High times for HRC Music Tech learners as Jamiroquai’s Rob Harris visits College

Rob Harris, guitarist with Jamiroquai, treated Music Technology learners at Huntingdonshire Regional College to a performance of guitar hooks from some of the band’s biggest hits during a visit last week.

Learners quizzed the musician about his career, instruments, playing techniques, and how to break into the music business.

Rob said: “It was a pleasure talking with the students at HRC, lots of well thought out questions – the coffee was great too!”

He emphasised the importance of commitment, practise and being a reliable team player.

Rob shared an anecdote from when he was called to audition for Jamiroquai and was asked to learn four songs.

He was so determined to get the job that he learned four albums worth of material and his hard work paid off.

Jordan Vidler, a Music Tech learner, said: “Rob showed us that the music industry isn’t as daunting to get into as people think.

“With hard work and good networking skills you can make it.”

Fellow learner, Wilf Holyoak, added: “He was very informative about working in the industry and how to present yourself to musicians and other colleagues.”

Rob’s visit was his second to the College during the last two years.

He has recently set up his own studio in St. Neots and website www.robharris.co.uk

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