BIMM School Tours

Get a taste of BIMM life

Throughout the year, BIMM visits schools and colleges to talk to students about careers in the music industry and about the music diplomas and degrees that BIMM offers.

Our tours are an interactive experience featuring live music as well as a presentation and Q&A session with our experienced college tours team.

We’ve consistently had great feedback from the schools and colleges we visit, complimenting us on the mix of entertainment and information we manage to pack into one of our tour events.

At BIMM we offer courses in music performance, focusing on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting and Production that are perfect for music students, however we also offer courses in Music Business and Event Management which are a great option for business and media students looking at a career in the entertainment and arts industries.

If you’d like to find out more about a BIMM tour coming to you then please complete the Contact form below. Alternatively you can contact us at events@bimm.co.uk or by calling 0844 2 646 666.

We look forward to hearing from you!


The BIMM Tour Team

Dan Grace

Dan Grace

BIMM Graduate Dan is session guitarist with Charlie Simpson, Tiffany Page and Chris Eubank. He has toured the UK and Europe extensively, headlining London Roundhouse and performing at Glastonbury, V Festival amongst others. Dan has also contributed to 2 UK top ten albums, appeared on national TV and recorded Syncs for television advertisements.

Elliot  Barlow

Elliot Barlow

Elliot is a drumming graduate and part of Manchester-based band Folks signed to Ignition Records (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, Primal Scream).  In 2012/2013 Folks toured the UK and Europe promoting their debut album ‘I See Cathedrals’ whilst supporting NGHFB’s, Miles Kane and Band of Skulls.

Alice Shaw

Alice Shaw

2004 Vocals & Songwriting graduate Alice Shaw signed a major publishing deal with Sony/ATV shortly after her studies, recording debut album ‘Reasons I Can’t Speak’ and finding notoriety state side after her track ‘I Got Love’ was placed on a successful advertising campaign for Yoplait Yogurt in the USA.

Alongside her solo career Alice is an established session singer and writer, and has toured, written and performed all over the world with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Ronan Keating (Boyzone), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ian Grimble (Producer – Mumford & Sons, Texas, KT Tunstall) and many more including venues and festivals such as Wembley Arena and Bestival.

Most recently, Alice has been singing backing vocals for Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) on the nationwide ‘Secret’s Out’ and ‘Secret Codes and Battleships’ tours, and manages two commercial bands with performances throughout the UK & Europe.

James Watts

James Watts

James is a bassist and rock vocalist. He’s shared stages with the likes of Steve White (Paul Weller), Sharleen Spiteri (Texas) and has toured the UK gig circuit extensively with two major-label signings, including appearances at T In The Park, Wireless and ITunes Festival. He’s supported Manic Street Preachers, Lissie and Echo & The Bunnymen on tour and has also worked as a music journalist, studio-session bassist and song-writing tutor.


BIMM Tour Sign-up Form

If you’d like BIMM’s College Tour team to visit your institution, please complete this form and we’ll be in touch. To ask about tailoring our visit to meet your students needs, call us on 0844 2 646 666, or complete the form below.

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