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12.00

Performance: Courtney Gray

Courtney Gray is on BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

 

 

12.20

Speech Debelle

 

Mercury Prize winning rapper, Speech has just released her third record Tantil Before I Breathe.

 

13.30

Panel – Getting in and getting on: building a sustainable music career

 

Guests:

Jen Long – Writer, broadcaster and DJ with Dice, NME and Radio 1

Flora WardGrants & Learning Officer at Youth Music and campaigner for gender equality in the music industries

Jon Davies – director of music partnerships Shazam

Lucy Woodbooker / programmer for Latitude Festival

 

14.30

Annie Nightingale

BBC Radio 1’s first female DJ, legendary broadcaster and Queen of breaks.

Find Annie’s programme here.

15.35

Ian Easton & The Widowmakers

(“Led Zeppelin meets Simon and Garfunkel – 4/5” – Q Magazine)

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16.10

Simon Raymonde

Head honcho at Bella Union records and bassist/co-songwriter with the Cocteau Twins.

Bella Union’s roster includes: Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Flaming Lips, Arc Iris & many others.

17.10

Performance: Serrah Sillah (SVGA)

Serrah‘s is on BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance

 

17.20

Demo Surgery

Solent’s musicians and producers get their music critiqued by a wide ranging panel of music industries experts.

Guests:

Rob da Bank: DJ, author and co-owner of Sunday Best, Bestival, Camp Bestival and Common People

Olivier Behzadi: Head of Digital Production for Sassy Films, former head of A&R at Sony

Alan Pell: Music industries consultant and former head of A&R at EMI

PLUS MORE TBC

Read: Great feedback from Demo Surgery 2016