We’re delighted to welcome British broadcasting royalty Bob Harris to ICMP on Tuesday 25th September for an evening of conversation, music and more.

The event, which takes place as part of our Freshers Fortnight, will see a number of ICMP students and alumni perform some of Bob’s favourite songs.

Bob will be in conversation with ICMP’s Head of Songwriting Sophie Daniels to explain what each track means to him.  

Who is Bob Harris?

Bob Harris is one of music broadcasting most famous and iconic presenters.

He presented the seminal live music show, ‘The Old Whistle Grey Test’ which first graced our screens in 1971. The series became a byword for musical excellence, showing performances by some of the most legendary acts of the time including The Who, Captain Beefheart, David Bowie and The New York Dolls. Watch Bowie's iconic performance of 'Oh, You Pretty Things'.

His broadcasting career has continued to showcase some of the best and emerging music talents, with his current shows ‘Bob Harris Country’ and ‘Bob Harris Sunday’ on BBC Radio 2.  

Other accolades include Bob receiving an OBE from Princess Anne at Windsor Castle for his ‘services to music broadcasting’ in 2011. He is a fellow of the University of Northampton, was the penultimate subject of ‘This Is Your Life’ and appeared on ‘Desert Island Discs’ in 2014. 

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant described Bob as "the rock'n'roll doctor of seventies music TV, who moves through the years with style and grace". 

His own excitement and love of music and his infectious enthusiasm to bring his audience the rhyme, reason and sounds of a new world is a work of heart. He champions the unknown, the obscure and the legendary with equal zest and detail. He has stayed the distance, the good times and the others with character and resilience, always digging deep and deeper." 

The students performing one of Bob's favourite songs at the event are:

Richard Fairlie


Katie Wilkinson


Anna Eline Berg (Vermillion Day)

Natalie Miya-Fluxman

Entry is free to all students. 

Find out more about our Freshers Fortnight. 

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