Sheffield College music students have been given the chance to feature in a new music video by Maverick Sabre. The MOBO Awards nominated singer has been visiting various colleges and asking music students to perform with him on his forthcoming single ‘I Need’.

Mr Sabre will use the best performance for a new video that will coincide with the single’s release on November 7. The singer held the recording session at Norton College, part of The Sheffield College, on October 4.

Mr Sabre said. “I know there are hundreds of great young musicians across the country who just want a chance to show what they can do. “I’m really pleased to give some of them an opportunity to get together and be part of a massive collaboration on ‘I Need’.”

Mr Sabre recorded several takes of the song with a student band, as well as smaller groups of musicians. Neil Anderton, Music Course Leader, Norton College, said: “The event was a huge success. Students were buzzing with excitement, rose to the challenge and worked very professionally. “They gained an insight into working to industry standards given the tight deadline to produce quality material for commercial use, and enjoyed the question and answer sessions.”

Mr Sabre later played an acoustic set for the students, and talked to them about his experiences in the music business. Freya Sheldon, a student at Norton College, said: “He made it about the students, not just himself. “This is the first time I have performed in a studio, and it was really interesting to see how it all worked.

There were cameras everywhere, but after a while it felt really natural.” Mr Sabre will be visiting other music colleges including Norwich, Brighton, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow.

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