Pronounced ‘seekers‘ CICAS® is our Creative Industries Careers Advice Service and is a huge part of what we do. It is our talent development programme providing free support, advice and guidance to young people aged 16-30 who are interested in developing careers within music, film, TV, visual and performing arts and the creative industries.
While studying maths in Bristol, Chris discovered his love for music. Going on to study classical music at Trinity-Laban conservatoire, Chris is new to the creative scene in south London, finding his feet as a trumpet player in many styles including ska, Afro-Latin music, jazz, and commercial playing. He has performed with a wide range of groups including Chainska Brassika, the Brixton Chamber Orchestra, Dat Brass, and Rhythms of the City.
I had the incredible opportunity to attend Luke Concannon’s songwriting weekend, Ecstatic Song, which was due to a partial scholarship from his partnership with The Midi Music Company. It was an interactive and inspiring weekend. It gave some time to focus on my craft while gaining positive insight from those who are very established in their field. Luke’s course taught me to listen more honestly to what I am making and to realise the importance of simplicity. There was also a master with Ed Sheeran which was incredible – his mantra and focus on graft made me feel very excited to be an artist in the 21st century. I would heavily recommend the course to anyone who wants to develop their career in songwriting.
Op Sa! They are big, bold and brass-heavy. We were mesmerised, the crowd compelled to dance and unable to drag themselves away from turned into a lively gypsy party.
With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock’s halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there’s something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they’re into
London-based genre-defiers Lazytalk and their quite incredible track ‘Memories‘ are today’s Track of the Day
Blessed with something innately special, the pair's output to date displays a chemistry that is impossible to fake.
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