Some of our alumni and current students have had some amazing achievements in their musical endeavors. The above slideshow features Tristan Goodman, Arthur Franks and Melissa Travers.
After eighteen months of intensive tuition at The Rhythm Studio in 06-07, James enrolled for a BA (Hons) in Music Production at Leeds College Of Music. He graduated with 1st Class Honours and now works full-time as an assistant for Mike Spencer, producer to the likes of Kylie, Jamiroquai and Rizzle Kicks. James has worked on tracks by likes of Rudimental and Labrinth, and played drums on Please Don't Say You Love Me by Gabrielle Aplin and Me Without You by Loick Essien, which made no.6 and no.14 in the UK singles. He is currently writing and touring with rapidly ascending dance duo Snakehips.
Bash, a regular at The Rhythm Studio's Rock & Roll Boot Camps, is busy developing an extremely successful career in music theatre. Bash recently played Gavroche in Les Misérables at Queens Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, then made his West End debut as the lead in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal. He is currently touring the UK with the Oliver! production.
Melissa has been studying drums at The Rhythm Studio for three years. Last year Melissa auditioned to star in a Lexus TV commercial entitled 'The Drum Roll'. We are very proud that Melissa was chosen from thousands of drummers to star in the commercial alongside Kylie and a group of amazing drummers that included William Boweman (La Roux), Pauli Stanley-Mckenzie (Gorillaz) and Mark Mondesir (Jeff Beck).
Tristan was one of the first pupils to take drum lessons with us, back when Chris was teaching drums in his auntie's basement and The Rhythm Studio was in its infancy. He studied at The Rhythm Studio for over six years and that he became the first of The Rhythm Studio's pupils to achieve a distinction in his Rockschool Grade 8 drum kit examination.
Arthur Franks studies drum kit and sings in a band at The Rhythm Studio, and is a veteran of many a Rock & Roll Boot Camp. Arthur’s feats include becoming a chorister with the prestigious Chapel Royal Choir at Hampton Court, at Westminster Abbey for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and earning a place at Sylvia Youngs Theatre School. He has recently taken to the stage, starring in the West End production of A Doll’s House at The Young Vic, as well as The Sound Of Music at Open Air Theatre in Regents Park.