ROCK legend Bev Bevan will be using his extensive industry knowledge to help music students at Kidderminster College.

The founder member and drummer of The Move and the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has become a Patron for Music courses.

Bev, who also was a touring drummer for another of Birmingham’s legendary bands Black Sabbath, joins Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant – who has been a Patron of the college’s label MAS Records for a number of years.

He will be visiting the college regularly, taking on an advisory role for students at college as they look to embark on careers in the industry.

And one of his first visits will be to present Kidderminster College with one of his many gold discs.

Bev said: “I am proud to become Patron of the Music department at Kidderminster College, the Music courses are taught by lecturers with many years of experience in the music industry.

“I hope to visit the college on a regular basis and advise the students about their opportunities, and hopefully by sharing my knowledge and experience, I can help to prepare them to work in the music industry.”

Music courses at Kidderminster College are taught by industry specialist staff, who have many years of experience in writing, performing, recording and releasing music in a wide range of genres and are currently professionally active.

Bev is currently a member of the band Quill, which also stars college music lecturer and drummer, Andy Edwards, alongside lecturer Rob Groucutt, whose father played bass guitar with ELO.

The band recently came in to college rehearsing for their upcoming tour ‘Riding Rainbows’ and in March, the students will have the amazing opportunity to perform with Quill.

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