Alumni Stories.

Our alumni community are proof that with commitment, self-belief and hard work, a sustainable career in the music and creative industries is achievable.

Student successes at Spirit Studios

Many of our graduates have gone on to work with some of the biggest names in the music and media industries, some of which include:

  • Artists Adele, Alicia Keys, Alt-J, Blossoms, Coldplay, Foals, George Michael, Green Day, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Massive Attack, Mr. Scruff, Radiohead, Sam Fender, Tom Jones, U2.
  • Films, TV & Games No Time to Die (2021), 1917 (2019), Terminator Genisys (2015), The London 2012 Olympics, BBC, ITV, MUTV, Coronation Street, Avid, Dock10, Flix Facilities, Northern Lads Productions, Sega.
  • Live Sound Benicàssim Festival, Glastonbury, Kendal Calling, T-In The Park, Reading & Leeds, V Festival, Adlib, Dublin Convention Centre, Noisebox, SSE Audio group, STS Touring, Wigwam Acoustics.
  • Recording Studios Air Studios, Blueprint Studios, Castle Rock Studios, Edge Recording Studios, Metropolis Studios, Red Bull Studios, Snap Studios, Soho Recording Studios.
Aaron Asenso

Aaron Asenso

In the two years since his graduation, Aaron/DJ Bankz has played Glastonbury's BBC Introducing stage, supported Aitch on his tour and worked for Pretty Little Thing. We wanted to know... why Spirit?
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Carla Langley

Carla Langley

After graduating from our Music Business degree course in 2022, Carla's career has begun with a flying start. We caught up with her to find out about her time at Spirit, and to see what she's been getting up to post-uni.
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Beth Gowland

Beth Gowland

Recent Music Business graduate Beth Gowland transitioned into work immediately, securing a job in SJM Concerts marketing department.
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Tom Leach

Tom Leach

After graduating from our Music Production degree, Tom has gone on to secure positions in some of the most well-known recording studios in London, including Snap Studios, Strongroom and Air Studios.
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Holly Lester

Holly Lester

From growing up in rural Armagh to warming up the crowd for Annie Mac, Electronic Music Production graduate, Holly Lester, has already made more than a mark on the industry.
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Andy Tomlinson

Andy Tomlinson

From making mixes as a teenager to playing one of Berlin’s biggest techno clubs, Tresor, Andy is certainly on track to a bright future.
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Cal Bate

Cal Bate

Since graduating, Cal has ditched his part-time job at Sainsbury’s and has worked as the Monitoring Engineer for Blossoms, The Amazons and Mimi Webb.
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Chris Brearley

Chris Brearley

Graduate Chris Brearley gives advice to our Music Business and Event Management students and talks about setting up his own events promotion company, Flat Plastic, and joining Scruff of the Neck.
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Ellen Orchard

Ellen Orchard

From securing a last minute interview with Bob Sinclar to sound recording for BBC 1Xtra, Ellen has had her work cut out for her working as a freelance Radio Producer for the BBC.
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James Watson

James Watson

Busy helping to expand Manchester's rap and grime scene, James Watson has his foot well in the industry.
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Orlagh Dooley

Orlagh Dooley

Or:la studied electronic music production with us and has since been working as a DJ, hosting her own club nights, and founded record label CÉAD.
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Tom Ashby

Tom Ashby

Having started his degree with very little prior experience, three years down the line, Tom has landed himself a permanent position at Wigwam Acoustics - one of the world's leading live sound companies.
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Niall Roche

Niall Roche

Graduating in 2020, Niall has since established himself as a DJ/producer under the alias Joe Roche, seeing fast growth and success in his career to date.
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Tom Leach

Tom Leach

After graduating from our Music Production degree, Tom has gone on to secure positions in some of the most well-known recording studios in London, including Snap Studios, Strongroom and Air Studios.
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Holly Lester

Holly Lester

From growing up in rural Armagh to warming up the crowd for Annie Mac, Electronic Music Production graduate, Holly Lester, has already made more than a mark on the industry.
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Andy Tomlinson

Andy Tomlinson

From making mixes as a teenager to playing one of Berlin’s biggest techno clubs, Tresor, Andy is certainly on track to a bright future.
Read Full Story
Orlagh Dooley

Orlagh Dooley

Or:la studied electronic music production with us and has since been working as a DJ, hosting her own club nights, and founded record label CÉAD.
Read Full Story
Niall Roche

Niall Roche

Graduating in 2020, Niall has since established himself as a DJ/producer under the alias Joe Roche, seeing fast growth and success in his career to date.
Read Full Story
Tom Leach

Tom Leach

After graduating from our Music Production degree, Tom has gone on to secure positions in some of the most well-known recording studios in London, including Snap Studios, Strongroom and Air Studios.
Read Full Story
Cal Bate

Cal Bate

Since graduating, Cal has ditched his part-time job at Sainsbury’s and has worked as the Monitoring Engineer for Blossoms, The Amazons and Mimi Webb.
Read Full Story
Ellen Orchard

Ellen Orchard

From securing a last minute interview with Bob Sinclar to sound recording for BBC 1Xtra, Ellen has had her work cut out for her working as a freelance Radio Producer for the BBC.
Read Full Story
Tom Ashby

Tom Ashby

Having started his degree with very little prior experience, three years down the line, Tom has landed himself a permanent position at Wigwam Acoustics - one of the world's leading live sound companies.
Read Full Story
Carla Langley

Carla Langley

After graduating from our Music Business degree course in 2022, Carla's career has begun with a flying start. We caught up with her to find out about her time at Spirit, and to see what she's been getting up to post-uni.
Read Full Story
Beth Gowland

Beth Gowland

Recent Music Business graduate Beth Gowland transitioned into work immediately, securing a job in SJM Concerts marketing department.
Read Full Story
Chris Brearley

Chris Brearley

Graduate Chris Brearley gives advice to our Music Business and Event Management students and talks about setting up his own events promotion company, Flat Plastic, and joining Scruff of the Neck.
Read Full Story
James Watson

James Watson

Busy helping to expand Manchester's rap and grime scene, James Watson has his foot well in the industry.
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