Freshers Week 2016 | Events, Masterclasses, Networking and Good Times

Freshers Week 2016

ACM Freshers Week

ACM Fresher’s Week 2016

Every year we treat our new intake of students to an action-packed week of live events, exclusive masterclasses and networking opportunities during Freshers Week… there may even be a drink or two consumed too (for those 18+ obvs)!

Below is a snapshot of everything that was on offer to our new cohort of students starting in 2016.

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Monday 5th Sept 2016
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ODEON SESSIONS: WELCOME TO ACM + Always The Sun FREE Festival Tickets Giveway!

10am / 11.30am / 2.30pm
Guildford Odeon / Screen 2

Calling all first years! Come down to the Odeon Sessions and find out more about ACM and meet your classmates. You can also gets FREE tickets to this years amazing Always The Sun Festival in Guildford.

2nd Years: FREE ticket available from Industry Link Office (Room 8.5 Rodboro Buildings), Induction Events or at the Hatch in Rodboro.

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DRUM MASTERCLASS: EDDY THROWER (LOWER THAN ATLANTIS)

Demo 1 / 1:30pm

Eddy thrower is the drummer of top UK rock band Lower Than Atlantis.

Prior to this and even still, he is also one of the UK’s busiest session players, working with such artists as, One Direction, 5 seconds of summer, and Linkin Park, as well as playing on records for movies, and TV adverts. Eddy has also toured and performed with artists such as Blink 182, Linkin Park, You Me At Six and A Day to Remember.

His band Lower Than Atlantis is always a favourite on the UK festival circuit and they have played Reading and Leeds an unprecedented four times, Download Festival twice, Boardmasters twice, Rock Am Ring and Graspop to name but a few.

Eddy is also a very keen, and capable clinician and has now started to do more and more of this type of public performance to showcase his new Star Walnut drum set.

Obviously Eddy is a very busy artist but he also takes pride in being a drum tutor and has guided hundreds of students through exams to help them reach their potential and with some luck follow in his performance footsteps.

Eddy has now started to put out a lot of drumming YouTube videos which are receiving a huge amount of positive feedback, especially for the sound of his Star Walnut kit.

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MASTERCLASS: RICHARD JUPP

Metropolis Studios / 1.30pm
Richard has​ played drums and been passionate about drums and music for over 25 years​. He ​was the drummer in the band Elbow​ up until recently and they​ have been together now for almost as long as that. In that time ​they’re have toured the world, wrote and recorded six albums, won many awards and are still writing and recording together.

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FØXE NIGHT

The Star / 16+ / 8pm
FØXE
LOOMS
UHURU

A launch night for FOXE’s EP, with support from Looms & Uhuru

FØXE are a cross between a manly woodcutter and pretentious art school. They play loud guitar based indie/pop music with choruses so catchy they haunt you while you sleep, playing shows everywhere and have been played on various radio stations. They have been quoted for saying ‘music is our life’ which is sadly true as they work harder on their music than relationships. Read more about FØXE!

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M.N.G

Thirty3Hz / 16+ / 10pm
SLEEPWALKERS
SUGAR N SHAKE
A night dedicated to electronic music from our top Metropolis alumni acts!

Tuesday 6th Sept 2016
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SU2

SU2 (Bar Thirteen) / 16+ / 7pm
We are opening up Bar Thirteen to house a showcase of singer songwriters and full bands. An eclectic mix of indie, rock, jazz and blues, come down and discover your new favourite artist.

JOE CORBIN / CHINA BEARS / SLEEPY FOLK / BETH GEORGE / BLACKWATERS / ONE CLICK MALICE / XERO / HYLA / VICTORIA BASS / ME AND THE MOON

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FRESHERS’ FAIR

Bar Thirteen / 11:30am
Come to our inaugural Freshers Fair​ ​at ​Bar Thirteen, ACM SU2! Meet local businesses hoping to recruit. Find out more about volunteering at ACM and in the​ ​community. Meet local services that will support you​ ​while you’re here. And of course – take advantage of student discounts and pick up some FREE STUFF!

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GUITAR MASTERCLASS: KRIS COOMBS-ROBERTS (FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND)

ACM@Metropolis / 1.30pm
As guitarist, founding member and songwriter for Funeral For A Friend Kris has spent the last 16 years touring the world honing those skills. He has written and recorded on 7 top 40 charting albums as well as 9 top 40 charting singles. Kris is also part of a writing collaboration and development team that works with bands to help sharpen their song craft in order to get them studio ready.

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GUITAR MASTERCLASS: ROB HARRIS (JAMIROQUAI)

Demo 1 / 1.30-3pm
Rob Harris has built up an enviable track record as a consummate professional pop and funk guitarist: an active session player and sideman and also band member of some of the pop world’s biggest names.

Rob is best known as the guitarist in arguably the world’s biggest funk band Jamiroquai; but has also worked on countless sessions with artists spanning the globe, including Kylie Minogue, Take That’s Mark Owen, Gary Numan, Beverly Knight and The Pasedena’s…

Rob’s playing experience is not just confined to the world of pop and funk; he is also the possessor of first-rate rock and blues chops and has played many a session and live performance with keyboard legend Don Airey (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Gary Moore etc and currently with Deep Purple) alongside such players as Bernie Marsden and Uli Jon Roth. Coupled with an intimate playing knowledge of Jazz, Rob is the essence of versatility and professionalism.

Wednesday 7th Sept 2016
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Noise Theory

The Star / 16+ / 8pm

SONS OF ICARUS
MILE ZERO
OVERSCORE

Every week at The Star we host Noise Theory – our live night for ACM Artists. Headlined by Sons Of Icarus, a young, British, organic, visceral four piece hard rock band. With main support from Mile Zero, a band who with their single release earlier this year and put themselves in the Alternative Ambient Math Rock category. If you like it loud, this is for you.

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440 SESSIONS

Student Union / 16+ / 1pm

ZACH JOHNSON
OLLIE WADE

Our 440 Sessions are hosted in the student union every fortnight, these two acoustic artists fresh from their calendar of summer performances, they will launch this terms season. With influences such as Frank Turner, The Tallest Man on Earth and Queen, grab a coffee and lend your ears to them.

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BUSINESS MASTERCLASS: DAVE CRONEN

ACM@Metropolis / 1:30pm
Trust Management was established by Dave Cronen in 2003 who had previously worked in various areas of the music industry since 1984 including; retail (Virgin Records), distribution (Rough Trade – telesales/sales manager/director, RTM – sales manager/director), labels (MasterCuts, Grand Royal), International (PIAS, ArtistDirect/iMusic). Trust was started after Cronen had worked for Beastie Boys/Grand Royal on the advice of Mike D. Since then they have worked on a solid roster of talent including Ivor Novello Award winners. Current Roster; Ash,. Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons, Johnny Marr, Tim Wheeler, We Are Scientists.

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QUIZ

Student Union / 16+ / 5pm
Info coming soon…

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BUSINESS MASTERCLASS: SEVEN WEBSTER

1:30pm / Demo 1

7pm Management owned and run by music manager Seven Webster has launched the careers of numerous globally renowned hit artists across a spectrum of music ranging in style from DJs Sasha, Digweed & Carl Cox through to multi million selling singer songwriter Dido.

7pm currently handles Worldwide management of UK top 40 rock act Skindred, Brighton Drum n Bass/Rock act The Qemists and arguably Finlands biggest and best Rock band Von Hertzen Brothers having had 3 number 1 albums domestically and 5 top 5 albums.

Seven is also festival booker for the following music festivals Hard Rock Hell (Sponsored by Classic Rock Magazine), Hammerfest Festival (Metal Hammer Magazines Festival), HRH PROG (PROG magazines weekender), HRH AOR, HRH Blues , HRH presents Doom VS Stoner & HRH Presents NWOBHM.

Seven also owns and runs Rockcomm the Uks first Rock music conference.

Aside from the above Seven has also owned and run 3 successful music publishing companies as well as running his own independent record label. Seven has also consulted for numerous companies and artists ranging from the likes of Robbie Williams to Trade bodies like Trade Queensland part of the Australian Government.

For more details go to Www.7pmmanagement.com

Thursday 8th Sept 2016
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Boileroom / 16+ / 7.30pm

SOUL PURPOSE
MOTIF
CEE AND THE SIRENS

Throwback Thursday with Soul Purpose headlining playing an eclectic mix of funk, soul and R&B, with support from Motif – a hip-hop duo, listed as “Top 3 bands you must listen to”. The opener for the night Cee and the Sirens, with their single launch earlier in the year, are the perfect start to a night of soul. Dancing guaranteed.

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PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS: LEE SLATER

ACM@Metropolis / 1.30pm
The Art of Mixing – is it better or is louder?
Lee Slater – Producer, Mixer and Engineer @ Air Studios (Vaccines , Emeli Sande) will be presenting a masterclass on the Art of Mixing including a Q&A. If you wish to bring any material that you are working on for feedback please bring the stems to the session.

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THURSTY THURSDAY

Thirty3Hz / 18+ / 10pm

ROSKA
Phill\\Clinton

A weekly student run night every Thursday at Thirty3Hz, showcasing exclusive music mixed by ACM’s top DJ’s!

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PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS: JASON PERRY

Teaching Control / 1.30-3pm
Jason Perry is a Grammy award winning English record producer and singer/songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the​ ​Suffolk based band ’A’. He has an identical twin brother, Adam, and a younger brother, Giles, both of whom are also members of the band. Recently, Perry has produced albums by Greywind, Fatherson, Don Broco, Molotov, McBusted, Matthew P, Ivyrise, The Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Futures, Matt Willis and McFly.

Friday 9th Sept 2016
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PONY SANDWICH: END OF WEEK PARTY

Players / 18+ / Time TBC
THE QEMISTS
DORJE
PRINCESS SLAYER

To round off the already amazing week of live events, we have a special night in store. Held at The Players Lounge, and titled Pony Sandwich – because, why not!? – get there early as you do NOT want to miss a thing. Princess Slayer, will bring their live electronica sound, raw and energetic contrast to their studio sound, followed by our special guests, Dorje! Headlined by The Qemists, who have been reviewed as “This is the future of music” – Zane Lowe, nearing ten years of making noise, technically amazing , stage presence level 10.

ACM Students: Free // Non ACM Students: £5 on the door.

GRAB YOUR TICKET NOW!

ID REQUIRED

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WALKABOUT TOWN

Keystone / The Star / King’s Head / Pews / Wetherspoon
18+ / Starts at ACM SU / 7pm 

Come and discover some of the local bars and venues! We’ll take you round the block in your best 80’s outfit starting from our Student Union and finishing off at Wetherspoons with a drinks token at each stop!

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VOCAL MASTERCLASS: ERIKA FOOTMAN

ACM@Metropolis / 1.30pm
Erika Footman has graced stages all around the world as backing singer for a variety of artists, including MIKA (pop), SKUNK ANANSIE (rock) and heading both her own project, ERIKA (alt pop) and SENSER (hip-hop/metal/prog). Singing various genres from Rock to Metal to Pop and having to change her style of performance, Erika discovered throughout her career and through observation of others, that the fundamentals of performance rarely change. Erike will be discussing the difficulties from session to artist, how the performance aspect changes, tips to help with stage fright and how to not get complacent on stage.

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VOCAL MASTERCLASS: CARLEEN ANDERSON

Demo 1 / 1.30-3pm
Carleen Anderson is an American soul singer, who has had success in the United Kingdom. She is the daughter of the singer​ ​Vicki Anderson and stepdaughter of Bobby Byrd, and is best known as lead singer of the Young Disciples as well as for her own solo career.​

A short list of her diverse collaborations includes: Meshell Ndgeocello, Lalah Hathaway, Nigel Kennedy, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Omar, Dr. John, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Julian Joseph, Pops Staples, The London Community Gospel Choir, Incognito, Norman Connors, Guy Barker, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, and many other musical luminaries.

Carleen is currently writing a musical for a theatre production in honour of her beloved Grandparents, which will be followed by a book extending the narrative of that tribute, as well as an album exhibiting the various musical genres that have inspired her throughout her career.

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DRUM MASTERCLASS: BEANIE (RUDIMENTAL)

ACM London / 1.30pm
Beanie is a unique drumming talent, whose technical ability, genre- spanning repertoire and startlingly high-energy performances continue to get him noticed. Best known as the drummer for UK dance titans Rudimental, Beanie adds an unmistakable energy to the band’s live shows.

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GUITAR MASTERCLASS: RICHARD SHAW

ACM London / Tuesday 13th / 1.30pm
Richard Shaw is known as the guitarist for NG26,​ ​Emperor Chung, Strange Trio and more recently,​ ​sharing guitar duties in one of Metals most enduring​ ​dark entity: Cradle of Filth.

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BUSINESS MASTERCLASS: DAVE CRONEN

ACM London / Wednesday 14th / 1.30pm
Trust Management was established by Dave Cronen in 2003 who had previously worked in various areas of the music industry since 1984 including; retail (Virgin Records), distribution (Rough Trade – telesales/sales manager/director, RTM – sales manager/director), labels (MasterCuts, Grand Royal), International (PIAS, ArtistDirect/iMusic). Trust was started after Cronen had worked for Beastie Boys/Grand Royal on the advice of Mike D. Since then they have worked on a solid roster of talent including Ivor Novello Award winners. Current Roster; Ash,. Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons, Johnny Marr, Tim Wheeler, We Are Scientists.

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PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS: LEE SLATER

ACM London / Thursday 15th / 1.30pm
The Art of Mixing – is it better or is louder?
Lee Slater – Producer, Mixer and Engineer @ Air Studios (Vaccines , Emeli Sande) will be presenting a masterclass on the Art of Mixing including a Q&A. If you wish to bring any material that you are working on for feedback please bring the stems to the session.

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LIVE NIGHT

The Bedford, Balham / Thursday 15th / £FREE / 8pm
XERO
FØXE
UHURU

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VOCAL MASTERCLASS: CARLEEN ANDERSON

ACM London / Friday 16th / 1.30pm
Carleen Anderson is an American soul singer who has had success in the United Kingdom. She is best known as lead singer of the Young Disciples as well as for her own solo career.​ A short list of her diverse collaborations includes: Meshell Ndgeocello, Lalah Hathaway, Nigel Kennedy, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Omar, Dr. John, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Julian Joseph, Pops Staples, The London Community Gospel Choir, Incognito, Norman Connors, Guy Barker, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, and many other musical luminaries.