Win a place at the BIMM Metal Summer School worth £299!

It´s been an amazing year for UK music college the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM Brighton). From setting up a new college BIMM Bristol to offering some amazing musician scholarships with The Stranglers, Gallows and Bullet For My Valentine, to a host of past students achieving major success within the music industry, the future certainly looks bright.

This summer the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music is gearing up for the ‘no holds barred´ Metal, Ultimate and Highway To Hell Summer Schools 2008 including an awesome line up of guests, tutors, backline and prizes. This year sees BIMM endorsees Orange Amps, Laney Amps, Mapex Drums, VANS shoes, Atticus clothing, Lowlife clothing and Ed Stone clothing offer up some incredible prizes for the Summer School.

Star Tutors and Special Guests lined up for 2008 include members and musicians from: Kate Nash, Ordinary Boys, Beverley Knight, Spice Girls, Rooster, ex Prodigy, China Style, McQueen, The Ghost Of A Thousand, Lady Sovereign, Malakai, Asia, Skunk Anansie, Feeder, Reef, Sleeper, Hundred Reasons, Sikth, Therapy, Pitchshifter, This is Menace, Killing Joke, Total Guitar Magazine, Rhythm Magazine and more*

The Metal Summer School will take place in Brighton from 11-14 August and we have one place, worth £299, to give away.

To improve your metal chops whilst rubbing shoulders with the stars send a postcard detailing your name, age, address, mobile number, email address and the instrument you play to: Summer School Competition 2008, BIMM East, 7 Rock Place, Brighton. BN2 1PF.**

For more info on BIMM tel: 08442 646 666, email or visit

*Guests may be subject to change
**Winners must be available between 11-14 August 2008 and will need to arrange accommodation

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.