NIMBUS ALUMNI SUCCESS
We are very proud of the Nimbus Alumni success stories and careers each graduate builds in the music, media and entertainment industries. Check out some of their stories in their own words through our Interludes series - quick conversations of progress and lessons learned.
PLACEMENT: Nimbus Artists at Chickpea
October 8, 2019
Congratulations to so many Nimbus students and grads for booking paid shows at Chickpea on Main, after our Community Liaison sent out the call for artists. Bo Henrik, In Limbo, Liam Sturgess, Sarah Jamison, Tess Anderson, Jordain Culpepper, Alexandra Prodanuk and Jaida Torres will be playing from October - February, so check out their Tuesday Tunes, every second Tuesday from 8:30pm - 10:00pm.
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NEWS: Current Student Liam Sturgess on CTV News!
October 7, 2019
Congratulations to current student Liam Sturgess for his recent performance on CTV News Saskatoon. What an incredible voice and personality - so proud of you, Liam!MORE INFO
NEWS: Nimbus Grad Debut Album Launch with Full Circle First Nations
August 28, 2019
NEWS: Nimbus Grad Racquel on Membran Labs Podcast
August 28, 2019
SHOUT OUT to our incredible grad, SOCAN A&R Rep and previous Nimbus employee Racquel V for this amazing podcast. Racquel shares great ideas and tips about becoming a force of nature in the Music Industry!MORE INFO
NEWS: Nimbus Grad Sleepy Tom & Lights' New Single "Amateurs"
August 28, 2019
Congrats to Nimbus grad, guest instructor, curriculum designer and prolific electronic artist Sleepy Tom for his latest single "Amateurs" with Lights, currently blowing up on the radio! Check it out on Spotify and all platforms.MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Sound Design Success in E-Sports Documentary Smash Forward!
August 13, 2019
Congratulations to amaing graduate Jeff H, who did the location recording, sound design, and mix for a Telus Storyhive documentary that's picked up a bit of coverage with the CBC and various news outlets around Vancouver!
Smash Forward focuses on a variety of topics from difficulties local esports communities face, to female representation in gaming, to mental health and well-being in gamers. Check it out on YouTube, and congrats, Jeff, on this amazing sound work!MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Nimbus Grad Live Sound Tech for Judy Stakee Songwriting Retreat!
August 9, 2019
Congratulations to Machayla L for booking a fantastic gig recording sound for world-renowned Judy Stakee at her upcoming week-long songwriters' retreat!
VOLUNTEER: Grad Support for Grad!
August 6, 2019
Congrats to Rachael S, one of our awesome graduates (Production, Music Industry, AND Artist Development!) for booking in with us to help produce our own graduation event this term!
NEWS: Nimbus TA and Trailblazer Larisa S on Public Disco
July 9, 2019
Check out the link for this wonderful write up of local trailblazer and Nimbus graduate Larisa Sanders: Artist, founder of Stew Jams, curator for Public Disco, AND Teaching Assistant at Nimbus. This school is filled with people who care so much about creating opportunities for musical development, and we're so proud to see the impact they are making!MORE INFO
NEWS: Nimbus Graduate launches New Creative Podcast: Demo To Limo
July 3, 2019
NEWS: Nimbus Students at Uptown Live 2019
June 20, 2019
Nimbus students will be at Uptown Live 2019, assisting with stage and sound duties under the supervision of our awesome Live Sound Instructor, Noah Kamis. Visit them at this wonderful, family-friendly, all ages street festival in New Westminster on July 20th!MORE INFO
VOLUNTEERS: Five Star Volunteers for SOCAN 2019 AGM
June 20, 2019
Congratulations to Abby H, Daniel K, Jason G, Christopher Y and Quinn G, for their amazing volunteer work at SOCAN's Annual General Meeting. We're so proud of how involved our students are with the community, and glad they received such praise from SOCAN for their excellent work ethic!
PLACEMENT: Two Nimbus Graduates score gigs for This Way Events
June 14, 2019
Congrats to Caesha A and Greg P for their first gig bookings with This Way Events, a local event services company. Caesha and Greg are both hardworking graduates with exceptional skillsets and great attitudes, coming to an event near you this summer. Congratulations, you two!MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Nimbus Grad lands Fairmont Pacific Rim Sound Tech Position
June 10, 2019
Congratulations to Machayla L for landing a full-time Production, Sound and AV position at Fairmont Pacific Rim! Machayla graduated from live sound in Spring 2019, and sprung right into a job with a prestigious hotel chain. Huge congrats!
PLACEMENT: Two More Hires at Digital Sound Magic!
May 23, 2019
Congratulations to two more graduates, Kenny W and Zaira M, for recently joining the team at Digital Sound Magic! We hear amazing things about the work environment and team over there, and are so happy to watch them expanding and bringing on new passionate engineers!
PLACEMENT: Five Engineers Booked for 2019 Canadian Songwriter Challenge
May 15, 2019
Every year we are happy to employ some of our own graduates for the Canadian Songwriter Challenge Presented by Bell Media. Thanks to Max, Teo, Christopher, Chang-Ru and Torben for joining the team as our Lead Engineers this year!
PLACEMENT: A Thousand Words Post: Third Nimbus Hire
May 13, 2019
Congratulations to Warren Hall for their recent placement with A Thousand Words Post! We're so proud to have three Nimbus engineers at the fast-growing post-production studios.
NEWS: Battle of the Bands 2019 winner Zoey Leven drops new album!
May 7, 2019
NEWS: The Hunter & The Potter Recording Day at Nimbus!
April 10, 2019
Congratulations to The Hunter & The Potter for a successful recording day at our satellite campus, The Historic Little Mountain Sound! The band recorded with legendary engineer and instructor Roger Swan (Swollen Members, Moka Only), as one of the winning acts from 2018's Best in Vancouver, presented by Live Acts Canada. We can't wait to hear the song!
NEWS: Founder GGGarth records young emerging coast bands
April 8, 2019
Nimbus' co-founder GGGarth Richardson makes dreams come true for some talented Coast musicians, Sudo Sol and Spouse. Check out the Coast Reporter Article for more!MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Congrats to Lorenzo on a tutoring/consultant gig!
April 8, 2019
Our grads are not only producing their own amazing work, but they're tutoring, supporting and consulting for others learn how to make their music. Congrats to Lorenzo D for helping out a fellow local music maker this week!
PLACEMENT: Benjamin C starts at Digital Sound Magic
March 20, 2019
Congratulations to graduate Benjamin C for being hired to work with amazing voice studios Digital Sound Magic! DSM is a premiere voiceover and audio dubbing studio for film, TV, corporate dubbing and localization solutions located here in Vancouver, B.C.
PLACEMENT: Team of Nimbus Graduates on Award-winning film
February 28, 2019
Congratulations to Sean William, Nimbus Graduate, composer, and part of the Nimbus Admissions team, for composing and mixing this gorgeous music of the Crazy 8s 2019 film, Ada. Recorded by fellow graduate Liam Moes at Monarch Studio with assistance from Nimbus graduate Troy Zeng and current student Joshua Akow. Take a listen to this moving music HERE!
NEWS: FRESH GRADUATE YNOT DROPS NEW SINGLE "SCARLETT"
February 26, 2019
"Scarlett is a reflection on a time when my mind was in a darker space. Representing my experience of falling for someone but watching us grow distant as time passed. Bringing in a new style to my music I wanted this song to reflect my emotions."
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NEWS: Graduate Cassie Dasilva releases new single "Still In Love"
February 25, 2019
Congratulations to graduate Cassie Dasilva on her latest release, "Still In Love". Check it out on Spotify HERE!
PLACEMENT: Graduate Jack M making (sound)waves in Toronto
February 25, 2019
Congratulations to Jack M, now based in Toronto, for his work as MSTRTRKS Studios Engineer. He's working on some other secret projects, and we can't wait to hear of his new releases and projects. It's great to see our Nimbus network growing throughout the country and beyond!
PLACEMENT: DJ Morgan Lily Bookings for Summer!
February 20, 2019
Shout out to our grad DJ Morgan Lily, who is constantly booking, performing and collaborating. One of our graduates recently booked DJ Morgan for a family wedding, and we're stoked to see notifications for performances all over town, for Holt Renfrew, Fleur Wedding Show, Vancouver Art Gallery and more. Find out more about DJ Morgan's work HERE!
PLACEMENT: Hipposonic takes on another graduate!
February 20, 2019
Congrats to current Zaira M, who joins recent graduate Zach P at the amazing Hipposonic Studios! We're so impressed by how eager, proactive and dedicated our students and graduates are. They're both receiving great feedback from the studio owner already!
PLACEMENT: Nimbus Network on Crazy 8s Project
February 14, 2019
Sean William, one of our Admissions Associates and extraordinary composer, works on Crazy 8s film "ADA" with Nimbus graduate Troy Zeng and current student Joshua Akow. Good luck to all our Nimbus grads working on Crazy 8s this year!
NEWS: Artist and Nimbus alumni Raene featured in Live Acts Artist Spotlight!
February 1, 2019
Nimbus would love to congratulate Raene, a graduate of the Artist Development, Advanced Music Production, and Music Industry and Entrepreneurship programs, as they have been featured on Live Acts' February Artist Spotlight!
Hit "MORE INFO" for the beautifully written article penned by Shania Coombs, another graduate of the Music Industry and Entrepreneurship program!MORE INFO
NEWS: Nimbus Grad Sound Team on LA International Film Festival Award-Winning Film
January 28, 2019
NEWS: Nimbus Grad plays the Commodore!
January 22, 2019
Congratulations to graduate Connor B whose band, Chase The Bear, is playing at the legendary Commodore Ballroom! Tickets and info can be found here - congrats, Connor and CTB!
NEWS: ADEV GRAD TESS ANDERSON DROPS NEW SINGLE!
January 17, 2019
Tess Anderson is a singer, songwriter and producer originally from Victoria, BC, and is a Nimbus graduate of both the audio program as well as the Artist Development program. Her debut single “Home”, which was produced as her ADEV demo, was released January 11th. Recorded at the historic LMA studio, produced by Dave Genn, mixed by Dean Maher, engineered by both Dean and Alex “Condor” Aligizakis, and mastered by Brock McFarlane, this track was created entirely by Nimbus staff and students. “Home” is a song about finding and building a safe place within the person that you love. It’s about allowing your love to grow and change over time, and watching it evolve into something much bigger than it was at the beginning. “Home” is now available on all streaming platforms.
Hit "More Info" below for all streaming links or catch the beautiful tune on Youtube right here!MORE INFO
NEWS: Alumni Aspen King releases new EP!
January 15, 2019
MORE INFOElectronic Music Production program graduate Aspen King releases a stunning new EP delving deep into dark relatable themes.The Say Something EP is a cohesive story that goes full circle.Happy is a song about pretending to be happy in an abusive relationship, Say Something is when you want to say something to the other person but feel like you can't. Take Me Down is about being taken down by the other person, for not saying anything to them about to situation. Detonate is about destroying the other person emotionally, and Sad is the end result.- Aspen KingIf you like what you hear you can follow her on her musical journey below!
PLACEMENT: Graduate Patrick O joins MMP Studios in Virginia
January 7, 2019
Congratulations to graduate Patrick O for his recent placement at MMP Studios in Virginia!
PLACEMENT: PGAP Graduate hired for new Virtual Reality Game
January 2, 2019
Congratulations to Post Game and Audio Production Graduate Jeff H for his sound design work on a Virtual Reality game "Evasion"! Developed by the downtown VR/AR/MR studio Archiact, Evasion was released this October on Vive, Rift, and PSVR. The trailer can be seen here. Congratulations on achieving another great goal!
PLACEMENT: Branden McCarthy at Keywords Studio
December 18, 2018
Congrats to graduate Branden McCarthy for his new hire at video game external development partners, Keywords Studios!
PLACEMENT: Raul Reis with Live Acts
December 11, 2018
Congratulations to Raul for his recent hire with Live Acts Canada as one of their freelance sound tech team!
NEWS: The Girl With No Superpowers: Recording Day at Nimbus
November 30, 2018
This fall, Nimbus Instructor Cody Taylor hosted our long-time charitable friends CHERSEA and Project Limelight to record a theme song for their “Make A Movie” Program. Project Limelight Society inspires confidence, enthusiasm and passion at no cost to youth agent 8-15 years living in Vancouver’s Downtoan Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant. We’re so proud to support music making and creativity in our community, and congratulate the whole team on a funny, charming and thoroughly entertaining film!
NEWS: Nimbus Graduate on Emmy Award-Winning Show Rick & Morty
November 16, 2018
Congratulations to Nimbus Graduate Kelani Lim as she celebrates being on the Rick & Morty team. The Cartoon Network hit show won an Emmy in 2018, and we couldn't be more proud of Kelani's success since graduation!
NEWS: Alumni Interview: Thrillhouse on Abort Mag
November 9, 2018
Nimbus Alumni Zach Gilmore (AKA Thrillhouse), interviewed by current Music Industry Student, Sam Milton. Check out the full interview HERE!
PLACEMENT: Alumna Ashleigh George Lands Marketing Coordinator Role For Flamingo Events Centre
October 15, 2018
Congrats to Advanced Music Industry Program Alumna, Ashleigh George, from Surrey BC, for landing the Marketing Coordinator job for The Flamingo Events Centre! In addition to marketing, Ashleigh loves working with artists on projects, organizing shows, and assisting with branding, which makes her new job even more so fitting!
For booking inquiries contact Ashleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLACEMENT: Two Graduates land roles at EA
October 11, 2018
Congratulations to Post Game and Audio Design graduates Sandy H and Jeff H for joining the team of audio artists at video game giant EA (Electronic Arts!). We are so proud of you!
NEWS: kustom & 40k - 4 the weekend
September 12, 2018
"Debut project from kustom & 40k streaming , listen to the single here and pre-save the project on spotify: https://soundcloud.co
NEWS: Cassie Dasilva featured on Perez Hilton!
September 12, 2018
NEWS: Nimbus student Justin Stepens drops some psychedelic trap!
September 11, 2018
MORE INFO"This is a song for those who need an escape from reality, with euphoric and bass boosted love. Here is 333-333-333" - Justin Stephens
NEWS: Nimbus Production Student WATERFALL EYES Releases "THIEF TACTICS" Album!
September 6, 2018
"Thief Tactics was a battle between my happiness and my depression, and how I lost a lot of those battles. A lot of it was written about, and because of a girl I met during the recording of the album. I fell really hard for her, but didn’t feel like I was stable enough mentally to be with her. Even with that knowledge, I know she’s somebody that I can’t help but not give up on. If she’s reading this, this album’s for you." ~ Waterfall EyesMORE INFO
NEWS: Nimbus Alumni Dan Bereza Releases New Song
August 30, 2018
"Heartless" is an honest portrayal of my many potential love relationships which have reduced themselves to friendships and sometimes even acquaintanceships.
This song was written by Dan Bereza in May 2018, and finished recording and producing it in July.
All instruments and lead vocal by Dan Bereza
Violin by Josh Thompson
Harmonies by Kentya Kurban.
NEWS: VPRO alumnus creates Youtube series for Guilt&Co
July 27, 2018
Trevor Tews, alumnus of the Video Production and Music Business programs at Nimbus, has recorded, filmed, and edited a new YouTube series for Guilt&Co. Check out the first installment!
Guilt&Co is one of the premier Vancouver venues for live music.MORE INFO
NEWS: Sean McGowan Lands Commercial Spot for Vancouver Aquarium
July 25, 2018
Sean McGowan, composer, multi-instrumentalist, audio specialist, graduate of Nimbus, and part of our Admissions team, recently landed the Vancouver Aquarium walrus commercial. You can watch the commercial HERE. Congratulations, Sean!
NEWS: Nimbus Staff and Producer works with US touring band Youth Fountain
July 20, 2018
Producer, Engineer and Nimbus TA Tim Creviston (pictured far right) plays bass for the Vancouver based band Youth Fountain. Signed to Pure Noise Records, the band has released their newest single "Rose Coloured Glass" and announced a US and Canadian Tour. Tim has been working with Youth Fountain amongst many other projects in the last twelve months. Congratulations on a great song and music video, Tim and Youth Fountain!MORE INFO
NEWS: Carla Fugard joins Directors Guild of Canada
July 8, 2018
Nimbus Alumna Carla Fugard joins the Directors Guild of CanadaMORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Ashleigh George lands summer placement with The Flamingo
July 4, 2018
Congratulations to Ashleigh George for landing a summer placement with The Flamingo in Surrey, an up-and-coming new live music venue. Ashleigh was working for the Jeff Turner Entertainment Group, and has been working hard since before her graduation. It’s great for me to see more Nimbus grads getting jobs through the mailing list emails, and thank you Ashleigh for letting me know you got the position - I’m STOKED for you. Congratulations on another great placement!MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Kassia Edwards lands Watchdog Management Role
July 2, 2018
Kassia is a Nimbus Graduate from the Advanced Music Industry Program and the Live Sound Mixing & Recording Program.
During her studies, Kassia kept busy juggling her time working at Tiny Kingdom Music, Live Acts Canada, and managing the band Gentle Mind. As of the Spring of 2018, she has started working full-time at WATCHDOG MANAGEMENT, as she was also selected as the Women In Music Management Mentorship program!
PLACEMENT: Blueprint hires two Nimbus Graduates
June 29, 2018
Job Titles: Lighting Tech
Congratulations to Derek L and Raul R for their recent placement with one of the country’s biggest entertainment companies, Blueprint!
We're so proud to see our students and graduates join the industry, not only ready to share their skills with the world, but to grow and learn, and be a part of the community. Congratulations, you two!MORE INFO
NEWS: Cassie Dasilva release with Universal Music Canada
June 18, 2018
Nimbus Alumna Cassie Dasilva releases "Rough Cut" with Universal Music CanadaMORE INFO
NEWS: Alumna Josie Patterson releases new EP
June 18, 2018
Nimbus alumna Josie Patterson, performing as "cozy" has released her new EP.
'Ladystough' is a celebration of my adult experience thus far; my perspectives, failures, and victories, my hyper-confidence juxtaposed with my insecurities. Meant to represent my own experience of “Lady stuff”, and to reinforce my unabashed desire to speak to unconventional themes bluntly. I love emphatically rapping about concepts that aren't always represented in hip hop.MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: On The Mic Hires Four Nimbus Alumni
May 7, 2018
On The Mic Training, a leading Voice Training school, hires four Nimbus alumni to join their team.MORE INFO
NEWS: Community Liaison Kristina Lao joins cast of UK Touring Musical
February 19, 2018
Kristina Lao, Nimbus Community Liaison and recent graduate of the Artist Development Program, joins the cast as a supporting lead in the UK tour of 20th Century Boy just two months after completing the Artist Development course.MORE INFO
PLACEMENT: Racquel Villagante the new A&R Representative for SOCAN
January 5, 2018
Racquel Villagante, graduate of the Advanced Music Business Diploma, joins SOCAN as the new Artist & Repertoire Representative.MORE INFO
NEWS: Jaeden Froese Co-Creates Pacific Sound Radio
July 31, 2017
Jaeden Froese, graduate of Nimbus' Advanced Music Production Program, co-founds Pacific Sound Radio, a guest-driven radio station aimed at promoting and showcasing local artists.MORE INFO
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