Col­lege band all ready to raise the roof at King Tut’s

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Lynn Love

Mu­sic stu­dents from New Col­lege La­nark­shire will fol­low in the foot­steps of mu­sic in­dus­try le­gends when they per­form their end-ofyear show­case at King Tut’s in Glas­gow.

HND Mu­sic stu­dents have or­gan­ised an evening of pop, soul and rock mu­sic at the iconic mu­sic venue to demon­strate their skills and abil­i­ties learned from their popular mu­sic cour­ses de­liv­ered at the Col­lege’s Mother­well cam­pus. Three bands will per­form new ma­te­rial writ­ten as part of their course work at the St Vin­cent Street venue, which was fa­mously where in­die gi­ants Oa­sis were signed.

Stu­dent mu­si­cian Calum McCaf­ferty, 19, said: “This gig is the per­fect way to end my two years here at New Col­lege La­nark­shire.

“To get the op­por­tu­nity to per­form on the same stage that saw bands and artists such as Oa­sis, Paolo Nu­tini, Pri­mal Scream, Mum­ford & Sons and Biffy Clyro is one that could be ab­so­lutely piv­otal for my fu­ture mu­sic ca­reer.

“My­self and all of the HND bands have been work­ing ex­tremely hard to­wards this gig over the last two months, and are ea­ger to make May 18 a night to be re­mem­bered by all.”

This is the sixth year that mu­sic stu­dents from New Col­lege La­nark­shire have had the chance to per­form in the leg­endary venue in Glas­gow – thanks to the in­dus­try ex­per­tise and con­tacts of the teach­ing staff.

Lec­turer Yvonne Tip­ping – known to fans and friends as Tippi – was lead singer/rhythm gui­tarist for all-girl Glas­gow rock band The He­drons, who toured in­ter­na­tion­ally and have been spe­cial guest open­ers for bands such as The Sex Pis­tols, Rolling Stones and 90s grunge sen­sa­tions Alice in Chains.

She said: “It is an ex­tremely valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence for our HND Mu­sic stu­dents to per­form their endof-year show­case at Glas­gow’s iconic venue, King Tuts.

“This venue has hosted live per­for­mances from some of the mu­sic world’s most popular artists.

“For our stu­dents to take to the same stage and per­form, is both ex­tremely ex­cit­ing and in­cred­i­bly mo­ti­vat­ing.”

The over-18s event starts at 8.30pm and tick­ets are £5 from the col­lege or can be pur­chased from www. gigsin­scot­land.com

To find out more about New Col­lege La­nark­shire’s full range of Mu­sic, Sound Pro­duc­tion and Ra­dio Broad­cast­ing cour­ses, visit www. ncla­nark­shire.ac.uk

Ready to go HND Mu­sic stu­dents at New Col­lege La­nark­shire

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