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

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!

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.
Davide Levi

Davide Levi Assistant Conductor at Royal Opera House

Davide, a graduate of the Music Composition degree at Northbrook, is flying high in his conducting career. He has taken up a place as assistant conductor at the Royal Opera House, and is also conductor of the Janus Ensemble.

After graduating with a Distinction in Music Composition for Professional Media at Northbrook College (Brighton University), He moved back to Milan to study conducting with M° Parisi at the Conservatoire where he graduated in 2013.

After his debut conducting Mozart’s Serenata Gran Partita and Salieri’s Armonia per un tempio della notte with the ensemble Maestri&Allievi, Davide has conducted Cimarosa’s “L’Impresario in angustie” in a successful production in Milan. In July 2013, he conducted a series of concerts with I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan. He has worked as an assistant conductor for several opera productions in Italy and has collaborated with some of the finest Italian orchestras, amongst which La Verdi, I Pomeriggi Musicali and Sconfinarte, and the Jenaer Philharmonie in Germany.

Davide currently works as an assistant conductor at the Royal Opera House and as a freelance repetiteur and coach for opera singers. He is founder and conductor of the Janus Ensemble, an orchestra of young musicians that focuses on the performance of music by young composers.




As a composer, Davide has written music for full and chamber orchestra as well as solo instruments; he has been commissioned several works, including music for theatre, ballet and film. His music has been performed both in Italy and the UK.

He has worked, and still works, with artistic director Leighton Eves. The first collaboration took place in 2009, when Davide was asked to write two pieces for the fundraising Foodbank Event: choreographer and dancer Charlie Ranken beautifully interpreted his piece Abandoned, a contemporary and heart-breaking piece for solo dancer, while award-winning pianist Caroline Tyler performed his La Tempesta, for piano solo. The following year, Davide was asked to write arrangements for another fundraising event, Star!, which took place in Worthing, Winchester and Croydon.


He wrote the soundtrack for director Marco Bonfanti’s short films  “Le Parole di Stockhausen” and “Ordalia – dentro di me”.

In May 2013, Davide composed and performed live the soundtrack for the theatrical piece “L’uomo che piantava alberi”, based on Giono’s short story. Working with director and actor Gabriele Finzi, actor Pietro Anastasi and talented scenographer Alba Sarompas, they managed to create a magical atmosphere that enraptured the audience.

Currently, Davide is collaborating with Larp Music on the production of The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre, London and with the dance company Pointe Ahead on exciting new projects.