From touring the world to the upper echelons of the charts, ICMP alumni, students and tutors were all over the music industry in 2018.
Clean Bandit, featuring our drums alumnus Luke Patterson, once again proved they were one of the UK’s biggest pop acts, with their new album ‘What Is Love?’ going top 20.
Other notable success included The Vaccines, (who count our former student Árni Hjörvar Arnason as their bassist) who went top five with their latest record ‘Combat Sports’. Lou Bartle, our drums alumna, played some of the world’s biggest stage with indie legends Bloc Party.
Elsewhere, the likes of Husky Loops (featuring our alumnus Tommaso Medica on bass) and Honey Lung (featuring our alumnus Omri Covo on drums) continued their ascendance while many of our artists and bands were highlights of the summer festival season.
When they weren’t in our classrooms sharing their music industry knowledge and expertise with our students, ICMP tutors enjoyed an equally busy and successful 2018.
Notable highlights included the brilliant drums tutor Richard Spaven who unleashed his latest LP, ‘Real Time’, Sophie Daniels, ICMP’s Head of Songwriting, performed at the Houses of Parliament and vocals tutor Izzy Chase shared a stage with Justin Timberlake at this year’s BRITs.
Alongside the unveiling of our new facilities in September, it all added up to a very special year for ICMP and our community of songwriters, musicians and entrepreneurs. Well done to everyone on their success and particularly all those who graduated. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2019…