Name: Simon Dumas
Role: Vocalist, Pianist and Guitarist with King Calaway, Alumnus
Key fact: A lot has happened to Simon Dumas since graduating from our Popular Music programme in 2018. Following a stint at the University of Southern California, he moved to Nashville and became one sixth of the newly-established country music band King Calaway. Over the past three years the group has achieved fantastic success, releasing their debut album, appearing on shows such as The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Kelly Clarkson Show, performing at the Grand Ole Opry, and touring with Garth Brooks. He said: ‘When I joined the RNCM I never thought I’d be living in Nashville with a record deal five years later. The four years of study prepared me for whatever opportunity would come my way, and I know that without all of the learning, performing and meeting such incredible musicians I wouldn’t be where I am today.’
Did you know? The band’s first album amassed more than 59 million streams, with their hit single the No 1 most added song on country radio in its opening week. And they had a guest spot on TV soap Neighbours!
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