Three budding music stars of the future are gearing up for an inter-school battle of the bands. The performers will take part in an event that will take place at Trinity Park on 4 March 2016.
The occasion, run in conjunction with Town 102 and the Suffolk Showground is aiming to showcase the talents of a county that has been put on the musical map thanks to the global popularity of artistes like Ed Sheeran.
The three hopefuls include solo artists James Noble and Ella Crowther along with a band called Knowledge Bowl. All currently study at One.
All the artists are using this as good experience for a charity gig that they are organising that will take place on Friday 29 April 2016 at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket.
In terms of the battle of the bands event, music teacher Lois Hinsley, said, “When you are just starting out in the world of music it can sometime be quite hard to get your music heard and on the radio. Therefore, this will be an opportunity for them to network, compete against other local talent, and talk to other people in the industry and get some advice.”
In terms of the concert at the John Peel Centre, she added, “As part of their course they have to organise a gig, therefore they thought that they would be able to promote themselves via the battle of the bands competition in preparation for their gig in April.”
17 year old Tom Winder is a spokesperson for the band Knowledge Bowl. He said, “We started out in September 2015 and we are influenced by people like Matt Corby. The competition sounds interesting. We have to perform a cover and an original piece. It’s a good experience and as a new band starting out, why wouldn’t you want to get involved?”
18 year old James Noble is from Hadleigh. He said, “I think that all the performers are in with a chance of winning the battle of the bands. Although it’s difficult to know how well we will do as we don’t know what the competition will be like. Either way I’m looking forward to this event.”
He added, “Once it’s over, we will be working hard to create an amazing event in April at the John Peel Centre. We are hoping to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice. It’s a great cause.”
Other bands to perform at the charity gig in April will be The Full Stop (another band from One) and local performer, Max Wildwood.