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Westminster music students win The Independent’s Student Band Competition

Music 8 May 2014

The band 'Venice Trip', including students from the Westminster Commercial Music BA course and Commercial Music Performance BMus course, have won The Independent's Student Band Competition.

Over the past five weeks, The Independent’s student brand ambassadors held charity gigs at campuses nationwide to raise money for their i Elephant Appeal.

Each band that played submitted a song for consideration for the Student Band Competition and it was Westminster band 'Venice Trip' that scooped the top prize: an eight-hour recording session at Bowerman Studios in London.

Band members Andrés Alcover (vocal/guitar), Joe Wood (drums), Ben Camburn (keyboards) and Nick GK (bass) have been creating psychedelia and groove together since September 2012, and plan to record a new album over the summer which they would like to release on vinyl.

Working with students from other subject disciplines in the Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts & Design, the band integrate complex audio-visual artworks into their live performances, creating a sensory experience for the audience. Numerous festival appearances in Europe this summer are also now in negotiation as their reputation grows abroad.

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