Adele is one of the biggest stars in the global music industry, going platinum multiple times across the world with her albums ‘19’ and ‘21’, winning Academy Awards for the theme for James Bond film ‘Skyfall’, and she’s now set to break records with the release of her new album ‘25’.

The ICMP is very proud that both a student and an alumnus have been involved with what is possibly the biggest album of 2015.

Current BA Songwriting student Chris Breheny, also known by his artist name Moncrieff, was chosen to perform live with Adele on her recent BBC Special. As part of her live band, Chris provided backing vocals for some of her most popular hits, including her first live performance of ‘Skyfall’ since it won the Oscar for ‘Best Song’ in 2013. You can check out the full special here.


Adele & Chris performing on the BBC


ICMP alumnus Pablo Tato has also been involved with Adele’s recent efforts. After graduating from our BMus course in guitar, Pablo has become a successful session musician, playing with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Lana Del Rey. For Adele’s new album 25, Pablo was drafted in to create the guitar track for the song ‘Sweetest Devotion’, working alongside renowned producer Paul Epworth (Coldplay, U2, Lorde).

We are also holding a masterclass in December with accomplished drummer Ash Soan, who provided the drums for one of Adele’s biggest hits ‘Set Fire to the Rain’, from her album ‘21’.