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So, here’s Georgia Szygowska talking about her BIMM Bristol experience so far…
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve recently re-kindled my love for The Killers. We watched their live performance of When You Were Young at the Royal Albert Hall in one of my classes the other day, and I was just blown away. The Killers have always been on my iPod but my love for their music, in particular Hot Fuss, rocketed. Their anthemic songs make me want to get up and go, I find myself shouting along to the refrain in All These Things That I’ve Done – ‘I got soul but I’m not a soldier’ – pure brilliance.
I find it funny how we often gain a new found appreciation for music that we’ve been listening to for years, when all we’re given is a little reminder of why we started to listen to them in the first place.
I’ve also been listening to the lovely Madeleine Peyroux; a gorgeous Jazz singer. I find her voice incredibly soothing and one that I could happily listen to all day. Definitely one to listen to on a rainy Sunday.
What do you love about Bristol?
I love that Bristol isn’t all in one place – bear with me on this. I love that you have the hustle and bustle of the city centre with its great shopping facilities and then a short walk away you’re in St. Nick’s market wandering round the Old City, or walking up Park Street mooching in all the independent shops. I love that you can walk along the river and Harbourside and forget that you’re even in a city.
I love Bristol for its quirkiness and its character. I think it’s easy sometimes to get stuck in your ‘uni bubble’, going to and from the same places all the time. However Bristol just has so much to offer, you’d find it difficult to not explore. In terms of live music, you’re spoilt for choice on a daily basis. There’s always something going on and it’s a great place to discover new sounds.
I love to sing and I love music. After trying the traditional academic thing at university, it made total sense that I studied something I actually enjoyed doing and that would lead me into a career that I actually wanted to do. I wanted to learn how to improve my voice whilst also learning about the industry and about the history of music.
Prior to coming to BIMM I had no idea what my style was or what style suited my voice or even how to warm up properly. I’m halfway through my second year now and I can answer with confidence if someone asks me “so what sort of style do you like singing?”. I’ve learnt so much in my time here so far, and I now have a vague idea of the career path I want to go down. Dropping out of my first university to come and study at BIMM was by far the best decision I’ve ever made.
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