BBC Rock Show DJ to tell students tales of touring, Radio 1 and outer space

Date 29.01.2018

The Radio 1 DJ who co-wrote a song broadcast in outer space will be lifting the lid on his career in music to University of Northampton students.

Daniel P Carter, who fronts the BBC station’s Rock Show, composed the guitar parts for McFly’s 2006 number one hit, Star Girl, which was played to astronauts orbiting the Earth on the international space station, by NASA.

A musician in his own right, Daniel currently plays with heavy metal super group Krokodil and is singer and guitarist for hardcore punk outfit, Hexes.

He’s also interviewed some of the biggest names in rock, including Metallica and Linkin Park.

Daniel will be appearing on campus on Thursday 8 February, in a closed-doors Q&A session with students.

The talk is just one of a series of special events lined up by the Popular Music department during Changing Futures Week – a five-day University wide showcase of industry speakers.

Sid from Slipknot is one of the other guests during the week – you can read more about that here.

Dr Jasmine Shadrack, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a high profile guest in Daniel P Carter.

“We can’t wait to hear him discuss his varied and exciting career, from A and Krokodil, to being a renowned rock DJ. It looks set to be an exciting session.”