#LifeAtBIMM

#BIMMspo – Emily Connor

7th February 2017

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Want a career in music but don’t know where to begin? We’ve had a chat with past and present students to give you an insight into what inspires them!

Here is Emily, BIMM Dublin Alumna to tell us about her experience…  

What difference has BIMM made to your career?

Before my time at BIMM I wasn’t able to focus, I had a big passion for music but found it really hard to have enough confidence. By meeting like minded students and tutors I started to believe I could be good enough for a career in performance. I spent four years playing all different types of music, pretty much living and breathing my craft. I walked away from BIMM with an original project called Vernon Jane. We gig regularly and have had some unforgettable shows and moments, it’s amazing what the gift of FOCUS can do. 

What inspires you to write/play music?

For me music is essential. Everyday is another chance to write something or learn something new. My music is definitely emotionally driven and it is just necessary for me too play. If I go to long without playing I tend to go a bit loony. When I get to perform it is such a release I leave my heart out on the stage which is what makes me keep coming back for more. 

Do you have any advice for new and future students?

Embrace every moment, Say yes to every jam, Be true to yourself and your music. You will encounter so much talent and different styles but you have to have faith in your own uniqueness. It is easy to feel intimidated but it is much more rewarding to be everyones cheerleader including your own. This world needs creators now more then ever, be each others fuel. You can do it!

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Lucy Evers

As an ex-student of BIMM Brighton and a Vocalist in a Math Pop band Orchards, Lucy has an overview of the student experience that applies to you all. Lucy’s passions for music, journalism and photography all coincide here to showcase; live shows, top tips to living a student lifestyle and the general beauty of the city you live in. She wants you to get a down to earth overview of your BIMM student experience.