On Wednesday 20 September, we welcomed new and returning Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) students to ‘Discover Metronome’, and Play Music Today (PMT) also joined the party offering a jamming session and a guitar giveaway.
The event was a great opportunity for students to experience a live music venue, right on their doorstep, whilst socialising with their new course mates. Every student also had the opportunity to sign up to the free Metronome membership, pick up some freebies and grab free gig tickets to upcoming Metronome events.
Friends of Confetti and Metronome neighbour, PMT, generously supported the event, providing plenty of instruments for students to try out on the night and join in a jam session, in Metronome’s atrium.
“Thank you for inviting us along to your incredible Discover Metronome event. Our PMT crew had such a great time meeting like-minded musicians. We couldn’t wait to show off our fantastic new Antiquity range of affordable electric guitars inspired by iconic shapes of the 60’s. We’re really looking forward to working with the fantastic Metronome and Confetti teams in the future!”
The students didn’t need much persuasion to get involved, embracing the opportunity to get their hands on a selection of guitars. As the session drew to an end, to the students’ amazement, guitars were handed out on the night by PMT. The lucky winners included; Music Business student Alfie Palmer, and Music Performance students Joe Boyle, Zane Root and Ash Smith. Ash spoke to us after he found out he’d be walking home with a brand new guitar.
“I still feel numb from the experience. I only popped in just to see what was going on and to find out about some upcoming shows. When I saw PMT letting students try out the guitars, I couldn’t help myself. To be told afterwards that the guitar was mine, I couldn’t believe it. Thanks so much. It’s amazing. What a way to start uni!”
As if that wasn’t enough, all students who attended the event were given exclusive entry into BBC Introducing, which took place in Metronome’s auditorium the same evening. The line-up included Confetti band Blu Syrup, plus Alfie Sharp, Jayahadadream and Mimosa. Over the last four years, Metronome has been home to BBC Music Introducing in the East Midlands, providing a platform for local music talent.
We were delighted to see so many students attend Discover Metronome and look forward to welcoming them, and others, to future gigs.
Photo credit: Tom Morley
If you’re an NTU or Confetti student, you can sign sign up to the free Metronome student membership, offering you £5 tickets to selected events, discounted drinks and access to the student newsletter.