A MUSIC student from West Cheshire College could soon be enjoying a taste of chart success after being signed up by a record company.
Jonathan Banks, 19, who is studying the National Diploma in Music Technology at the Ellesmere Port campus, has just returned from Spain's largest music dance festival, Sonar 2007, where he was chosen by record company owner and producer Phil Ellis to launch his promotional single, Yoghurt.
Launched under the production name, Banxy, the single will be featured on the festival's compilation CD and could soon be heading for a UK launch by Ellis's own Raw Fish Records.
The producer came across Jonathan's work last year after attending the college's music industry week to talk about his career and work.
Jonathan said: 'I met Phil in November. He liked one of my songs and asked me to send him another sample on CD. I then got a call from him to say he would like me to make an electro-house track.
'Before I knew it, he had invited me to launch my single at Sonar. I'm over the moon to get such a fantastic opportunity. If it does well at Sonar, it will be put on I-tunes and will then be released elsewhere.'
The college's programme leader for music Suddi Raval, who still writes and performs music and runs his own sound studio in Manchester, said: 'Getting noticed for your work at such a young age by one of the UK's top record company owners is a remarkable success and provides a very exciting start for the launch of Jonathan's career in music.
'Jonathan has a strong interest in becoming a top festival DJ, so having the opportunity to take part in one of the world¹s best known electronic music festivals such a Sonar should prove a great success in getting his work noticed.'