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Kevyn Gammond’s MAS label wins Access to Music Award

25 September 2009 5,825 views One Comment


M.A.S Records, the label based at Kidderminster College and run by ex-Band Of Joy and Priory Of Brion guitarist, Kevyn Gammond, was presented with the Access to Music award at a ceremony in London on September 21. The coveted prize, sponsored by Rockschool which runs music exams, recognises the “tremendous commitment” from creative director and course leader Kevyn Gammond and all his team.

The record label set up with the help of Robert Plant who is also a Patron, in Kidderminster has won the national music award for its continued hard work in promoting and assisting young musicians in the Midlands area. M.A.S, which stands for Mighty Atom Smasher, helps to promote the latest up and coming bands in the West Midlands. The label provides training and advice for nearly 160 musicians, helping bands to land all important record deal. Kevyn Gammond said: “Receiving the Access To Music award this year is very gratifying. The M.A.S. Records team consistently strives to offer good service and works hard to do so. In March we received a Grade 1 from Ofstead, recognising outstanding achievement, standards, and quality of provision. So this year has been thrilling.”

Head of lifelong learning at Kidderminster College Anna Place, said: “Gaining this award is even more exceptional given that it is our first year working with Rockschool. The team have worked tirelessly, frequently in the evenings and at weekends, to provide an outstanding learning experience and thoroughly deserve the recognition.” TBL congratulates Kevyn and the M.A.S. team on this achievement. Visit for more details of their work.

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  • GreenHead Drummer said:

    Congratulations Kevyn……..a well deserved award and recognition for your hard work and dedication.

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