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Blossoms band perform secret gig at Salford City College

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Blossoms perform secret gig for BBC ‘Music Introducing’ series at Salford City College

Media students were on hand with video cameras as Blossoms band performed six songs from their chart-topping self-titled album, including hits ‘Charlemagne’ and ‘Honey Sweet’, which were filmed as part of the BBC Introducing series.

The singers also participated in a Q&A hosted by presenters from BBC Radio Manchester, with fans from around the world sending in questions for the band’s frontman Tom Ogden and drummer Joe Donovan to answer during a live broadcast.

The band, from Stockport in Greater Manchester, formed in 2013, and were recently nominated for British Breakthrough Act of the Year at the 2017 BRIT Awards.
The band are a great inspiration to Salford City College Creative Music students and are relatable to those who want to make it in the industry.

The Stockport band are another example of the talent to come out of Manchester. Tom Ogden said he had gone from working in a hotel to touring all over the world. He said: “We just want to grab it and run with it.”

Michelle Hussey, BBC Radio Manchester presenter said, “We have FutureSkills right on our doorstep here at Media City and we were able to get Blossoms into a full band live set up. We usually do our intimate acoustic sessions in our studio which are wonderful and we’re going to continue to do so, but now we’ve got access to this really great studio environment for a live audience.”

David Gate, creative music tutor at Salford City College’s FutureSkills (based at MediaCity), said: “This is the biggest event we’ve ever had at FutureSkills and it was an honour to have Blossoms perform here. We have the perfect gig venue here, so we’re now looking forward to hosting more of the same in 2017.”