PLAY LEARN LIVE AT SPIRIT STUDIOS, MANCHESTER
At Mounts Bay Academy we are one of ten Musical Futures Tech Champion Schools and one of 16 Musical Futures Schools in Great Britain. This is a great accolade that we were awarded last year after a tough and thorough application and review process.
As a Tech Champion School, we have already received free music software and hardware and will soon be the only secondary school in Cornwall running the industry standard ‘Ableton Live’ using Push 2 controllers. On Friday, we were invited to perform and take part in workshops at Spirit Recording Studios, the only recording music university in the country. We were able to take part in a variety of workshops before watching performances from the countries best music students. We then had our opportunity to perform original music from the record label with the Qube Records band.
We took part in a variety of workshops from DJ-ing to live sound, recording and a seminar on working in the music industry. One of the highlights was getting to record using the £1 million mixing desk used to record Simply Red, 808 State and The Stone Roses.
The performances were absolutely incredible and they really stood out for their phenomenal song-writing and performance ability. We received excellent feedback from the staff at the studio, the head of Musical Futures and the British head of Ableton who picked out Liviana for special praise. Her performance of Wolf was the standout moment in the whole show and it was also the first time we've played it live with the full lineup!
Misty Dreams - Beth Lumb w/band
Invisible - Georgia Coulson w/band
Always - Adam Smith w/band
Eggshells - Daisy James w/band
Wolf - Liviana Vitale w/band
Our next performance is at the Challenge Partners National Conference on Thursday 27th February at The Oval Cricket Ground in London!