College to Artist at Access to Music

From College to Artist follows the careers of two emerging acts, Vitamin and Natalie McCool. Each artist will talk about their developing careers in the music industry and they will also offer some impromptu performances. The event on Wednesday 11th May kicks off at 4 pm, but you can turn up later if you can’t make this time.

Vitamin are an indie-pop four-piece from Leeds who have been compared to Bombay Bicycle Club and the electronic-pop of Friendly Fires. The band signed to the National Anthem label in 2015, which is the home of Chvches and Haim. They are currently on tour promoting their new single This Isn’t Love (see video below). This summer seems them perform at festivals including Stockton Calling Festival, Live At Leeds and the Great Escape Festival.

Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens, decribes Natalie McCool’s music as ‘perfect pop with a subtle twist’. She first became recognised when she won a Yamaha-sponsored national song-writing competition judged by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. While at university, she received a one-to-one song-writing session with Paul McCartney and has since collaborated with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. Natalie is currently on tour promoting her latest single, Fortress (see below).

The event is open to anyone aged 14-25 and takes place at Access to Music York, The Jam Factory, 106 Eldon Street, York, YO31 7NH.

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College to Artist will be held at Access to Music on Wednesday 11 May 2016