British singer and songwriter Charlie Brown came in and performed an original song to the BTEC Music Performance students and explained his song writing methods and gave production advice.
Charlie released his first top ten single in March 2013 with ‘On my way’ where the song peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart.
On the day Charlie brought with him the ‘push’ and ‘machine’ midi controllers to perform an original song, talking through how to use the hardware with ‘able tone’ software. Students listened with interest and gained an insight into how to compose ‘the perfect song’.
Students created a new song by adding their own part using the hardware that Charlie brought in. Charlie heard the students perform their own songs and gave them positive advice and feedback on how to improve their performance for their upcoming gigs
The knowledge and skills gained in this workshop will contribute significantly towards their coursework.