Songs by the Sea Sessions is a brand new two-day songwriting camp, taking place at Brighton Electric Studios on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September 2015.

BIMM prides itself on its connections with trusted friends in the music industry and how its alumni love to come back to work with BIMM. This inaugural event will offer a unique opportunity for BIMM students and alumni to work closely with celebrated, published writers such as Luke Sital Singh, Paul Steel, Gary Nock and Gita Langley, working to briefs provided by major record labels and some the UK’s key Independent Publishing Companies.

Songs by the Sea Sessions is in partnership between BIMM, Kobalt Music, Polar Patrol Publishing and Raygun Music. Julian Deane from Raygun Music had this to say, “We’re delighted to be partnering with our friends at Polar Patrol and BIMM on this writing camp.  With an established roster, that includes many BIMM alumni, it’s great to be going back and working with a new wave of artists on the cusp.”

BIMM is thrilled to announce that Day 1 of Songs by the Sea Sessions will culminate in a Q&A with the Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter and musician, Iain Archer. Iain co-wrote BIMM alumni James Bay’s HUGE hit, Hold Back the River and has shared his song-writing skills with the likes of Jake Bugg, Nina Nesbitt, Example and Gabrielle Aplin. Iain is also part of Tired Pony – a band put together by Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, which includes REM’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey; musician and producer Jacknife Lee and Belle and Sebastian’s, Richard Coburn. This exclusive event is a must for songwriters and is open to the Songs By the Sea writers and BIMM Songwriting degree students.

The Q&A will take place at Otherplace at the Basement, Brighton at 5.30pm for a 1 hour, followed by networking drinks.

This is open to all songwriters involved with the songwriting camp; professional writers; BIMM students; and alumni are involved in the 2 day event. A small number of current BIMM songwriting students will also receive an exclusive invitation to attend the Q&A and chat to writers and publishers.

Suzi Ireland, BIMM”s Artist Promotion & Festival Manager says,

“We are delighted to be partnering with Raygun, Kobalt and Polar Patrol to host this very special songwriting camp. Current students and carefully selected BIMM alumni have been invited to take part in the camp and will be writing songs for their own catalogue as well as to professional commercial briefs with some of the hottest professional songwriters out there.”

Steve Farris from Polar Patrol Publishing added,

“I’m delighted to say that Songs by the Sea has finally come to fruition after several discussions over the last year or so with Raygun and BIMM about organising a song writer camp in Brighton. Providing a forum for young BIMM talent to collaborate with signed professional song writers seems like a no-brainer to me and I’m very interested in developing the concept further to other BIMM colleges.”

POSTED ON: September 15, 2015
  • Brighton, Songwriting