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ACM students to perform at Birmingham Music Awards

02 May 2018

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We are incredibly proud to be supporting the next generation of talent at the first ever Birmingham Music Awards to be held at Glee Wednesday 2nd May.

Alongside sponsoring two awards, we are pleased to have three outstanding ACM Birmingham acts on the line up of this prestigious event celebrating the thriving music scene in Birmingham – the home of our newest campus.

The awards will take place Wednesday 2nd May at Glee where ACM acts Mind Step, ninefifteen and Nath Brooks will be performing. We caught up with them to find out more about what to expect from their sets…

What course are you on at ACM Birmingham and how are you finding it so far?

Nath Brooks: “I’m on the singer songwriter course and I find It really opens up the things you can do as a songwriter and the amount of possibilities there are out there. We are encouraged to try different things I wouldn’t have tried if I wasn’t on the course, and the Singer Songwriter lessons are just a great laugh. I really like how the tutors are very talented in their own right as these are the people we need to be surrounded by in order to improve.”

Lauren Jade Saphron (Mind Step): “I’m actually in my final year of the BA, just weeks left now, it’s been a tough experience but it’s made me push to be a better musician.”

ninefifteen: “We are all on the singer songwriter course and we’re loving our songwriting sessions. We’re always having a laugh and just get on really well which shows when it comes to performing together. Through all the jokes, we’ve all benefitted from the singer songwriter course and we’re just excited to work together and keep making music.”

How does it feel to be performing at the first ever BMAs?

Nath Brooks: “I’m buzzing to be playing at the first ever BMAs. It’s great to see that something like this is happening locally, especially when everything is usually in London, and I feel the Birmingham area has a lot to offer so it’s great to be a part of it.”

Lauren Jade Saphron (Mind Step):“It feels amazing, I’m a Birmingham girl through and through and so is the rest of the band, it’s amazing to see so many other talented artists and musicians coming together, it really is amazing.”

ninefifteen:“Feels great to be performing. It feels like it’s another stepping stone and is great for us to get out there and be a part of what’s going on, meeting new people and finding new opportunities.”

What can we expect from your set?

Nath Brooks: “I’m not the usual singer songwriter with an acoustic guitar, I try to change it up a bit and give something different. Having been brought up on Rock and Blues and have since explored more into Pop and RnB, I think that shows in my songs.”

Lauren Jade Saphron (Mind Step): “Lots of energy, expect some jumping and possible audience participation, so get your dancing shoes on!”

ninefifteen: “Harmonies. Lots of harmonies. And guitars. Oh, and a keyboard. We’re coming to the BMAs with intricate melodies and dynamics, performed in our favourite song we’ve written, ‘Lovers’. Hopefully the audience will see that we’re there for a good time and enjoy it.”

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