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Jersey musicians go to Abbey Road for BBC Introducing event

BBC Radio DJs on the Abbey Road crossing
Image caption Radio DJs from across the BBC Radio networks will be hosting and helping on the day

Jersey musicians will be learning from some of the industry's leading experts and top musicians on 19 January at Abbey Road and Maida Vale.

Sam Falle, Sam Mezek and Cameron Johnson will be at the second BBC Introducing Musicians Masterclass at the London based studios.

The event gives musicians from across the British Isles the opportunity to network and learn from other musicians.

Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, Wretch 32 and Jamie Cullum are all confirmed to take part in the event.

BBC Introducing in Jersey presenter Ryan Morrison will be going with the three musicians and will be catching up with them throughout.

He said: "Jersey has some incredibly talented musicians and the Masterclass is a great opportunity for them to both learn from the best and network.

"Who knows where the event might lead or who they might get the chance to meet."

Image caption In 2011 James Minihane from the Foogie Brothers, Max Cleworth from Pirate Video Company and Nick Baxter from Quick and the Dead went from Jersey

The Masterclass supports unsigned and un-discovered artists by giving them access to high profile musicians and industry professionals.

'Legendary venues'

DJs from across the BBC Radio networks will come together with music industry professionals and artists to host a day of sessions, workshops and masterclasses.

The day will be a mixture of intimate practical sessions covering everything from guitar techniques with Newton Faulkner, The Young Guns, Bernard Butler, Chantel McGregor and Marcus Bonfanti, along with DJ techniques with Pete Tong and James Zabiela, and recording and mixing tips and more.

Huw Stephens will also host the Question Time session giving new musicians from across the UK the opportunity to speak directly with some big industry names.

Jen Long and Twin B will also host a session with a panel of experts on how to get your new music out there using digital platforms.

Other industry names confirmed include Festival Republic's Melvin Benn, David Haynes from Soundcloud, Radio 1's Head of Music George Ergatoudis and founder of Mute Records, Daniel Miller.

Jason Carter, Editor of BBC Introducing, said: "After the huge success of the BBC Introducing Masterclass in 2011, we are delighted to be able to host the event for a second year at such legendary venues - steeped in music making history.

"This year it will be a much broader musical spread, with... wider genres of music and even more senior industry figures across disciplines.

"I'm confident the day will provide some really useful practical advice for new up and coming musicians."

The event will be streamed live online throughout the day, allowing musicians from all over the UK to get involved with the added opportunity to catch up on the content via the BBC Red Button later in the month.

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