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Students’ debut single set for BBC Introducing airplay

Wednesday 7 June 2017

IT WAS the launch pad for music sensations George Ezra and Blossoms, and now two students at the University of Salford are following in their footsteps, by having their debut single aired on BBC Introducing.

Final year students Jordan Bates and Connor Kaminski are both members of Lancashire five piece ‘The Jonny Oates Band’.

After winning a ‘Last Band Standing’ competition at their local pub, the band now have the opportunity for their music demo to be aired on BBC Introducing this summer.

Drummer Jordan, 21, from Leyland, said:  “It’s the kind of thing you dream of, and always hope would happen, and really something as band we have been working towards for quite a few years. We’re very excited about the airplay, it’s the biggest opportunity that we have and we’re currently just recording some demo’s for the airplay”.

Jordan and Connor study BA (Hons) Popular Music and Recording, a highly reputable course within the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford. The band use the state of the art music recording studios in the New Adelphi building at the University, to record demos of their music.

Jordan continued: “It’s great that as a band we can access facilities that are better than typical recording studios, which are on our doorstep at the University. The kit in the studios is incredible, we really do have everything we need”.

The Jonny Oates Band also plan to play some festivals later this year. To follow updates on the airplay, please check the bands social feeds here.

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Victoria Barker

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