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2010 Atom Live music convention

KCC Performing Musicians students at Atom Live 2010 Music Convention

Music Students Do More Than Just Chase Their Dreams At Kensington And Chelsea College!

Kensington and Chelsea College music students scored a double dose of success with their band ‘Dream Chasers’ at a recent high-profile industry event.

Seven students from the college’s Performing Musicians Course not only put on a floor stomping performance for the Atom Live 2010 Music Convention, but went on to get snapped up for a live tour after impressing the event organisers.

The 2010 ATOM LIVE music convention brought together industry and education and attracted hundreds of students from across the UK. The convention – part of a series of events organised by ATOM LIVE who specialise in music projects and events for young people in the creative sector – offered students a day of seminars, valuable networking opportunities and workshops.

As part of the London leg of the national convention the ‘Dream Chasers’ played to a crowd of 100 in Hackney, including a panel of industry professionals from music management companies.

Having impressed the crowds and organisers the band have now been invited to perform at the Vibe Bar in London’s famed Brick Lane as part of a tour organised by ATOM LIVE.

Course tutor Aaron Short said: ‘The students put on a brilliant show for the audience and made the most of all the networking opportunities. By the time they finish their course they will be seasoned pros with plenty of contacts!’

The students’ 15 minute performance of three self written tracks was embraced by the crowds who danced along to the medley of soul, rock and chill-out.

Student Charlie Hamnett plays the electric guitar in the band and called the chance to perform at the 2010 ATOM LIVE music convention an ‘amazing opportunity’.

The 19-year-old student said: ‘The gig at the music convention was an amazing opportunity for us, especially as it resulted in an invite to play at the Vibe Bar. We definitely weren’t expecting that! It’s given us a massive confidence boost. We want to get out there and be heard and the course we’re on really embraces that. It’s totally geared up to get us playing at all different level and size of events to help us build up our experience.’