Heidi Berry

Deputy Head of Songwriting

An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, Heidi brings high-level industry experience to her teaching at BIMM. In the 90s, she released six solo albums on cult British indie labels, Creation Records (Oasis) and 4AD (Cocteau Twins). She’s toured the UK, US and Europe as a headline act, and has supported arts including Everything But The Girl, Maria McKee and Primal Scream.

In 2014 she released the album ‘Lost Girls’ – a collaboration with Kitchens Of Distinction frontman, Patrick Fitzgerald. Over the years she’s collaborated with many musicians, including Spear of Destiny, Breathless, and the legendary 4AD collective, This Mortal Coil. She appears in the 2011 film ‘Upside Down: The Creation Records Story’ and there’s a lengthy entry about her in the book ‘Facing The Other Way: The Story of 4AD’. Her 90s output with 4AD is set for re-issue in 2016, and her new solo album is due later on in the year.

Heidi joined BIMM Brighton as a tutor in 2002, and has taught extensively across the college, making a significant contribution to curriculum development. She holds a Masters Degree in Songwriting from Bath Spa University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from Brighton University.

BIMM Brighton Vocal courses

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