Introducing the Access Creative College Stage
Access Creative College (ACC) is a leading national college specialising in Music, Games, Media & Events. We are based in 7 locations around the UK and are committed to helping produce the next generation of creatives.
We have an impressive set of alumni including Ed Sheeran (who is now our patron), JP Cooper, Mullally, Jess Glynne and Let’s Eat Grandma.
We are incredibly passionate about making sure our students receive hands on industry experience, and we have recently launched our own Artist Development company Cetera.
Cetera gives young people the guidance and pathway they need to break into the music industry. It offers services in artist mentoring and guidance, marketing and promotion including opportunities to play festivals including Latitude, Redfest and Dot to Dot among others.
This year, ACC is incredibly privileged and excited to be working with Redfest! Our students will be getting hands and running our very own ACC stage. We also have a number of aspiring festival organisers helping Redfest out on the day and if that isn’t enough, we have a lineup of 24 student acts ready to show you what they’ve got – here’s a sneak peek of just a few to come!
Droogs are a three-piece band from Bristol formed in 2017 comprising of Joe Harding (vocals and guitar), Ben Fisher (bass) and Sam Taylor (drums) They play irreverent, bass-driven Punk which draws inspiration from The Fat White Family, John Cooper Clarke and The Damned.
Adolescent rhythm section, Sam and Ben, met as kids and spent the majority of secondary school barricading themselves in the music department lying in wait for the perfect front person. At the age of 16, they found labourer Joe and shoved a microphone in front of him to capture his ridiculous rants which encapsulate the sheer futility and boredom of everyday, working life. Their unique sound has been described as Slacker Punk and Art Punk.
Lebo is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Bristol by way of Birmingham and Botswana. His piano lead R&B ballads draw influence from James Blake and Sampha, and are in turns unsettling and soulful due to the dark and sensitive nature of his song topics alongside his instantly recognisable voice.
Sylvia Daley is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Bristol. Her alternative pop writing style cannot deny British rainy days and tales of young love, and going quietly mad in the city. Although her genre falls into the indie folk category, Sylvia has a strong pop sensibility and has even been described as “Taylor Swift’s twisted sister” although her songs come out darker and stranger due to her British sense of humour and collaborator/lead guitarist Arthur Foulstone’s atmospheric textures and art rock influence.