Former Music student Sam makes waves at the BBC

Sam in action at the BBC Live Lounge

The musical ambitions of former Bournemouth & Poole College student Sam Ray Butler have taken a big stride forward after he was offered a session at the BBC’s popular Live Lounge.

Sam (pictured in action in the BBC studio) was invited to broadcast his work in regional Live Lounge sessions covering Bristol, Brighton and the Isle of Wight.

Sam, 18, a graduate of Music Technology at Level 3 at the college, was invited into the studio to broadcast live. Now he’s looking forward to the New Year with relish, taking a gap year to plan a possible move to Berlin where he hopes to study electronic music. He looks back on his time at Bournemouth & Poole College with fond memories.

He said: “My time at Bournemouth & Poole College was fantastic. It has changed me five hundred per cent as a human being and answered lots of questions for me. I can't fully express how motivating and inspiring my music teachers at the college were.

“My ambitions are to spread my music around the world and perform live to thousands in the future.”

Sam also studied at Blandford School and Sturminster Newton High School prior to the college.

The Music Technology course at the college is ideal for students looking for a career in the recording industry. Its reputation has soared with the introduction of state of the art equipment and facilities. It introduces a number of key concepts and allows students to produce music of their own using the Cubase software. The teaching, as Sam found out, is first class.

For more information about the Music department at the college click here.