ICMP Course Ambassadors

Meet the leading music industry professionals working as ICMP’s Course Ambassadors… 

 

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At ICMP, we're delighted to be working with some of the music industry's most exciting and inspiring musicians, artists and performers as our Course Ambassadors. 

These leading industry professionals have enjoyed success at the highest level and are now helping our students by offering insight and expertise.

Get to know them and learn more about the courses they represent below... 

Bryn Wilder | Music Production and Sound Engineering 

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Bryn is a studio expert with a music career that kicked off during the eighties as a bass player. He got the bug for music technology and went on to sign with multiple record labels in the early nineties while also working as a studio session programmer/engineer for a number of well known recordings artists and DJs. He's also written and recorded production music for TV.

He's achieved all this alongside working as as a studio consultant, Pro Tools technician and collaborating with many industry manufacturers in a sales and demonstration capacity. Bryn is now a UK as sales manager for Audient

Music Production and Sound Engineering

Cameron Blackwood | Music Production

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From touring as a live guitarist for bands like CSS and Alabama 3 to producing huge hit records with George Ezra and Jack Savoretti, Cam Blackwood's musical career has seen him journey through many different avenues of the music industry.

His achievements include numerous nominations by the Music Producers Guild as producer of the year and producing George Ezra's two big records, 'Wanted On Voyage' and 'Staying at Tamara's' . Recent projects have seen him in the studio with BRIT Award winner Tom Walker. 

Music Production and Sound Engineering

Cherisse Osei | BMus in Popular Music Performance | Drums 

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Playing to sold-out arenas and global audiences, professional drummer Cherisse Osei has enjoyed years of international touring, working with innovative, upcoming artists and industry legends including Paloma Faith, Bryan Ferry, Mika, and Simple Minds. 

She has played the world’s best music festivals and featured on major American, UK and European TV shows. From Coachella and Glastonbury to the Isle of Wight, South by Southwest, Fuji Rock, Exit and Roskilde, Cherisse is one of the best live session drummers in the business.  

Photo credit: myb777 photography

BMus Popular Music Performance (Drums)

Seven Webster | Music Business and Entrepreneurship

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From artist management to music publishing and event promotion, music industry legend Seven Webster has done it all.

His company 7pm Management has played a key role in managing the careers of many top 40 artists and DJs over the last 30 years, ranging from globally renowned superstar DJs Sasha and Carl Cox to multi-million selling singer songwriter Dido and the brilliant live metal act, Skindred. 

Music Business and Entrepreneurship

Ace | BMus in Popular Music Performance | Guitar 

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Legendary guitarist Ace is one of the most distinctive players in contemporary British rock and founding member of the brilliant Skunk Anansie. 

The group, featuring singer Skin, bassist Cass Lewis and drummer Mark Richardson, have been at the top of their game since the nineties, releasing classic records such as 'Paranoid & Sunburnt' and 'Black Traffic' as well as performing on stages around the world.

Ace has simultaneously enjoyed a leading career in music education, recently joining ICMP as our Head of Industry Partnerships & Business Development

BMus Popular Music Performance (Guitar)

Yolanda Charles | BMus in Popular Music Performance | Bass 

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British bassist Yolanda Charles has been working as a session musician since 1990, starting her career playing for Jimmy Somerville, Aztec Camera and Paul Weller. During a career spanning the next 30 years, work with an eclectic mix of artists followed including Robbie Williams,  BB  King,  Eric  Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger, Anastasia, Sinead O’Connor, Daryl Hall and many more. 

In 2020 Yolanda was a recipient of an MBE for services to music. Her current work includes writing and performing as leader of funk/R'n'B band, Project PH.

BMus Popular Music Performance (Bass)

Mel Uye Parker | Electronic Music Production 

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Mel has been making music for nearly 20 years, specialising in production and Ableton Live. As a vocalist, she has worked with Rae & Christian, Yesking and, most recently, Matthew Herbert (she appears on his latest album, 'Musca'). She also releases her productions under the moniker, MJIRI (Give/Take).

She has performed at multiple festivals including Glastonbury, Womad, and Big Chill, as well as released music with Accidental Records, BBE, Late Night Tales.

Electronic music production

Scott Marshall | Post-Production Sound for Film, Game and TV

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Scott is a sound supervisor, re-recording mixer, sound designer and immersive sound artist. With over 18 years of experience in sound post-production, his work can be found across many industry genres including film, commercials, TV, and immersive ‘XR’.

Scott is also an immersive audio creative specialising in immersive spatial design for XR incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality, binaural and spatial music and also ‘futures' production for cutting edge installations and experiences.

Post-Production Sound for Film, Game and TV

Christoph Hartweg | Mixing and Mastering 

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Christoph Härtwig is iZotope’s Channel Marketing Manager.

With over 15 years in the professional audio industry, he has held product specialist, product management and sales roles at leading music industry manufacturers including Steinberg, SSL and Yamaha. 

Music Mixing and Mastering

Vula Malinga | BMus in Popular Music Performance (Vocals)

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Vula Malinga is a London-based vocalist with one of the most powerful and well known voices in the business. 

Perhaps best known for her collaborations with Basement Jaxx, including on their hit single ‘Oh My Gosh’, Vula has enjoyed huge success over the last 15 years as a solo artist, collaborator and live performer. 

Her list of collaborators is an impressive one - she has performed with the likes of Clean Bandit, Sam Smith and Sam Sparro as a session musician while regularly joining the Heritage Orchestra on stage as a live vocalist. 

BMus Popular Music Performance (Vocals)

Photo credit for lead image: Connor Kerr

Take the first steps in your music career with ICMP

We've been developing and delivering contemporary music education for over 30 years – longer than any other music school in the UK. With a proven track-record, countless music industry connections and unrivalled access to facilities, it's easy to see why hundreds of students choose ICMP each year. 

To completely immerse yourself in your music career, chat with our friendly Admissions Team via email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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by Jim Ottewill
April 7, 2022
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