Music Tuesday, February 16th

Kasabian drummer and chart topping songwriter to give talks at HCA

Ian Matthews has been recording and touring with Kasabian since 2005. He'll visit Hereford College of Arts next week.

Recording artists, producers and performers will visit Hereford College of Arts for a week of workshops, talks and shows.

Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews and influential songwriter Charlie Dore, who has written for artists including George Harrison, Tina Turner, and UB40 are just two of the industry experts taking part in HCA Music Week.

Matthews, who began recording and touring with the chart-topping rock band in 2005, will take part in a Q&A and drum clinic, while Dore will give a masterclass of performance before playing live at De Koffie Pot at the Left Bank in Hereford.

Charlie Dore live at De Koffie Pot on March 1

Also taking part is guitarist Ryan Haberfield who is currently on tour with Jessie J; and Jon Jackson, a radio producer and presenter who grew up in Herefordshire.

The workshops and lectures are aimed at current BA (Hons) music students, but are open to anyone interested in the college’s Popular Music and Extended Diploma degree.

On March 1, Paul Carr, reader in Popular Music Analysis at University of South Wales, will host an academic lecture; on March 3, singer Rosario Mawby will lead a voice and performance workshop; and on the Friday night HCA Students – who last years performing a storming set at The Venue in Hereford in aid of Syrian refugees – will perform at HCA’s Folly Lane campus.

Download the HCA Music Week brochure here

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