Get to know Solomon Serugga – Student Spotlight

We sat down with Trimester 3 student Solomon Serugga to learn more about his creative vision, why he chose to study at Abbey Road Institute and what he hopes to achieve at the end of the course.

Solomon (aka Seup) is a multi-disciplinary artist and enterprising creative who produces, engineers and directs his own projects. Originally from Perth but now calling Sydney home, Solomon has brought his visionary mentality and upbeat personality to every session at Abbey Road Institute. You will often find Solomon in Studio 8 at Studios 301, working on a collaboration with his fellow students or laying down the next hip-hop anthem. With a singular focus on his journey ahead, you can be sure to see Solomon’s name in lights in the near future.

Find out more about Solomon’s experience at Abbey Road Institute in this interview and be sure to check out his previous work on socials:

Solomon Serugga Interview Transcript

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Seup. I am an artist, producer, director, entrepreneur. I’m a student of life. Hey man suss me out on Instagram: Seup (S-E-U-P). Also on Youtube as well. 

How would you describe your musical style?

I mean, as any artist would say, you know, “I make everything” but like mostly hip hop a bit of soul. Occasionally a bit of pop, I guess. I’m an audio visual artist, and hopefully you’ll see more stuff from me after the course.

Who are your biggest influences and inspirations?

Musically… I have to make sure it’s broken down like this. Musically, I would say Michael Jackson, John Farnham, the vocals on that guy are different.

Non-musically… definitely my parents. Like they brought all of that music into the household and stuff like that.

What inspired you to join Abbey Road Institute?

I felt like I hit a plateau. I’ve always felt like I made hits and so I really wanted to be able to finish that, the end product, and make sure that it was like the best that I could envision it to be. I just didn’t know where to go when everything was done.

Another big motivator of me coming to the course was if I know at least what to expect when I go into a room with you know people who do engineering or like other production and stuff like that, I can communicate with them.

Which studio do you find yourself in most often?

Probably in this room (Studio 8). You know, the more you come in here and just to get familiar, even just with the knobs or what it says right next to it.

Which is your favourite studio?

My favourite studio? 100% Studio 1. I remember the first time I walked in there and I clapped and like it was such a minor change. But my brain just exploded because I’m like, there’s so many things I want to try in this room.

What would you like to achieve at the end of the course?

But from this course, yeah just knowledge, and then with the knowledge, the confidence to just be able to go into a room and confidently, you know, manoeuvre myself around so I can get a product.

What advice would you give future students?

Don’t give up on yourself, don’t give up on your dreams, don’t give up on your goals! Trust me when I say it’s not that far away.

Every day, wake up, get it done. If you get an assignment, start now! Not a week before, start now. Even if you get a little bit done.