With the 20th Nordoff Robbins Music Quiz happening next week, and competitiveness at an all time high, we have compiled some sage advice from the 2017 winners on how to best survive and thrive during the night.

Enjoy, and find ticketing details at the bottom of this article/tip sheet.


“Spend your entire life relentlessly indulging your adolescent obsession with music to the utter exclusion of all other knowledge.”

– John Watson, Eleven: A Music Company

“In the months leading up to the quiz, I employ a little known, ancient Eastern technique, compartmentalising the stored knowledge from the left prefrontal cortex and then essentially wiping all of this data from my brain other than the most useless snippets of music related ephemera between the mid 1950s and early 2000s. I haven’t quite figured out how to restore that lost data yet but that’s a small price to pay when you get to hold that trophy aloft and look down upon the envious faces of all the losers in the room.”

– Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

“Deep cynicism, constant team building through daily gymnasium workouts, a vegan diet regime for the prior month and, above all, a deep sense of humour!”