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Jack - Creative Music Technology

BBC Radio 2 competition nominee

From being one of the final four nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2016 to releasing his first vinyl, Creative Music Technology student Jack Cookson has gone from strength to strength during and following his time at UWE Bristol.

Jack entered the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Artist of the Year competition early in 2016. Just a few months later he was performing in the final in the green room of the Royal Albert Hall.

Album release

Jack didn’t win but was honoured and thrilled to have got so far. The final was broadcast live on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show on Radio 2, giving Jack some great exposure the day before the release of his album, Revolt & Resolve.

Extraordinary talent

Dr Adrian Hull, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, said, “Jack was a great student at UWE Bristol on the Creative Music Technology course. He's a perfect example of a strong Music Technology student who through studying music theory and the technology that underpins the composition, performance, recording and production of all forms of music nowadays, was then able to deliver a fantastic end product that showcases his extraordinary talent.”

Since graduating, Jack is continuing to pursue his talents in music. He has now released his first vinyl, produced using the skills he honed through his degree. Find out more about Jack’s music on his website

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