5th September 2007


Graduate has Raw Talent


Winner of the BBC Raw Talent award Liz Holmes is graduating from the University of Lincoln in Hull on Thursday 6 September with great prospects ahead of her.


Liz is graduating in Audio Technology after studying for three years at the Hull campus. Since finishing University, Liz has put her knowledge of music production and management to good use after receiving the BBC award for producing, editing and designing an album.


Liz already has experience of working in the music production industry. In her final year at University she decided to specialise in music production and subsequently produced an album for Hull singer/songwriter Dave Wilkinson. 


For her final showcase project of her degree she produced an album, The Best of Hull…Live, which included live recordings of three bands performing at a Hull nightclub. This album won her the BBC Raw Talent award.


“The BBC Raw Talent producer told me I had won because I provided an excellent overall package of high-quality recording, editing skills and professional album design,” said Liz.


Since finishing university Liz has produced another album for local Hull band The Charge and is currently managing funky rock band Tonik.


“I have been working hard to get Tonik publicity and have got a lot of press interest, radio airplay and even had a professional music video produced. They are now playing regularly on the Hull music scene with gigs planned further a field.


“I am hoping to continue producing music and I plan to take on more bands to manage. Eventually I would like to own my own band management company to help other bands with gig organisation and media interest.


“Without my degree I would never had acquired the skills needed to work in this industry.”


Hull graduation ceremonies will take place at The Guildhall at 10.30am and 2.30pm on Thursday 6 September.

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Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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