Friday, November 27, 2009

Yearbook 2010 Launched!


Katie Woodland of the Development Office and a current final year student heads up the team this year from launch to publication of the Graduate Yearbook.

Check out the Facebook Group to find out more and keep up to date on how things are progressing.

2010 promises to be the best Yearbook EVER!

If you want to take a look at previous years you can find more HERE

Monday, November 23, 2009

Benjamin Zander on music and passion

Reminds me of my old music teacher from secondary school up in Kendal, Harry Hayton. Mind you I lasted until I was 16/17 years old, thanks to him and his passion. I kept the passion but lost the practice. I find this post really engageing. Hope you like it:

What did you think?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Indie band attracting interest from record labels

"An up-and-coming indie pop band from Warrington has attracted interest from two major record labels."

This was in a recent news headliner that we thought we would share with you all... Amy studied at the Cornerstone. Far as we know she graduated in 2007 (Amy, help?). She's gone on to great things... read on to find out how...

Selfish Lovers, a four-piece, will meet representatives from BRM Music and Animal Music, in London, this Saturday. The band has been together for about eight months and lead singer and song writer, Amy Bielizna, aged 23, said: "We've had a really good response so far and we're excited about what the future holds for us." The Beautiful South's Paul Heaton has been mentoring the band, which is also made up of Martin Paul Raynor, aged 35, on drums, Phil Bond, aged 28, on lead guitar, and Stephen Packam, aged 30, on rhythm guitar. Amy, a former Woolston Community High School pupil who went on to study classical music at Hope University, Liverpool, said her musical icon was Debbie Harry, known as Blondie.

A Selfish Lovers album is now in the pipeline, which will feature strong synth sounds with a light-hearted pop twist. Amy added: "Our image might be based around Blondie but the sound is all ours. It's music that's easy going and energetic." The band has already performed in Manchester venues such as The Roadhouse and Night & Day cafe but cites Warrington's The Blue Bell pub as its favourite haunt because of the friendly atmosphere and good acoustics.

The band's songs, with titles such as Summer Song, Good Time Girl and Dancer, draw on everyday situations that people can relate to. Selfish Lovers rehearse at the Original Wire pub, on Orford Lane, three times a week and said they have constantly developed and tweaked their songs to keep them fresh.Amy said: "We just want to get our foot in the door of the music industry, doing what we love"

To see pics of the band CLICK HERE

To check out the sound CLICK HERE

(Based on an article taken from the:, Date: Tuesday 10, November 2009)