President - Andy
Hi all, I’m Andy, a fourth year Biochemist, Geneticist and the society President for the coming year. I have been in BandSoc since my first year, playing in several different bands during my time. Last year I was the Social Sec for the society and did such a good job (bad job!?) that I levelled it up and it is now called Band Manager. BandSoc has been a big part of my social life at university and as President I will aim to make it a positive experience for you all too.
I have watched the society transform drastically during my three years here and have been part of maintaining the high standard we have set for ourselves. The previous year saw BandSoc hold its most successful Battle of the Bands and this year, with the help of the rest of the committee and you, the members, I would like to continue to build on that. The plan for this year is to try and hold some higher profile events, such as this year’s Christmas gig which will possibly involve external bands from our sponsor Childline Rocks. Aside from offering you a practice room to work in, we also aim to increase our role in supporting bands by providing more workshops and seminars to give advice on song-writing and endorsement.
Moving on to the actual music: I have been a bass player for around 7 years now (to varying degrees of committed playing) and have recently started to dabble in keyboards. My taste in music is diverse and I am always keen to watch strange instrument matchups at our Jam Nights. Typically I lean towards Hard/Classic rock (Thin Lizzy, The Who, AC/DC etc.) and funk rock (red hot chili peppers), but also enjoy many more genres and I’ll play anything I think sounds fun. My guilty pleasure is 80’s music and I have been described by some as liking “sexy bass”, a statement I deemed too great to leave out.
You will see me around at all the events, so please do come and talk to me and let me know what you think. I’m not as grumpy as I look.
Vice-President - CJ
I'm C. J. Glover and I am the Vice President of the BandSoc committee (two years running). I'm just starting my third year of law. I play the guitar and sing backing vocals in my band. The genre of my choice is probably punk music with a slightly pop edge to it though really anything that's rock music will suffice. My iPod goes from Iron Butterfly to Blink-182.
Treasurer - Jacob
Hey, I'm Jacob, your societies' Treasurer. I'm a second year theology student, but the thing that drives me most is music. This is why I joined BandSoc; I am a bassist, both upright and electric, play guitar, and have been known to try my hand at vocals too.
Naturally, I am interested in and have played a wide variety of genres including Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Avant-garde, Punk, Rockabilly and occasionally a little bit of orchestral stuff. I have been in multiple bands over the last few years, coming third in last year's BandSoc Battle of the Bands with James in 'Captain Inflection (and the Argonauts)' and spending much of my first year with the Nottingham jam band Cheshire and the Cat.
Back at home I have played professionally with a number of groups, a 12 piece jazz outfit, and an 8 piece backing group, though perhaps most notably I was a founding member and writer for the North Western band Nobody's Hero (formally known as TimeBomb) who had quite a following on the unsigned circuit, releasing two E.Ps and touring with the likes of Dave Evans (AC/DCs original singer), Bad Pollyanna at such venues as Satan's Hollow.