On April 20th, 5 budding acts from the Institute wowed guests at the Industry Showcase 2015 at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. The acts, made up of current students, played a knockout set to representatives from the music industry at the exclusive venue. The Showcase was the result of months of planning from students Nina Rubesa and Lucas Polo, and in the end their efforts paid off, with Nina saying “It was packed with industry people, everyone played really well. It was a great networking evening”.
The event saw a whole host of guests from some of the biggest and most prestigious groups in the music world such as Syco, Sony, and BMG mixing with the students and experiencing their music firsthand.
The students who performed also praised the event, with Davide, vocalist for funk band Retrospective for Love, commenting “Nina and Lucas have put together something remarkable!...a memorable night of live music. We felt so honored to be a part of it.”
Chris, of soul act Moncrieff, said that the Showcase was “one of the highlights of [his] year.”
The networking by the students resulted in meetings with BMG and Sony, and further interest from Columbia and Jaba Music, a great result for the acts, with even more meetings in future. The event was also filmed and photographed, and the students were given advice on their social media presence. To see the videos and snaps from the night, head to the Industry Showcase 2015 Facebook page.