21st February 2019
The Music department at York College proudly congratulates former student Jonathan Gilmore on winning a BRIT Award for his production work on the album of the Year; A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975.
Jonathan, formerly of Millthorpe School, studied AS Level Music Technology at York College (2006-7), achieving an A grade. He then progressed to Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) to study Sound Recording Technology.
York College music tutor Nigel Bartram remembers: “Jonathan was always in bands around York, he was an ambitious student with plenty of musical ideas. It is great to see him doing so well in the industry.”
Now aged 29, Los Angeles based Jonathan has worked with top music artists: The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, Pale Waves, Wolf Alice, Nothing but Thieves, and the list goes on.
The 1975 won two BRIT Awards; best group and album of the year. Jonathan’s Twitter post reads: ‘I had the pleasure of co-producing this little slice of genius’.
This week Jonathan’s success, and that of Mark Readman, an Extended Diploma Music Performance & Production student, who re-lived the Beatles rooftop performance fifty years on (at the College) and who also hopes to study at LIPA, are fantastic examples of students taking their studies to the next level.
York College has a range of music courses available for all ages, including an eight week Adult Learning course ‘Learn to Record and Produce Music’, starting 5th March. This course provides an introduction to music production and the basic technical skills needed to produce songs.