Gareth Jones spends a week at Confetti

Monday February 11, 2019

Back in January, music producer Gareth Jones came to work with a group of music technology students (Adam Wilde, Dean Kirkman and Nathan McCubbin) as well as BRIA; the band formed of a group of music performance students Bria Buxton, Lewis Creswell, Ollie Carnell and Luke Hallam here at Confetti. The students worked together with Gareth to record and produce two new tracks for the band! Gareth is renowned for his work in the music industry, having worked with the likes of Depeche Mode, Wire and Erasure.

During his four days at Confetti, it’s safe to say Gareth’s impact on the students was intense and inspiring, as he brought his years of expertise in the industry to those just starting out in it. Both music technology and music performance students got the chance to work with Gareth, including student band BRIA.

Bria Buxton spoke of the event – “It was an incredible experience to be able to work with someone with such amazing knowledge and ideas. I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity and can’t wait to share what we have made with everyone soon!”

“It was an incredible experience to be able to work with someone with such amazing knowledge and ideas.”

Not only were our students thrilled to have Gareth working with them for the week, but Gareth himself gave the students a glowing review.

“It was a pleasure to work with the excellent team of students – music tech and performance. The tech team were instrumental in making the session flow so smoothly, and the results were outstanding!

“You told me the musicians were good and you were so right – Bria and the band were amazing, talented and open-minded”.

On the subject of Metronome’s facilities and equipment, Gareth couldn’t give enough praise.

“The SSL duality studio was truly amazing. I also loved the sound of the recording room which was perfect for recording a live band”.

“It was such a pleasure to work with your talented students in Metronome – the results were outstanding!”

We look forward to welcoming Gareth back one day to work with our students in future!

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