I left CH in 2007 and went on to do a 2 year degree course at the School of Audio Engineering in London. It is a privately funded institution with a wide range of industry standard equipment and fantastic tutors, but is also very expensive. It was a huge financial struggle to afford, and I would not have been able to do it without the generosity of my family and my extended family of Blues that is the BSB, who granted me an interest free loan and a grant. I achieved a First from my studies and made the most of being in the capital by taking all extracurricular work and internships I could get my hands on.
After completion of the course I worked for a music technology company called RjDj, who specialise in next generation music consumption on mobile platforms such as the iPhone. It really is cutting edge stuff! Now I am in the process of starting my own company – Reactify Music. It is based on creating reactive music for the RjDj platform as well as interactive sound installations in collaboration with top artists, and two months in we’re showing good progress and potential.
I am extremely grateful that a collective such as the BSB exists, and their help has been instrumental to my success during my education and professional career. I have repaid most of my loan now, but sincerely hope that I will soon be in a financial situation where I can contribute more to this fantastic institution. Thank you BSB!