27 February 2015
UCLan graduate Elizabeth Vince collaborated with Beth Orton on all-female show
A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate has enjoyed a musical career highlight after taking to the stage with a BRIT Award winner.
Elizabeth Vince, who graduated from UCLan’s music practice degree in 2013, performed with two-time Mercury Prize nominee Beth Orton at Band on the Wall in Manchester.
The 24-year-old was one of 14 up and coming artists that won a place in the first all-female Wall of Sounds Artistic Directors Series which involved a week of collaboration and songwriting, and culminated in a sell-out show on 20 February.
Elizabeth, from Manchester, said: “The reception to the performance on the final night was fantastic. Beth was a great musician and a brilliant mentor, with a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with us all. I have also formed some incredible friendships and contacts within the music industry with likeminded women from an incredibly vast range of musical genres. It was an extremely inspirational, creative and fulfilling week.”
“The reception to the performance on the final night was fantastic. Beth was a great musician and a brilliant mentor, with a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with us all.”
The female only event, which was produced by the creative music project and events organisation Brighter Sound, occurred because only one in four applicants for the previous Wall of Sounds ventures were female. In order to counter this, the organisation created an event that was solely targeted to female artists with Beth Orton as the Artist in Residence.
Elizabeth said: “It was a great night and fantastic to see the 13 songs we’d created and collaborated on over the week performed with such passion and enthusiasm.”
During her time at the Preston Campus she won UCLan’s Creative Focus Performance Award for her experimental music piece at the Future Sound festival.