POSTED ON – 26.05.11

SSR Manchester - SSR Manchester students work at Friends of Mine Festival
SSR Manchester students work at Friends of Mine Festival
SSR is proud to announce the involvement of 9 of our Live Sound students at this years Friends of Mine festival.

The Friends of Mine festival which began as a club night for new bands and singer-songwriters in Manchester in 2004 now showcases some of the UK’s most talented musicians across a 3 day period.

SSR Head of Live Sound tutor Jay Beard was able to use his excellent industry connections to give his students the fantastic opportunity to participate in the event. 3 students were on hand to assist on the main stage whilst the remaining 6 tended to the outer stages.

Students were required to assist with the stage and PA set up as well as a range of patching, cabling and bands stage monitoring to ensure the event ran as smoothly as possible. They were able to draw on the knowledge and skills they had acquired during their time studying Live Sound Engineering on both the industry and academic courses.

Fomfest Audio Manager, Paul Nicholson:
“It was a real pleasure to have the SSR students assist us at the Fomfest over the four main stages. They were all keen, willing to help with any task, and most importantly really knew their stuff and acted in a totally professional manner. They were involved in a wide range of technical assistant jobs across the festival site and helped us to make the weekend a great success. I can honestly say that they were by far the best student stage crew we have worked with and they were a credit to themselves and great ambassadors for SSR and the work that the school does. I would like to personally thank them all for their time and effort and I hope to see them working in the industry in the future.”

Opportunities like this are key to our students learning as it provides them with the professional and real world experience that is essential to life in the industry.