Graduates and alumni of the CICAS® programme continue to work with MMC under this project, enabling us to strengthen ties between emerging new talent and more established entrepreneurs, as well as encouraging our professional music industry contacts to collaborate with artists on commercial ventures.

Fiona ‘Figi’ Burton

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Inspired and encouraged by her time at The Midi Music Company as a 19 year old student, Fiona enjoyed a career since the early 90’s, including collaborations with Equilibrium, The Rose Garden Productions with Producer Trevor Rose, Producer and world-class engineer Paul Gomersall alongside Mike and the Mechanics, The Next Room Productions and dance tracks with E.M.I.’s C.E.O, Didier Guinochet.

Within her time at MMC, Fiona has also enjoyed working at Sony Records and Columbia Records, gaining guidance and experience in commercial music and release. She co-formed Stamp Records in 1999 with Richard Burton and DJ Klasse, having success on dance and commercial radio with London Massive and enjoyed an Aya Napa residency.

Fiona also pens songs and performs as London Figi, currently working with The Head Chefs on the track Dirty Deal, and on a podcast play Sounds De La Boheme, currently due for release via the BBC. She is currently working with past collaborators Paul Gomersall and Richard Burton as The Three Amigo’s.

Get Social with Fiona ‘Figi’ Burton

Twitter: twitter.com/fainextroom

Daniel Smithson

www.danielsmithson.com

Daniel also teaches drums and percussion in three London secondary schools and at WAC Arts. He has studied drumming with the likes of Rod Youngs, Troy Miller, Andrew Small, Steve Brown, Graham Fox, Courtney Daniels and in 2011 completed a music degree at the London Centre of Contemporary Music and has a Grade 8 drums certificate from Trinity Rock and Pop.

Get Social with Daniel Smithson

Facebook: www.facebook.com/daniel.smithson20
Instagram: www.instagram.com/daniel.smithson183
Twitter: twitter.com/danielmrmusic
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC6HneYhw4HhzrOlJV_fejBQ
Encore: encoremusicians.com/Daniel-Smithson

Rebekah Reid

www.rebekahreidviolin.co.uk

Rebekah has taken her solo live loop pedal set across the UK; with performances at the Portico Library in Manchester, supporting Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones, Manchester Art Gallery for Sofar Sounds, and the Royal Albert Hall – the Elgar Room in March 2019 supporting Roxanne Tattei. Alongside solo performing, Rebekah tours extensively with orchestras, chamber groups and jazz ensembles across the UK and internationally. She’s performed on the BBC Proms with the Chineke Orchestra (2017 and 2019), played on recordings for DJ Spoony and NAO, and featured in music videos for Celeste, Oscar Jerome and Steam Down.

Rebekah also leads and manages Täpp – a loop pedal music collective featuring collaborations with musicians from London and Manchester. Täpp have appeared on NTS, Worldwide FM, BBC Introducing and BBC 1Xtra.

Get Social with Rebekah Reid

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RebekahReidViolinist
Instagram: instagram.com/bekareidviolin
Twitter: twitter.com/bekareidviolin
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCLoqCHgJ6-EZZuex-TrW0Mw
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/tappcollective

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