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Legendary drummer Bev Bevan becomes Patron for Kidderminster College Music… 26th January 2018

Bev Bevan, the founding member and drummer of The Move and ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) and who also served as the touring drummer for Black Sabbath, is going to become a Patron for Music courses at Kidderminster College.

He will be visiting the college regularly, taking on an advisory role for music students at the college, preparing them for working in the music industry.  Bev becomes a Patron alongside Robert Plant, singer and musician of Led Zeppelin, who has been Patron of MAS Records, the college record label, for a number of years.  Bev will soon be visiting again to present Kidderminster College with a gold disc for the ELO album ‘A New World Record’, which was released in 1976. Bev says, “I am proud to become Patron of the Music department at Kidderminster College, the Music courses are taught by lecturers with many years of experience in the music industry.”

“I hope to visit the college on a regular basis and advise the students about their opportunities, and hopefully by sharing my knowledge and experience, I can help to prepare them to work in the music industry.”

Music courses at Kidderminster College are taught by industry specialist staff, who have many years of experience in writing, performing, recording and releasing music in a wide range of genres and are currently professionally active.

Bev is currently a member of the band Quill, which also stars college Music Lecturer and drummer, Andy Edwards, alongside Lecturer Rob Groucutt, whose father played bass guitar with ELO.  The band recently came in to college rehearsing for their upcoming tour ‘Riding Rainbows’ and in March, the students will have the amazing opportunity to perform with Quill.

Working in the music industry requires a wide range of skills and students not only attend performance and technique classes to improve instrumental or vocal abilities, they also study music history, the music business and music production.  See more about Kidderminster College’s Music courses here… http://kidderminster.ac.uk/course_cats/creative-industries-music/

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