Our alumni go on to win awards, tour and record as part of bands and ensembles, and have diverse careers in and out of the music industry.


Chantel McGregor

  • 2008 Popular Music graduate

  • In 2011, she was voted ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the British Blues Awards

  • Since then she has won both ‘Best Female Vocalist (2012, 2013) and ‘Guitarist of the Year’ (2013, 2014).


Dan McDougall

  • Graduated from Popular Music in 2010

  • Has gone on to work as a live and studio drummer for leading industry names such as Ellie Goulding and Tom Odell

  • He is also signed to BMG Chrysalis Publishing as a writer, where his credits include Will Young and The Wanted.



  • AKA 2014 Popular Music graduate Joseph Lyons

  • Recently toured alongside Nick Mulvey and is embarked on UK solo tour

  • Latest single ‘Pylons’ was Radio 1’s Huw Stephens’ single of the week


John Newman

  • Studied BTEC Popular Music at LCoM in 2010

  • Internationally recognised and critically acclaimed singer and musician

  • His career to date has seen him collaborate with artists such as Rudimental and receive several BRIT Award nominations.