Elliott Gleave: 'Example'
BA Media Arts (2003), Musician
As the singer and rapper Example, Elliot Gleave is now a firm festival favourite and stadium headliner. He first found success with the release of his second album, Won't Go Quietly, which reached number four in the UK Albums Chart in 2010 and featured two top 10 singles, Won't Go Quietly and Kickstarts. His third album Playing in the Shadows was released in 2011 and debuted at number one with two number one singles, Changed the Way You Kiss Me and Stay Awake. He says he discovered the joys of rapping in the sound booths at Royal Holloway and also started making films whilst on his Media Arts course. Elliot came back to Royal Holloway to play the student summer ball in 2010.
He recently revealed fond memories of the department in a Twitter exchange with one of our technicians:
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