Former Falmouth student Ben Howard wins big at the Brits
3:05pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
Double Brit Award winner Ben Howard honed his performance skills and recruited his first fans while a student in Falmouth.
Howard, from Totnes in Devon, spent a couple of years studying journalism at the then Falmouth College Arts. He had been writing songs since the age of about ten and after leaving college he decided to dedicate his time fully to his fledgling music career.
(BELOW) - Listen to Ben Howard's Old Pine on YouTube
It was while studying in Falmouth, though, that he flung himself onto the gig scene and was a regular on stages across the county.
He released his debut album, Every Kingdom, in 2011 which was nominated for last year’s Mercury Prize.
His greatest success came this week when he picked up two Brit Awards for best British breakthrough act and best British solo male artist.