BIMM University / Together We Create

Amy Perdoni at DIY Magazine’s Class of 2024

8th January 2024

At the heart of BIMM University is a thriving community of creatives who share a passion for pushing boundaries and breaking new ground. Whether you’re a musician, filmmaker, game developer, or performer, you’ll find a place to apply and extend your specialism in our dynamic community.

‘Together We Create’ isn’t just a slogan – it’s a living testament to the collaborative spirit that defines the BIMM experience. It’s about forging connections, amplifying ideas, and bringing dreams to life through collective effort.

We spoke to BIMM Music Institute London’s Amy Perdoni about her experiences working at DIY Magazine’s Class of 24.

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending DIY’s Class of 2024 showcase at Colours in Hoxton, London. As a reader of DIY Magazine, I was incredibly excited to get to watch and meet some of the next batch of artists they predict to be ruling the airwaves over the next year or so. The venue was decorated with golden balloons, flowers, and posters – but the real magic took place on stage.

The headline act was South London alt-rock band Fat Dog, who’ve built up a solid fan base from live shows alone. Before this arresting and high-energy performance, Divorce were on, and I was able to chat to them before their set. I can safely say that amongst DIY’s 12 picks this year, they’re potentially my favourite, incredibly raw and emotive, and a striking live act, too. Opening for them tonight is BIMM’s very own Sasha Assad – who actually had just graduated days before the show – kicking things off with a bang. Like the other artists on the bill, Sasha’s an independent creative, and she’s due to release her next EP in 2024. I sat down with the songwriter for a short but sweet chat about the show, her writing style, and her plans for the year ahead – which you can read here.

I felt very fortunate to be a part of such a lively, buzzing environment. It was equally fun and insightful getting to work with and be around other creatives. It definitely emphasised the significance of events such as these. DIY put endless effort into bringing new and exciting acts onto the radar. The three artists who played here this evening are living proof that it’s working and worth it – and it’s more important than ever to support independent artists in the music industry.

Overall, I had a great and memorable evening collaborating with DIY Magazine. I spoke to writers and editors for the magazine, artists, creatives, and other BIMM students helping out with the show. It greatly expanded my view of how much time and energy goes into events like these. Having the opportunity to get involved with that felt very special, and I truly hope to be a part of it again. Thanks BIMM, and thanks, DIY, for this magical celebration of music.


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