Why I Chose BIMM


29th April 2017

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Can you introduce yourself?
I am Khaylan, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I write and arrange songs, sing, and play the guitar for my solo project – which you could define as alternative/progressive rock – but I also play drums, bass, violin, viola, and a bit of keys here and there. I’m originally from Italy but I’ve been in the UK for 5 years now.

How did you get started?
I started off my musical journey by playing violin. I am classically trained; I attended the conservatory of music in Italy and played in orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and folk bands before finally joining my first band as a singer. I mostly did covers for a while but by the end of my BMus I was writing my own songs and I decided to start my own project with music I fully create from start to finish.

Why did you choose BIMM London?
I was blown away by the teachers’ curricula and I really wanted to become part of the network that gravitates around the school.

What have you been doing since graduating?
I have started my own solo project; writing and releasing my debut EP “Return To Sender” which features some of the songs I wrote for my BIMM final performance exam. We shot a music video alongside my debut single ‘Falling’, which I got to present on London Live News. Backed up by my excellent band, I have been performing in London for about a year now. I will be back in the recording studio in May to record my next single.

Is there any advice you would give to future BIMM students?

Be ready to be pro-active. Learn to develop your own views, ideas, and strategies; this business is everything but a one way road. There’s not a formula or a safe path but a lot of dedication, hard work, and passion (and a bit of luck 😉 )


Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.