Who, What, Why

Who What Why: Nathan Harrison

8th November 2017

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Who are you listening to at the moment?

To be honest there’s a huge amount I’m listening to but if I had to pick right here and right now I’d say my favourite artist to listen to, and has been for a very long time, is Ben Howard. His intricate songs and technicality inspires me a huge amount, along with his ability to connect with his audiences. On top of that I love Mumford and Sons, Bears Den, and Bastille.

What do you love about London?

London is one of a kind. There’s always so much going on and it’s such a diverse place to be with people from hundreds and thousands of different backgrounds. It’s like a hub for the entire world! As a singer-songwriter, being in London means that I can be in not only the capital of the country but the music capital too.

Why Songwriting?

I chose the BA in Songwriting purely for the fact that not only can I spend my time writing material for my music portfolio but I am also around like-minded songwriters with whom I can collaborate, share music, and learn. Spending a year and a half selling cars meant I was earning but it wasn’t what made me want to wake up every day. It wasn’t what made me tick. The love I have for writing my own contemporary folk music took over and I instantly decided that not only that the course was the course for me but that BIMM London was the place I wanted to be.

I’ve worked as a band and a solo artist for the last 7 years and the best thing about these years of music is playing live. However what really excites me is whilst I’ve played covers live, I feel more connected to my own material. The most exciting thing for me is bringing both my own stories and my real-life experiences across to an audience through the means of music. Earlier this year I released an EP ‘Open Hearts & Fickle Minds’ which is available on all major platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out Nathan’s music on his website and Facebook page.

Study in Songwriting at BIMM in London. Find out more here.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.