Rock Concert 2021
Rock Concert 2021 showcased a wide range of musical talent from pupils across the year groups.
In the Main Hall, the performances kicked off with Compound Time launching into their high tempo cover of The White Stripes‘ Fell in Love with a Girl. Felix Von Der Geest was next to win over the audience with his original song Despair. Then it was back to the classics with First Year Junior Rock Band who had the crowd singing along to Guns N’ Roses‘ Sweet Child O’Mine. The audience were then treated to some modern classics with Looking for a Guitarist‘s Figure it Out and The Pretender from Second Year Junior Rock Band. To close the concert in the Main Hall, the Fifth Year Rock Band took audiences back to the 1970s with their cover of Steely Dan‘s Reelin in the Years, before topping the gig off with an impressively technical rendition of Tool‘s Forty Six & 2.
In the Hammond Theatre, the night began with The Matt Chapmen‘s rendition of Kids by MGMT, before the Jazz Band took to the stage to play a selection of classic tracks, including: Milt Jackson‘s Bags’ Groove, Miles Davis‘ All Blues, as well as In Your Eyes by BadBadNotGood. Next up, Disciples of my Hotel performed Locked out of Heaven by Bruno Mars, Edward Finnett gave his spectacular version of Build a Wall from Shrek The Musical, and the Republican Dispute with the Godless Existence wowed audiences with their cover of Mount Kimbie‘s Blue Train Lines.
Dynamix impressed the crowd with their interpretation of The Animals‘ classic, House of the Rising Sun. Dogman in Dogtown and What Happens Next both lit up the stage and got audiences ready for the second half of the concert. Tobias Droy’s thoughtful tribute to Radiohead, was followed up by The Last Call Quartet‘s groovy version of an Animal Crossing tune. While Mouserat had the audience up on their feet singing along to Mumford & Sons, King Mauve and Nothing Rhymes with Blorange.
Upper Sixth Rock Band brought the evening to a close and played a selection of rocking tracks from Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Alter Bridge. A fantastic evening’s performance from our rock musicians across the School. Well done and rock on!