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Daltrey nurtures new talent at Brighton music college
5:10pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
Who's this inspiring a whole new generation of musicians?
Rock legend Roger Daltrey will today (March 15) be unveiled as the first ever patron of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (Bimm).
The Who Daltrey said he planned to nurture young talent at the contemporary music school in Rock Place, Brighton.
He said: “I am delighted to be a patron for Bimm Brighton.
“Bimm is a fantastic platform for talented young musicians who are given the opportunity to thrive and grow within the music industry.
“I am very happy to support new music in the UK and Bimm is helping to develop and nurture future talent organically and successfully.”
Bimm director Tony Wadsworth said: “Roger Daltrey and The Who were inspirational to me as a kid and were one of the key reasons why music was the only career for me.
“Almost 40 years later, after spending my life in the music industry, it is an honour for me that we are both linked with an organisation for which Roger Daltrey has agreed to be patron and where his inspiration and influence shines as brightly as it ever did.”
Bimm principal Vaseema Hamilton added: “For over 40 years Roger Daltrey’s artistic influence has loomed large in the creative and cultural life of Brighton.
“And in return, Brighton has played a significant role as a |backdrop to his formidable career.
“For Roger Daltrey CBE to have agreed to become a patron for Bimm Brighton is a huge honour for us.
“He is regarded as one of the greatest artists the UK has ever produced and therefore will prove to be a truly inspiring patron for our aspiring young musicians.”
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