Friday 12 March 2021
10am - 11.45am

Do It For Real – Music

Some of Confetti's most talented alumni are coming back to talk life after graduation, securing a job in the industry and everything they have learned along the way.


‘Do It For Real’ is all about Confetti students getting real industry opportunities whilst studying, to help them get work in the creative industries.

We’ve invited some of Confetti’s top graduates to talk about the industry experience they’ve gained since leaving, and to answer your questions about the creative industries.

Come and listen to the stories of how they got their first break, navigated the tricky moments getting there, and what working life looks like now. Don’t forget to come armed with lots of questions to ask them!

Take a look at what last year’s panel had to share with students.

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Aaron Patchett

Aaron is a lighting technician at Curve Theatre in Leicester. He’s been in the technical theatre industry for five years, starting at Lincoln Drill Hall and slowly heading south to his current residence in Leicester.

Curve Theatre produces some of the best work outside London, including musicals such as West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and Hairspray. In 2021 it plans to host Disney’s production of Beauty and the Beast.

Aaron’s other experience includes working in pyrotechnics and special effects for Arcadia at Glastonbury, and working as a pyrotechnics operator for ESL.

Aaron Patchett at Industry Week 2021

George Patchett

George studied the FdSc in Music Technology at Confetti in 2016. During this time at Confetti, he mixed some of the pre-recorded Notts TV shows, recorded and edited the NUSIC podcast and helped to record an orchestra.

Since graduating, he has continued to mix live broadcasts for Notts TV and was offered a full-time position as a sound engineer at ESL UK where he then spent the next three-and-a-half years honing his broadcast engineering skills in the new world of esports.

It’s with these sharpened skills he took to Promod Esports to step it up again, this time managing and planning for every aspect of broadcast production. His favourite challenge at the minute is keeping broadcasts and studios functional in a locked-down world.

George Patchett at Industry Week 2021

Kurt Martinez

Kurt is a recording engineer working from a number of studios across London including Metropolis, Sarm, Westpoint and Blue Box where he has cut his teeth with some of the most talented and sought-after engineers and producers from both sides of the Atlantic.

He recorded the Platinum selling single Rain by Aitch and AJ Tracey and has worked with other major label artists including Burna Boy, Fleur East, Ina Wroldsen, Jess Glynne, Sam Fender and comedian Jack Whitehall to list a few.

Kurt Martinez at Industry Week 2021