Deaf Havana at the College of West Anglia. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Members of the band Deaf Havana were official guests in their native West Norfolk earlier this week.

The band was initially formed at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn, and two members returned to the campus to officially open the new creative studios.

Lead guitarist Chris Pennells and percussionist Tom Ogden were both music students at the college before the band moved on to fame.

“This is where it all started for us, so we are honoured to be back at the college to open the creative studios. The facilities were good when we were here in 2005, but now CWA has probably some of the best facilities in the country for anyone wanting to go into the music industry.

Deaf Havana has enjoyed massive success including supporting Bruce Springsteen at the annual Hard Rock Calling Festival and Muse.

Speeches at the college opening were made by principal David Pomfret.

The band members were also given tours of the new facilities for music, media, ceramics and performing arts.

The building is also home to the college’s internet TV station springboardtv.com and students interviewed Chris and Tom in their new studio.

The project is part of the college’s redevelopment of the campus which will cost a total £2.5m.

The college was one of 56 which has been awarded funds from the Skills Funding Agency.