Last Monday our Level 3 Technical Events students ran a fantastic Christmas Party at Rescue Rooms. Many of you went to the event and had an amazing time; from our intimate DJ event in Red Rooms to our selection of incredible Confetti bands on the main stage, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
The party couldn’t have happened without our very talented Technical Events students, working hard to plan, organise and bring the event to life! From all the technical & sound requirements to venue dressing and stage design, they turned Rescue Rooms into a Christmassy scene Santa would have been proud of:
“The Events students did an amazing job at planning, organising and conducting all practical elements for this year’s party. They worked on real industry equipment in a professional DHP venue alongside professional industry engineers who were impressed by the professionalism demonstrated by the students.
The learners not only embarked on 6 weeks of planning and production meeting, organising everything from the theme, set design, buying of all materials, booking artists and organising roles between themselves, but also worked a full 15 hour production day.
It’s amazing to see Level 3 learners working at this level of professionalism, combining learning from year 1 and applying it in a large scale production, doing it for real!”
Darren Harding, Level 3 Technical Events Course Leader
The night was full of awesome music from legendary DJ producer DJ Fever to former Confetti band Super Furniture – all supported by our amazing student performers. With the additions of our student DJs, unlimited free burritos and game console battles, the event was a huge success. If you didn’t go and want to know more about the night, carry on reading below!
This event was the perfect platform to show off our current student performers and they ensured the standard of music was of the highest calibre. Shay kicked off the night and his impressive acoustic covers got the early crowd signing along, setting the tone for the night.
The Chase followed on from Shay and produced a performance to remember; one Liam Gallagher would have been proud of. Bringing their rock n’ roll sound to the main room, the band were highly impressive.
Black Cats and Magpies
The anthemic indie rock band Black Cats and Magpies made sure the quality of music stayed at its peak and we applaud them for bringing confetti to Confetti with their party cannons; the frontman’s shirt was also a highlight worth mentioning and we’ll definitely be adding that to our Christmas list.
Joseph Reuben provided a change of music for the crowd in the main room, producing an energetic DJ set that really ramped up the party atmosphere. His choice of RnB, Rap and Hip Hop tracks were enjoyed by everyone including DJ Fever who joined Joseph for the final part of his set.
Our headliners Super Furniture showed why they were voted Future Sound of Nottingham’s 2016 winners. Our former students have written some incredible alternative tracks and were able to share these with our current students. We definitely saw a few of you headbanging in the crowd.
The hip-hop scratch DJ/Producer kept everyone entertained throughout the night, showing his 20 years’ experience with his cool choice of tracks. His music selection was perfect to keep the crowd buzzing in between acts.
DJ Battle Student Winner – Emilio Pastore
In Red Rooms we had a number of student DJs perform sets to a packed crowd during the night. Tutor Lee Gillyon selected Audio and Music Technology student Emilio Pastore as our winner and closed the night with a mix worthy of headlining Stealth on a Friday.
Everyone we spoke to had a great time, especially the Technical Events students who’d worked so hard over the past 6 weeks; see our slideshow of party images below…