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Nexus ICA faculty member, Dave Ashworth

After spending most of his teens playing in bands around West Yorkshire, Dave came to study at Nexus ICA in 2002.

During his time here, Dave co-founded the rock band [dweeb] – hailed as ‘infectious’1 and ‘perfecting the formula’2 of modern indie. Over the subsequent nine years they would go on to secure record deals, play hundreds of gigs around the world, release two studio albums and star in a documentary for the BBC.

He returned to Nexus ICA in 2011, initially to teach the drum pathway. After several years of imparting his skill and experience to our drummers, he became Director of Education – managing the course and ensuring the quality of our teaching and learning throughout the institution. He now leads Nexus ICA as Principal.

Dave holds an MA in Creative Writing and is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

1 Rock Sound Magazine, 2007.

2 Uncut Magazine, 2011.

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