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Award-winning line-up for Music Industry Day

Phil Marsh lead singer of The Uma

Award-winning experts from the music industry will be visiting Telford College later this month to give students a chance to learn from the best in the business.

The college has invited producers, performers and specialist mentors to its Music Industry Day on January 26, which will include an industry panel, workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one clinics with students.

The line-up includes a team from BIMM Institute, Europe’s largest specialist music institute, who will give an insight into the demands of the music business and life in the recording industry.

Some of Shropshire’s most celebrated musical talent will also be attending the event, including Phil Marsh, and Trademark Blud.

Phil (pictured above) is lead singer of pop-rock band The Uma, formed in 2019. He studied music at Telford College’s former King Street campus, and the band now shares a management company with the likes of Fleetwood Mac.

Trademark Blud, from Telford, has gone from being a homeless youth to an award-winning hip-hop and rap star, supporting acts like Dizzee Rascal.

He was also heavily involved in the first Shropshire Music Awards, held last year, and will be coming to college with his music producer Lewis Bates.

Telford College music tutor Jared Jackson, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

“These experts will be with us for the whole day, which means there will be plenty of opportunity for students to present some of their own musical compositions to them for constructive feedback and advice.

“A lot of our second year students are currently working on their own EPs to launch on streaming platforms like Spotify, and I know that the guests are excited to hear what they have been creating.

“Our first-year students are working on a short project exploring different genres of music, so the input from our guests about singing technique and playing styles is going to be invaluable.”

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