Students 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental
Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, who make up half of the group, graduated from Leeds Met in 2008 from the BSc (Hons) Creative Music and Sound Technology course.
Rudimental took part in a lively question and answer session with the students prior to their concert at the O2 Academy in Leeds that evening.
Piers said: "We did a remix module at Leeds Met which gave us a buzz for getting vocals and manipulating them in our own way which evolved from there. The course helped us to understand the range of jobs available in the industry: I discovered live sound and music to picture and was able to apply for jobs afterwards that I didn't even know existed."
Kesi added: The facilities at Leeds Met are next to none. Being in the music industry now and looking back, we remember things that we learnt on the course. For example, it gave us an insight into publishing and knowledge of things that we now have to deal with in our careers."
Andrew Fryer, Head of the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts at Leeds Met, commented: "With a triple platinum UK number one single and over 15 million hits on YouTube, a world tour, and appearances on BBC TV and radio, Piers and Kesi have shown us how to achieve success. I am doubly pleased that, as graduates from Leeds Met, they are taking time out from their busy schedule to come back to the University to share their experiences with us and inspire our current students."
After storming to the top of the UK charts earlier this year with their number one single, 'Feel the Love', Rudimental were shortlisted in this year's MOBO category of Best Newcomer along with Rita Ora and former X-Factor contestant Misha B. Last year's MOBO awards saw superstar Jessie J crowned winner in the same category. New single, 'Not Giving In', was released on 18 November.
You can view the question and answer session in full here.
Image l-r: Kesi Dryden (Rudimental), Music students James Crabtree, Jimmy Sweeney, Will Gerrard and Ben Arnold, and Piers Aggett (Rudimental).