STUDENTS at Hewens College in Hayes End heard from pioneering UK music producer Fumez the Engineer yesterday (16).

Organised by Speakers for Schools, the in-person talk was for more than 80 students in Years 10 and 11.

Fumez is one of the leading producers of UK rap and drill music. Born and bred in West London, he has produced his own projects such as The Mixtape 1 and The Mixtape 2, while working alongside artists like Skepta, Headie One and Ms Banks.

He told how he got into the competitive music business, what goes into making a song and how to work collaboratively on creative projects.

He is one of 1,500 speakers in the Speakers for Schools charity network who give their time and expertise to inspire the next generation.

Andrew Sheehan, assistant prinicpal at Hewens College (formerly Mellow Lane School) said: “From the moment I let the students know Fumez was coming, there was a real buzz of excitement. It gave them a huge lift to thinhe would take the time to come and share his story with them.”