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Two Thousand Trees Festival

The backdrop is the sumptuous Cotswold Hills, the date is the 9th–11th of July, the event is the multi-award-winning Two...

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BIMM at Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City offers the complete package when it comes to the urban festival experience. For three days the historic...

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Brian May: Masterclass #2 at BIMM Bristol

Doctor of astrophysics, activist, CBE and Queen guitar legend Brian May brought his trademark brains, eloquence and musical dedication to...

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Dr Meaker on BBC 1Xtra

Currently one of the hottest live UK dance acts around, Dr Meaker have achieved so much since Tom Wheeler (drums)...

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Blonde from Bristol

BIMM Bristol alumni and electro house duo Blonde recently secured a playlist addition on BBC 1Xtra and the coveted BBC...

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Circe's Diner feature on film soundtrack

BIMM Bristol band Circe’s Diner have had some great news after their song ‘Let’s Go Sailing’ was chosen to feature in a new film.

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Ricky Riccardi, Louis Armstrong’s biographer 

BIMM prides itself on recruiting experts from every field in the broader world of music to work with students on...

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Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal

Not just a guitarist with one of the biggest bands of all time, but a singer/songwriter and touring and recording...

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Circe’s Diner win movie soundtrack contest

The music of Circe’s Diner blends charming songwriting with lush harmonies and melodies, and lots of heart. Their style caught...

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RISING STAR LAURA DOGGETT GIVES MASTERCLASS

Laura Doggett is a name that is on a number of well-regarded tipsters’ “Ones To Watch” list — like Spotify,...

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Scott Cohen is no Dum Dum

This month BIMM Bristol played host to a special Masterclass session with Scott Cohen, co-founder and vice-president of The Orchard,...

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ADAM RIDES THE JUGGERNAUT

The Washington D.C.-based metal band Periphery have built an enormous following all over the world; and all their fans love...

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KASABIAN’S IAN MATTHEWS HEADS MASTERCLASS

Number one albums, stadium tours, Glastonbury Festival headliners and a decade-long career: Kasabian are possibly the biggest guitar band in the UK today.

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BIMM’S BRITS CONNECTION

We’re a little overwhelmed by all of BIMM’s links to the BRIT Awards this year. First, we were overjoyed back...

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Student Success

NME PICKS TELEGRAM FOR AWARDS SHOW

Drummer Jordan Cook left BIMM Bristol and leapt straight into the fast lane of the music business as a member of psychedelic...

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Frank Turner Visits BIMM Bristol

Post hardcore come acoustic troubadour Frank Turner paid the students at BIMM Bristol an exclusive visit on 9th May to...

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Welcome to BIMM Berlin

The BIMM Institute has long been the UK and Ireland’s best-connected modern music college, and now we’ve branched out into...

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GEORGE IS STILL NUMBER ONE

George Ezra, who was discovered and signed whilst he was a student at BIMM Bristol, was one of 2014’s biggest...

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NYU’S PUNK PROFESSOR TAKES MASTERCLASS

Vivien Goldman, the “Punk Professor”, is one of the most-respected and knowledgeable people in the music world. London-born Vivien is a journalist, writer,...

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“DO IT YOURSELF” - MARTYN WARE MASTERCLASS

We were thrilled to welcome the enormously influential songwriter, performer and record producer Martyn Ware to BIMM Bristol for a...

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SMITHS LEGEND GETS BRISTOL BUZZING

BIMM Bristol was buzzing all day long in anticipation of a money-can’t-buy masterclass from The Smiths’ Mike Joyce; a drummer who has...

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See for yourself what life at BIMM Bristol is really like. We’ve got footage of Frank Turner’s exclusive Masterclass, interviews with BIMM Bristolers doing work experience at ArcTanGent festival, performances from the Live and Lyrical end-of-term gig, plus students sharing why they love all things BIMM Bristol.

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James Bay talks to Acoustic Magazine

BIMM Brighton alumnus James Bay talks to Acoustic magazine about his time studying at BIMM and playing open mic nights...

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LIVELY BUZZ

Bristol enjoys a growing reputation as the country’s creative hub, and the BIMM Bristol campus at King Square more than plays its part. On the surface it’s a regular college – with teaching rooms, library and a thriving student room – but inside it reverberates to the sound of modern musical talent.

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From being named as Guitarist magazine’s ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Year’ and being Robbie Williams’s personal manager, to writing six books on the bass guitar and drumming for Siouxsie Sioux, our BIMM Bristol tutors have done it all. Imagine what you could achieve with direct access to their knowledge, guidance, experience and enviable industry connections!

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Our students prove that talent and hard work are an impressive mix, with nearly 80% of our graduates making a living out of music alone. Take a look at our shining stars.

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