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In keeping with tradition, a band of Solent University BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance alumni recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios last month.

30th October 2018
Music and performance

In keeping with tradition, a band of BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance alumni recently recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.

Djuno - an indie band made up of Courtney Gray, Andy Colville, Simeon Payne-Martin, Pete Sanderson and Matt Williamson – won the course’s annual competition as final-year students to produce one of their tracks, called Thin Ice.

The band’s lead singer, Courtney, says: “The whole experience was really surreal. Being somewhere that so many influential people have been before and being lucky enough to be added to the list of people that have recorded there too is amazing."

The production team included course leader Professor Pete Wilson, Toni Diaz, and famed Abbey Road engineer Sam Okell, who has won multiple Grammys and an Emmy for his work as a recording engineer and mixer.

BA (Hons) Television Production student Natasha Stewart also went along to film the day, and has produced the below video on the day in the studio.

Pete says: “It was great to get an energetic band like Djuno into the best studio in the world. I think we captured sonically something of what they’re about – and Natasha’s video adds some great visuals to the package.

“We’re so lucky to be able to take Solent acts into places like Abbey Road Studios, and help them create the best promotional material a university course could ever facilitate.

“Our students always make a good impression on the Abbey Road staff and engineers, who praise their professionalism and drive. I’m always very proud to take our musicians to the world’s most famous recording studio.”