BIMM Brighton is proud to announce the appointment of Roger Daltrey CBE as the first ever Patron of BIMM Brighton.

With a juggernaut career that spans five decades, Daltrey’s work with The Who marked some of the most defining moments in rock and roll history.  Daltrey’s powerful stage presence earned him a reputation as one of the most charismatic frontmen of all time and he became the face and voice of a generation.  The band's iconic single "My Generation" captured the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s and today Daltrey continues to inspire and ignite passion in musicians across the Globe.  

Daltrey has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and is listed in the magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, he is inducted in both the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame, and has received several accolades acknowledging his outstanding contribution to music.   

Daltrey says of his new role: "I am delighted to be a patron for BIMM Brighton. BIMM is a fantastic platform for talented young musicians who are given the opportunity to thrive and grow within the music industry. I am very happy to support new music in the UK and BIMM is helping to develop and nurture future talent organically and successfully." 

BIMM Brighton opened in 2001, to offer a first class contemporary music education to talented young musicians across performance and business, and this year introduces three new courses in Music Production, Music Business Management and Music Events Management.


BIMM Director, former Chair of EMI and current Chair of The BRITs and BPI, Tony Wadsworth CBE adds "Roger Daltrey and the Who were inspirational to me as a kid and were one of the key reasons why music was the only career for me. Almost 40 years later, after spending my life in the music industry , it is an honour for me that we are both linked with an organisation for which Roger Daltrey has agreed to be Patron and where his inspiration and influence shines as brightly as it ever did. 

Vaseema Hamilton, BIMM Brighton Principal  adds “For over 40 years Roger Daltrey’s artistic influence has loomed large in the creative and cultural life of Brighton and in return, Brighton has played a significant role as a backdrop to his formidable career.   


For Roger Daltrey CBE to have agreed to become a Patron for BIMM Brighton is a huge honour for us.  His key role as a founding member and lead vocalist of one of the most iconic rock bands in the world The Who, as an internationally renowned musician in his own right and as an award winning actor – means he is regarded as one of the greatest artists the UK has ever produced and therefore will prove to be a truly inspiring Patron for our aspiring young musicians here at BIMM Brighton."  

As The Who complete a sell out tour of the US and before they embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland in June this year, BIMM Brighton will be celebrating Roger Daltrey’s patronage with a party and screening of The Who’s ground breaking and critically acclaimed 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’. 

As Phil Daniels says in ‘Quadrophenia’ ‘I mean, nothing seems right, apart from Brighton.

Adam Bushell, College Manager at BIMM Brighton, says: “It’s a huge honour to welcome Roger Daltrey as the first ever Patron of BIMM Brighton.  He’s such an iconic figure in the history of music and it acknowledges the hard work and dedication of everyone involved at the college in nurturing up and coming musical talent. Roger is a living legend and an inspiration to thousands of people spanning several generations of music lovers, so to have him directly affiliated with us at BIMM is fantastic.”

The BIMM Group also includes campuses in London, Dublin, Bristol and now Manchester (opening Sept 2013) with over £7m due to be invested in facilities across the UK and Ireland throughout the next year.

Adam Sedgwick.  BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship Y1 Vocals student, BIMM Brighton. "Hearing that Roger Daltrey was going to be BIMM's first patron was incredibly exciting for me, Daltrey and The Who were hugely influential in my early exposure to music and  have been ever since.. Daltrey's stage presence is amazing and has actually helped me with my own performance on stage.  I think his patronage will be great for all students at BIMM and encourage us to achieve our ambitions during our time here.”  

John Bergin.  BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship Y1 Guitar student.  BIMM Brighton.  “I usually hate being asked the question, who is your favourite band? But if you made me choose it would be The Who.  Roger is my idol and the way he has maintained his voice to the standard it is at now is unbelievable.  As far as I'm concerned he couldn't have picked a better music college to become a patron of.  In my short time at BIMM Brighton I have learnt so many new things and am having a great experience.” 

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