Friday 11 March  |  10am - 12pm | Online

Do It For Real – Music

Don't miss one of Industry Week's most popular events when some of Confetti's most talented alumni return to where it all began to talk about life after graduation, securing a job in the industry, and everything they have learnt along the way.


Confetti’s top graduates make a welcome return to where their creative journey began, to answer your questions about Doing It For Real in the creative industries.

Find out how they got their first break, how they have put their learning into practice, and what working in the industry is really like. Don’t forget to come armed with lots of questions to ask them!

Check out last year’s Do It For Real session on our OnDemand section.

Gaddiel Nketia

Gaddiel studied BA Music Performance at Confetti from 2018 – 2021 and is already making his mark as a freelance musician working with companies such as Phlexx Records, Mount Street Studios and as an in-house composer for Sky TV. His most notable achievement after graduating is composing music for the “No Time To Die” promo featured on Sky, as well as contributing to 2 albums released on their music library “SATV”.  Gaddiel is also a music leader for the Nottingham CAN project – “Beatknots”.

Gavin Arblaster (ARB Covers) 

Gavin attended Confetti from 2009 to 2014, completing the NCFE / BTEC and the FdSc Music Technology course. After graduating, Gavin left Nottingham for San Francisco where he worked & studied at Pyramind Music & Audio Production studios while DJing around the bars and clubs of the bay area. 

Once back in the UK, Gavin started his successful global company ARB Covers which designs & makes handcrafted covers for studio equipment (Monitors/speakers/mixing desk/amps) keeping them protected when not in use.  His clients include:Shadow Child – Made By Pete – Beats By JBlack – Aubrey Whitfield –  Mark Hill  – D.Ramirez – Sorley and Nashville YouTuber Colt Capperrune.

Luke Gentry

Luke is an Emmy nominated Sound Designer based in London, known mainly for his work on high end features such as Disney’s Aladdin and Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen. He is also more recently credited for his work on Amazon’s The Wheel of Time.  

Outside of features and independent film, Luke has also created sound for games, ads and also live performances. These include Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Shawn Mendes’ “Illuminate” tour and Dynamos “Seeing is Believing” tour.

Luke is also a keen sound recordist and runs a sound library company, Colossal Sound Libraries that provide high quality sound effects for use in film and TV productions.

Luke is currently busy working on The Man Who Fell To Earth, creating all things alien for CBS’s TV adaptation of the famous David Bowie movie from 1976. Read this 2021 interview with Luke from our friends at Left Lion.

Important: Sign-ups are only valid with your Confetti or NTU student email address. Compulsory group students do not need to book.

COMPULSORY GROUPS: IS21, QS21-1 , QS21-5 and QS20-4 to attend online

This session will take place online via Zoom.