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Miles Hobbs

Graduated 2019

Miles Hobbs performing

Since leaving uni, I’ve been focusing on all sorts of musical endeavours. Our band BASH! being the main one, but also busking, composing for projects (most notably, getting my music played on rides at LEGOLAND Windsor), building and then teaching my musical repertoire, and learning video editing software.

My main career highlight is becoming a signed recording artist as part of BASH!. We’ve achieved so much including recording at Abbey Road and Maida Vale studios. The signing has given us areas of focus, particularly in terms of song writing. Everyone seems to form their own path in the creative industries, and having a label boss gives us some clarity in a hard-to-navigate landscape.

My advice would be to milk the university's exceptional facilities for all they’re worth, and to meet and chat to people. The whole industry is based on community and by getting to know people it opens up your employment options.

The highlight of my time at Solent was the enrichment week in Amsterdam. We spent six days playing and watching gigs and getting to know people on other music-related courses – they became valuable contacts for the future. It made me think about a career on a global scale, not just within the UK bubble.