Lots of students set up bands while they’re at Coventry University, current student Callum Maciver tells us about his, The Upsiders.
“It began with myself (Singer/Ukulele), Nathan (Melodica/Accordion) and Chris (Bass Guitar) in Madrid where we began playing music together for one of our Erasmus year assignments instigated by jamming sessions in the Spanish sun. Upon returning to Coventry to continue our Music studies we collaborated with our course mate David (Guitar) and Civil Engineering student Ryan (Cajon) and thus The Upsiders was formed in October 2015.
Since then we have performed at a variety of venues, including Kasbah and Welford Road Stadium for a whole array of events from private functions and weddings to a recent collaboration with the Talking Birds theatre company in aid of the Coventry City of Culture bid. We are also using our course acquired skill in Music Composition to write and produce our debut EP.”