Students kickstart term with a jamming session and PMT guitar giveaway

Monday October 16, 2023

We recently invited new and returning Confetti students to ‘Discover Metronome’, a Welcome Week activity held at our live music performance and events venue in Nottingham. As part of the event, students got to try out a new ‘Antiquity range’ of 60s-inspired guitars, and thanks to our friends, Play Music Today (PMT) – a UK musical instrument retailer – five lucky students even got to take home a brand new guitar! Read on to find out more. 

Students got to check out what our Metronome venue has to offer, including free live entertainment courtesy of BBC Introducing East Midlands. They could also sign up for exclusive discounts on upcoming shows with free Metronome student membership.

PMT has several music stores across the UK and we are fortunate enough to be located right next door to one of them. They have a huge range of quality musical instruments and production equipment and were keen to hold a jam session for students. PMT were delighted to be involved in the event, they said:

“Thank you for inviting us along to your incredible Discover Metronome event. Our PMT crew had such a great time meeting like-minded musicians. We couldn’t wait to show off our fantastic new Antiquity range of affordable electric guitars inspired by iconic shapes of the 60’s. We’re really looking forward to working with fantastic Metronome and Confetti teams in the future!”


Take a look at what went down in the Atrium:

Photo credit: Tom Morley

It didn’t take long before the atrium was full of students trying out the guitars and creating some great sounds with one another. By the end of the session, five of the most passionate students got to take home the guitars they were playing on, courtesy of PMT. The winners included Music Business degree student, Alfie Palmer, and Music Performance degree students, Joe Boyle, Zane Root and Ash Smith.

We caught up with Ash after he found out he’d won a new guitar, he said:

“I still feel numb from the experience. I only popped in just to see what was going on and to find out about some upcoming shows. When I saw PMT letting students try out the guitars, I couldn’t help myself. To be told afterwards that the guitar was mine, I couldn’t believe it. Thanks so much. It’s amazing, What a way to start uni!”


Following on from the jamming session, all students who attended the event had exclusive entry to BBC Music Introducing, in Metronome’s auditorium. They got to watch a variety of fantastic performances, including Confetti band Blu Syrup – a perfect opportunity to see fellow students ‘Do It For Real’ on stage and experience our venue in action.

We look forward to lots more Metronome events this year and collaborations with our partners, PMT and the BBC.

If you’re an NTU or Confetti student, you can get £5 tickets on selected events, discounted drinks, and lots more – sign up for our free Metronome student membership.