Hi, I’m Troy McClure! You may remember me from such blogs as “Squirrels: Fact or Myth?” or “Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun!”. Not really – my name’s Sudipto (preferably known as Darshan) and I’m joining BIMM London in September to be a Music Production Diploma student. I hope you all enjoyed The Simpsons reference; you’re my kind of people! The rest of you…we’ll get there.
Sharing common ground is rare in most circumstances in daily life. We, as a student body, are all bound together with a love for a common passion and are all shooting for the same dream; to make that passion our livelihood and our main focus in life. For me, it’s the dream of, one day, being able to hear my music on the radio. For someone else, it may be reading an article they’ve written in a music magazine or playing to a huge crowd with their favourite band as a session musician. The list is absolutely endless.
How did you get into Music?
Growing up in the once sleepy town of Reading was not particularly riveting. It was made interesting by the people. My friends and I were all into music so we all decided to pick up an instrument and start a band. We recorded our own music and played gigs until we all parted ways for university. In the completely opposite direction of rock music, I got to live one of my dreams through joining the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. From the age of 17 to 19 I was fortunate enough to sing with them at the Royal Albert Hall and The Sage Gateshead. With my school choir we performed at Westminster Abbey for the Queen.
I started recording my music and also my friends’ during my time at Cardiff University when I realised that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I had this nagging feeling that I couldn’t be happy without trying to pursue my personal goals so I took the plunge and applied to BIMM.
What are you most looking forward to about studying at BIMM?
When this all kicks off in September, the thing I’m looking forward to the most is meeting people and coming up with ideas and developing them until they feel like the sound in my head – it’s an incomparable experience. The project part of the course will enable my addiction of creating the imagery that swirls in the mind when listening to a song.