Posted: Fri 26th Feb 2016

Popular Music course leader Damon working with Brit and Grammy award winning artist /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 26th, 2016

Damon Minchella, course leader for BA (Hons) Popular & Commercial Music, and former member of 90s band Ocean Colour Scene, is working with Richard Ashcroft of The Verve on his new album and tour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Damon, who joined the University earlier this year to lead on the popular music degree in Cardiff, has a busy schedule of teaching, recording and studying for a PhD – all in a days work for the talented bassist who himself has scored five top five albums and 15 top 20 singles during his career. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“ It’s an exciting time for Music at USW” commented Richard J. Parfitt, Principal Lecturer and Academic manager for Music. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“ Not only are our staff, producing music and working with key industry players, but we’re also offering a whole host of masterclasses to our students – recently we’ve had Ken Scott, Amy Wadge, David McAlmont, Gruff Rhys, and Greg Haver in as visiting guests”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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