They’ve played with The Stones, The Who, Guns’n’Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers. Now Jed Elliot’s band The Struts is going on tour with The Foo Fighters.
“After studying Commercial Music at Bath Spa University I had the opportunity to join a new band called The Struts. We signed with Virgin EMI and toured extensively across the UK and into France for 3 or 4 years, leading to a support show with The Rolling Stones in Paris. This attracted the attention of management based in America and in 2015 we signed with Interscope Records and relocated to LA.”
The band has spent the last two years touring the USA and Japan and is currently recording the second album ready for a 2018 release.
“I feel that the Commercial Music course inspired me to improve not only as a musician but also equipped me with the skills to form relationships in the music industry, based on an understanding of the roles involved.
I was able to have a solid idea of how to treat my band as a product, without inhibiting the creativity, and this proved invaluable when it came to management and record label discussions. I also developed production skills, became much more confident as a performer and fell even more in love with music. I have a lot to thank the course for!”
Tour dates and more at www.thestruts.com