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Musicians invited to Abbey Road
Abbey Road studio
Pink Floyd recorded Dark Side of the Moon in this Abbey Road studio

Cambridgeshire musicians are to tread in the footsteps of superstar bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Blur at a special BBC Introducing event.

London's famous Abbey Road studios will host a musicians' masterclass on 3 February 2011, to nurture the UK's best new musical talent.

Four bands - Violet Bones, The Shutters, Tom Copson and Silent House Party will attend from Cambridgeshire.

Guests at the masterclass include The Kaiser Chiefs and Tinchy Stryder.

BBC Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac, Jo Whiley and Zane Lowe will also offer their services, alongside a number of other top session musicians and music industry figures.

For the musicians that attend, it should be a fantastic learning experience at two of the UK's most legendary recording studios.
Jason Carter, Editor, BBC Introducing

The local acts - ranging from indie pop bands to acoustic singer-songwriters - were asked to attend after being nominated for a place by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's music show BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire.

'Developing musicians'

The musicians' masterclass, music industry insight sessions and expert-led practical workshops are being staged at the Abbey Road and Maida Vale studios and will give unsigned acts the opportunity to network with business contacts and craft their talents.

The event will be streamed live on the day, giving musicians from around the country the opportunity to see the sessions and gain invaluable advice from many of the activities.

"We are very pleased to have pulled together such a fantastic line-up of music industry experts from inside and outside the BBC," said Jason Carter, the editor of BBC Introducing.

Tom Copson
Cambridgeshire's Tom Copson has been chosen to take part

"For the musicians that attend, it should be a fantastic learning experience at two of the UK's most legendary recording studios.

"The focus of the day will be solely built around developing musicians and advising them about all facets of the industry.

"From sessions on drumming and lyrics to the artist-led talks, the live streaming content online and available after will enable musicians from all over the UK to benefit from the wealth of advice on offer."

BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire goes out every Friday between 7 and 8pm on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on 95.7FM, 96FM, 1026AM, DAB and online .

Take part live online in the musicians' masterclass on 3 February 2011 at BBC Introducing.

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