Guest Lecture: Guy Garvey

Aisling Kiely


On Thursday 28th April 2016 we had the pleasure of welcoming Elbow’s lead singer and national treasure Guy Garvey into our Live Venue for an intimate guest lecture Q&A session.

Led by long time colleague and friend of Guy, Jay Beard, the pair shared stories and anecdotes of life on the road with Elbow and how the band formed (and also met Jay) while working behind the bar at Manchester venue The Roadhouse.

Guy also spoke at length about the production techniques and influences behind Elbow’s albums, his relationship with producers and live engineers, his approaches to songwriting and much more.

The magical evening was extremely well received by the 50 or so students and staff in attendance and we would like to thank Guy again for taking the time to come in and share his experiences and tour stories with us.

A few pictures from the night can be viewed below:

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