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Want to join a band?

Before Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, or Young Fathers, there were passionate musicians who just hadn't met yet. Our Band Development Programme could help you to find your ideal bandmates.

Looking for someone to round out your sound, or a collaborator to push you further? Our Band Development Programme offers NTU students the chance to meet like-minded performers.

How do I start?

It all begins with The Band Book. It's a directory of all NTU students signed up to the programme, including their preferred instrument, their favourite musical genre and how to get in touch.

And then...get gigging

Get a few practices in, and there's a space for you on stage at one of our gigs across the city.

We hold weekly jam nights between 6 pm and 9 pm on Wednesdays at our Music Centre on the City Campus and at Metronome at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (part of NTU). And if you need help with song writing or lyrics, we've got that covered too.

In past years, we've put on shows at venues including NTU Students' Union, The Maze, and The Peacock.

We also run an annual Battle of the Bands in collaboration with the Confetti. Perform in front of a packed crowd and an industry panel for a chance to win recording time at Confetti's studios, A&R sessions with Denizen Music, and even sets at local music festivals.

Interested? Email NTU Band Development Programme organiser Tom Bates to find out more.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570