Music students make it big!

Music students make it big

We are delighted to announce that two Yorkshire Coast College music students have been chosen to take to the stage this summer in support of two of the biggest names in the UK music Industry; Jessie J and McBusted.

Sophie Norris, who is studying the Level 4 Artist Development Programme, was chosen to support Jessie J at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 25th, after Jessie J’s management team “absolutely loved” Sophie’s demo.

Sophie is a hugely talented young lady who is currently putting the finishing touches to her debut studio album ‘Handmade Woman’ and her live album with her band No Warning. Headlining at Scarborough Spa during the Science Fiction Convention and winning ‘The Voice of Yorkshire’ in Leeds last month are just a few of Sophie’s recent achievements that are contributing to her growing reputation.

Sophie was given the exciting news that she will be supporting Jessie J this June whilst at work at the Co-Operative in Hunmanby on Tuesday afternoon.

Connor Lawlor, Level 4 Access to Music student has also received the exciting news that, for the second year running, he has been chosen to open for a headline act at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Connor has been specifically requested to make a return to the “Big Stage” as an opening act for McBusted after opening for McFly and Olly Murs in 2013.

The 19 year old singer songwriter has gone from strength to the strength so far in his short career. Connor is currently working on his new EP that he will launch at the Open Air Theatre when he opens for McBusted on June 27th. John Pattison, Music Programme Leader at Yorkshire Coast College said: “We are all incredibly proud of Connor and Sophie and can’t wait to watch their careers develop. This is the third year Yorkshire Coast College students have secured supporting roles for some of the UK Music industry’s top names at Scarborough Open Air Theatre and we feel this is testament to the outstanding quality and talent of musicians here at Yorkshire Coast College. Who knows one day we may be providing students to support Sophie and Connor on their national tours.”