Creative Break opportunity for emerging bands and singer-songwriters

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Creative Industries students are set to take another Creative Break – and they’re looking for up-and-coming musicians to take part.

The innovative project involves students of Sound Production and Television courses creating music videos for four selected acts in just four days.

And they are on the look-out for emerging bands and singer-songwriters to record in the state-of-the-art studios at our Cumbernauld Campus.

The fourth annual Creative Break takes place from April 18 until 21.

Last year’s participants included singer-songwriter and X Factor contestant Chris Ashton, five-piece psychedelic indie rock band Antique Pony, indie funk band Barbary Coast and Coatbridge duo Light Arrows.

Students have previously produced videos for bands including Kill Surrrf, Pioneers of Anaesthetic, Black Swamp Villains, Magic Trik, Dune Witch Trails and singer-songwriters Bobby Deans and Kevin Donnelly.

Almost 40 students from the Faculty of Computing & Creative Industries will have classes suspended to take part in the project.

They will be split into four teams and tasked with producing an engaging promotional music video.

The musicians involved will record a single with Sound Production students, before going on location with Television students to shoot a video for the track.

By the end of the week, the videos will be ready for release and will be posted online.

Lecturer Andreas Jonsson said: “This is a great opportunity for students to work together as a team and test their skills and knowledge.

“Getting the chance to work with upcoming musicians on an intensive and challenging real-life project is a really exciting challenge.  

“The bands and musicians who take part will also get the chance to work with the creative practitioners of the future and have a single and video produced to a professional standard.”

A showcase of all videos attended by everyone involved will take place on the final day of Creative Break.

Interested bands or artists are required to be available daytimes from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th April.

To apply, please email andreas.jonsson@nclan.ac.uk with a biography and links to any online content.

Or apply online here:

Creative Break 2017

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