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AMS Alumni are now successfully working within the UK and Global Music Industry, Notable Alumni Include the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Tristan from The Vamps, Josh Kumra, Eddie Thrower of Lower than Atlantis and Pattern Pusher's Ben Conibear. Get to know them below...
Lewis Capaldi - Edinburgh
Scottish vocalist and songwriter Lewis Capaldi shot to fame in 2019. He was nominated for the Critics' Choice Award at the 2019 Brit Awards. In March 2019, his single "Someone You Loved" topped the UK Singles Chart where it remained for seven weeks, and in October 2019 it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. He was a record label apprentice at the Edinburgh centre in 2016.
Tristan Evans - Exeter
Drummer in Virgin EMI signed band, The Vamps. He is also the producer on many of their songs. They have launched their own record label and played in stadiums across the world.
Lawrence Jones - Birmingham
Songwrtier, guitarist and vocalist, winning Young Blues Artist of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has supported Van Morrison, James Bay, Jools Holland and Buddy Guy.
Michael Rennie - Glasgow
Michael Rennie is drummer for Yungblood - Yungblud is the hip-hop-influenced rock outfit created by musician Dominic Harrison. Blending punk spirit with pop savvy, he made a steady climb in the late 2010s before scoring a trio of hits with Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Dan Reynolds, and frequent collaborator, Travis Barker.
Josh Kumra - Swindon
Singed to Sony RCA, he co-wrote the number 1 single, ‘Don’t Go’ with Wretch 32. Going on to release his album, collaborting with the likes of Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande.
Eddy Thrower - Southampton
Drummer in Lower Than Atlantis, selling out 6 UK tours as well as having 2 top 40 albums. They have music featured on games such as Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero.
Julian Lea Seager - Exeter
Julian Seager is an English award winning character Actor. Julian splits his time between the USA and UK. He appears in box office hit Fisherman's Friends and has recently had a lead role in the political horror movie Election Night. He has had featured roles on TV shows such as Bafta Award Winning Poldark, Miracle Workers, Cursed, Galavant and is a season regular for last 10 years on Doc Martin.
Gavin Bolt - Exeter
Touring musician working with one of the most successful AC/DC tribute acts, Gavin does a fantastic Brian Johnston all over the UK and large festivals in Europe.
Ben Conibear - Exeter
Ben studied at the Exeter centre, and now hits drums for up and coming Devon band Pattern Pusher. Their crusade of happiness has earned them a loyal fan base, accolades from BBC Radio 6, and a string of festival shows; now lining up on the same bills as their idol
Jamie Beale - Exeter
Jamie Beale fronts rock band Novatines. Novatines have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe on both headline and support tours, playing alongside the likes of Alabama 3, Arcane Roots, Von Hertzen Brothers, and Sweet.
About AMS

Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16-19, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton and Online.

Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications.

We offer one of the most flexible undergraduate music pathways in the UK, inviting applicants from a broad diversity of musical disciplines such as guitar players, bass players, singers, songwriters, drummers, multi-media composers, TV, film and gaming music composers.  The choices embedded into the programme mean students leave as independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, ready to work in the modern music industry.

About AMS

Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16-19, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton and Online.

Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications.

We offer one of the most flexible undergraduate music pathways in the UK, inviting applicants from a broad diversity of musical disciplines such as guitar players, bass players, singers, songwriters, drummers, multi-media composers, TV, film and gaming music composers.  The choices embedded into the programme mean students leave as independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, ready to work in the modern music industry.

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