just by the Palace Pier. The weekend was very busy, and the team handled the pressures of the whole production of the event in true professional fashion.

Paul Pascoe’s live sound crew organised what equipment was needed from the tech specs of 28 acts, including many high profile artists such as Mile Me Deaf (Austria), Vök (Iceland), Zun Zun Egui, USA Nails, Barringtone and Francobollo (Sweden). The sound crew loaded the van and were running a separate show on the Wednesday before Great Escape. A late night I’m sure, but a nice warm up for the TGE stage. Arriving on the Thursday morning at 10am, it was all hands on deck.

The crew quickly threw up the PA, set up the backline which NBCOL also provided, and began working the Soundcraft Si digital desk, setting all mics up and lights. The team dealt with all the artists over the weekend, some extremely tight changeovers between bands (20 minutes) and the event managers, Earworm Events to make the event a great success! Artists’ teams were praising the bands throughout the weekend due to their professional approach and stellar technical skills.

The event itself was part organised by a member of staff, who brought the college involvement and representation. NBCOL had banners up, and prospectuses on display, as well as crew T shirts for the team.

Northbrook Students Working at Wildlife Festival 2015

Music at Northbrook Students were heavily involved in the stage managing and production of Wildlife Festival 2015 at Shoreham Airport. This is the first year it has run and it included major acts such as Disclosure, Rudimental, Wu Tang Clan, Jamie XX and many more. Northbrook students were responsible for DJing in the VIP area, hospitality on the main stage, sound and lighting, and general running of the festival.

The organisers and artists were impressed by the professionalism of our students and we hope to develop our strong links with the festival in the future.