#LifeAtBIMM

#BIMMspo – Mimi Lane

4th July 2017

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What difference has BIMM made to your career?

BIMM helped me start my career in the industry! From music business classes to promoting my original music BIMM have been the most supportive platform. I’ve got to perform in some great venues around Dublin like the Button Factory and Opium Rooms for lots of BIMM’s gigs! I only started writing music properly when I started my degree. I always loved writing piano instrumentals and adlibbing over anything but BIMM encouraged me to take any small idea and make it into a full song!

What inspires you to write/play music?

Experience mainly. Whether it be an emotional or motivational experience, I sing/write to express myself. I’m at my best when I’m emotionally invested in songwriting. I’ll often end up with very repetitive melodies and lots of lyrics because I’m trying to get it all out. Artists such as Lianne La Havas and Gabrielle Aplin really inspire me to sing how I feel.

Do you have any advice for new and future students?

My biggest piece of advice would have to be TRY EVERYTHING! Work with different musicians, try different styles and genres and always go to class knowing your stuff! If the song for the week is metal and you’ve never sung metal and you think you don’t want to, still learn it to the best of your ability and show up knowing your stuff, you’ll be the student who gets all the gigs then! Work hard and it will pay off!

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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.