Michael Bowes, tutor and Head of Further Education at BIMM Brighton’s BACA campus has just been awarded an artist endorsement deal from Zildjian cymbals.
As well as being Head of FE for the second year running, Michael has held a number of leadership roles at BIMM Brighton including Head of First Diploma in Modern Music, Head of Music Business Entrepreneurs and as Head of the BIMM/EMI A&R Apprenticeships through Metropolis Studios in London.
Michael’s ‘Zildjian Education Artist Agreement’ means that he is now a fully endorsed educator in the eyes of the world-renowned cymbal company, whose endorsee roster includes the likes of Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood) and Hannah Ford Welton (Prince).
Michael had this to say about the endorsement:
“I am so proud to be a part of the Zildjian family, who have truly welcomed me with open arms and provide tutors like me , the opportunities to demonstrate and use Zildjian products.
Zildjian pride themselves so much on ensuring that the young musicians who are up & coming and talented (our musicians of the future), are exposed to and experience, the best sounds there are in the business which sits very nicely with my philosophy, passion and beliefs.”
Aside from his work at BIMM, Michael is a drummer with over two decades of experience, he has performed with the likes of Laura Mvula, Nelly Furtado and Heather Small. Currently, he’s playing with original new wave punk rockers The Vapors, of ‘Turning Japanese’ fame.
Photo c/o Si Root