Students go behind the scenes at Enter Shikari Gig


Seven students from BIMM Brighton were treated recently to a look behind the scenes at the city’s biggest live music venue – The Brighton Centre.

A mixture of Music Business, Events Management and Music Production students were escorted by Zoe Martin (BIMM Brighton’s head of Live Sound) to the 4,500 capacity venue to watch Kerrang! Award-winning alternative rock troupe Enter Shikari carry out a sound-check before their performance as part of their European tour.

Edd Slaney (Enter Shikari’s production manager) took time out of his busy schedule to talk to the students about what life is really like on tour, and what his responsibilities are as a senior member of crew, giving the students some great insider stories!

The group then went and watched Enter Shikari complete their soundcheck, in an almost entirely empty venue which has recently played host to big league artists such as Gorillaz, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Royal Blood.

A lot of the students were huge fans of Enter Shikari, so this was a real once in a life time experience for many of them.

Keiren Yapp had this to say about the event.

“It was great to learn the process of building a stage on tour and how a sound check is carried out from someone so established in the industry.”

Similarly, the previous evening, a number of different students were treated to a similar experience to watch Ninja Tune and Tru Thoughts signee Bonobo soundchecking at the renowned Brighton venue. And it’s precisely these sorts of experiences, alongside BIMM’s yearly festival program, that help give students the invaluable real-life references that will help them when working professionally.


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POSTED ON: December 20, 2017
  • Brighton, Careers & Industry