Grantham music students rock town venue

Priory Ruskin Academy band.
Priory Ruskin Academy band.

A group of music students from Priory Ruskin Academy have shown off their talents by taking to the stage in Grantham.

The Year 12 BTEC Music students played in front of an appreciative crowd at the Chameleon Music Bar on the High Street at the bar’s Open Mic Night.

The students performed nine songs in a varied programme including a vocal and acoustic guitar duet by Matt Cording and Ellie White, singing a Mumford and Sons song called ‘I will wait’.

Other highlights included a blistering guitar solo from Reece Brailsford along with Connor Brown, Ben Musson and Jordan Lea-Hair in an instrumental version of Iron Maiden’s ‘The Trooper’. To finish, Dom Newcombe joined the line-up of two drum kits, three guitars and Lucy Bishop on vocals for a thunderous version of ‘Killing in the Name’ by Rage against the Machine. All of the performances contribute to their BTEC L3 Music coursework.

The music course aims to develop students’ performance skills in a variety of genres and allows students to perform in a range of venues.

The students have also been developing their composition skills and have written a selection of songs which have been performed throughout the year. As a reward for their hard work, they were all given the opportunity to develop their real life music industry experience by spending three days at Simmonds recording studio on Westgate with local band Mowbeck.

The students are looking forward to their next performance in the whole school End of Term 4 assembly.