More ex-AMS students are appearing in the media this week, with Exeter Alumni Ollie Southgate appearing in a Fender Play online tutorial. The tutorial was shared by industry leading music magazine NME earlier in the week (18 February 2020), as part of its promotion regarding Fender Play – “the app that can teach anyone to play guitar – even music critics.”

Here’s a short extract from the article…

“To celebrate Fender Play, NME invited Ollie from Heavy Lungs to The NME Office to see if he could put Deputy Editor and lapsed wannabe guitar hero Dan Stubbs through his paces.”

“Ollie’s intuitive guitar style is informed by a teenage love of innovative Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, and was developed in secret on his older brother’s guitar (Ollie was supposed to be the bassist). He channels his energy into the Bristol band’s blistering punk songs and fearless live performances.”

Ollie was a student at AMS Exeter about a decade ago. He studied the L3 Extended Diploma back in the day. His band Heavy Lungs, dubbed by Loud and Quiet as “yet another great Bristol punk band”, are another talented up-and-coming group to emerge from the South West.

Check out the full article on the NME website and watch the video in the player below.


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