Wednesday 9 March  |  12pm - 2pm | Online

Steve Lillywhite

Record producer

A chance to hear from one of the world's most successful record producers, responsible for steering songs that have become some of the touchstones of modern music. The six-time Grammy winner has worked with the likes of Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, U2 and The Killers: come and hear a true raconteur, living legend and force of nature in this once in a lifetime event.


When an album creates a sensation with rock audiences and music critics, the band or musician tends to receive the credit. Quite often, however, many people behind the scenes craft the quality of the product. Steve Lillywhite has worked behind a string of great albums by various bands; some reporters have argued that he even shaped a definitive sound of 1980s new wave. In Trouser Press, Karen Schlosberg dubbed Lillywhite “a prime mover of punk and post-punk rock”.

The producer of some of the most successful albums from such internationally acclaimed artists as U2, the Talking Heads, and the Rolling Stones, and some of the most trend-setting albums by such new wave pioneers as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ultravox, the Psychedelic Furs, and XTC, Lillywhite shaped several of the musical milestones of the 1980s.

Dean Jackson

Interviewing Lillywhite is broadcaster and radio presenter for BBC Radio Nottingham, Dean Jackson.

The friend of Confetti recently received an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University for his tireless work in the music and creative industries.

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COMPULSORY GROUPS: QS21-5, QS20-1, QS20-2, QS20-4, DS20-2, DS21-2, DS21-3 and DS21-4 to attend online

This session will take place online via Zoom.