Musicians focus on training

BIMM students visit Scarborough Music Centre.'Back, from left.. Luke Rogers, Ryan Whitmore, Robey Hopkins, Front, from left..Jamie Francis, Ant Sullivan, Vernon Whitmore.'114211. Picture Kevin Allen.'17/10/11.
BIMM students visit Scarborough Music Centre.'Back, from left.. Luke Rogers, Ryan Whitmore, Robey Hopkins, Front, from left..Jamie Francis, Ant Sullivan, Vernon Whitmore.'114211. Picture Kevin Allen.'17/10/11.

MUSICIANS at Scarborough Music Centre were visited by students past and present from the UK’s leading rock college.

The music centre, based at Scarborough Sixth Form College, played host to representatives from BIMM, which has music institutes in Bristol and Brighton, with courses also running in Dublin.

A spokesman said: “Students at BIMM have a very different experience to many other students. This is a college where the students have visits from Paul Weller, Scissor Sisters, Roger Daltrey and Lemmy from Motorhead, who tell them their life experiences and teach them how to survive on tour, and Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis hands out the degree certificates to all the graduates.”

Success stories include Elliott Andrews, drumming with Paulo Nutini, Rene Woollard, guitarist with Jessie J and Tinchy Stryder, Matt Garrity, guitarist with the X-Factor band, and The Kooks, who met and studied at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.