Roger Davies, a local folk singer, recently visited Huddersfield New College to work with the First year BTEC Creative Media students. Davies writes songs to reflect the word around us, which has resulted in a strong following.

Davies has recently formed a new band and is currently working on their new album, which will be launched this year. The Creative Media students have been given the opportunity to produce a music video for his latest song, ‘Chasing the Sun’.

Gary Eastwood, Creative Media teacher, thoroughly enjoyed working with Davies. He stated, “For a musician of Roger’s calibre to take time away from the studio to come and work with our students is a fantastic opportunity for them. Davies has a positive mind set about the creative process, and provided plenty of encouragement to our students. I’m sure that this will inspire them in their work to produce the music video.”

Gary added, “The experience of working to a professional brief is another example of the college providing excellent development opportunities for our cohort. The finished product has the potential to be seen by an audience of thousands via several online platforms.”