BIMM summer schools a resounding success!

BIMM Summer Schools Go National In Style

Ten days, three cities, forty two drummers and players from Oceansize, Ordinary Boys, Skunk Anansie, Lady Sovereign, Sikth, Hundred Reasons, Pitchshifter, McQueen and Therapy. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music's 2007 Summer Schools have been the biggest and most impressive ever.

As well as the Brighton Ultimate and Metal Summer Schools this year the tutors and guests brought the Highway To Hell Kerrang Metal Schools to Bristol and Nottingham.

Highlights included:
* Visits from Dan Carter (Radio one Rock Show)
* The Ghost Of A Thousand dropping in for an incendiary live performance
* A year's free supply of VANS trainers being given away to the best drummer at the Kerrang Metal Nottingham School!

The summer schools give players the opportunity to improve technique and styles whilst rubbing shoulders with the stars. During both summer schools players study technical development and live performance skills using industry standard equipment modern and vintage under the guidance of the biggest names in music.

Between them the college tutors and guests have sold hundreds of thousands of albums signed to major and independent record labels, had chart hits, toured the world at stadium level (including Australia, Japan, USA), played main stage at Download, Glastonbury, Reading and Ozzfest, recorded dozens of Radio One sessions as well as having their music in films on television and in video games.

If you are interested in the 2008 Summer Schools book early to avoid disappointment contact 01273 626666 for more information.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.