On Thursday 27 April Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies held a charity gig at Metronome in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee, raising £1,500 for the charity.
Organised by Confetti’s Education Team and Student Support Services, the event sold over 300 tickets and was attended by students, their friends and families, as well as the general public.
The Performance line-up on the night showcased incredibly talented students from Confettis’s music courses and covered a wide variety of styles and genres. Artists included: Ellie Stainsby, Ada Blue, Smokey Penny, Slendz, Rawshack and Charlotte Moon.
The event was compered by emerging music advocate Dean Jackson from BBC Radio Nottingham who kindly donated his time to support the cause. When asked about why he wanted to get involved in the event he said:
“What the charities are doing is great, they’re brave, they’re the boots on the ground in some of the most hostile places on earth, whether it be a natural disaster or war. What they are doing is vital and well worthy of our support.
“Another reason why I wanted to get involved was that I know Confetti always has high-quality acts. I’ve discovered 5 brand new acts tonight and I love the diversity in the line-up. And as we’d expect from Confetti, the standard is extremely high.”
Dean also invited Ellie Stainsby and Ada Blue onto his BBC Music Introducing show prior to the event to find out more about the artists performing as well as showcasing Ada’s new single ‘Devil’s Door’.
Alongside those on stage, students from a variety of other Confetti courses helped to produce the event, gaining valuable industry experience: students studying Technical Events worked alongside Metronome’s Tech Team on sound, lighting, set up and stage management, Games Art students created artwork displayed on Metronome’s main stage, and within the bar and atrium, finally Film & TV students worked alongside Notts TV to document the evening. Coverage of the event was also broadcast as a live report on their evening news programme Notts Today.
Photo credit: Tom Morley
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