Monday 7 March  |  12pm - 2pm | In person & Online

William Orbit

Musician, Composer & Producer

In a very special one off event, XL records co-founder Nick Halkes will interview a genuine musical polymath. Orbit’s career has taken in music in all its forms: whether experimental, electronica, songwriting or production, he’s a genuinely fascinating character with Madonna on speed-dial.


William Orbit is an English musician, composer and record producer who has sold 200 million recordings worldwide of his own work, his production and song writing work, and is the recipient of multiple Grammys, Ivor Novello awards and other music industry awards.

In a career spanning over 40 years, his influence is insurmountable. Producing some of pop music’s most seminal records – Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ and ‘MDNA’, Blur’s ‘13’, Robbie Williams’ ‘Rudebox’, Finley Quaye’s ‘Dice’, Pink’s ‘Feel Good Time’ and All Saints’ ‘Testament’ to name a few – he has won 3 Grammy Awards and been nominated a further 5 times, with work on albums by U2, Britney Spears, Beth Orton, Queen and Michael Jackson. Immersed in the worlds of classical, pop and electronic, his contributions to contemporary music illustrate a great cadence of alchemic studio fusions and what he calls ‘curating serendipity’.

His career highlights are so vast that we’d struggle to fit them on one page! Orbit’s full biography can be found on his website – check it out and be prepared to be wowed!

Nick Halkes

Nick Halkes is a music industry executive best known for signing a breaking dance act The Prodigy and being one of the founders of the XL Recordings label XL Recordings & EMI distributed Positiva Records.

He is now an artist manager, managing Liam Howlett (The Prodigy), DJ Fresh, Bad Company UK and more. Nick also runs the Reach Up club night and radio show with partners Andy Smith and Crissy Kybosh.

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

COMPULSORY GROUPS: FS21-1, FS21-2, QS21-2, QS21-3, QS21-4, QS21-5, DS20-1, DS20-3, DS21-1, DS21-3 , Access Creatives, Vision West Notts to attend in person

This session will take place in the Venue, Metronome and online via Zoom. Check ticket availability.