Hampton School’s Rock Concert 2024 treated a packed Hammond Theatre audience to a selection of rock classics and original numbers from Hamptonians across the year groups.
Ably presided over by Sixth Form compères Milo Band and Vishal Saha, the Hammond Theatre saw an eclectic mix of music accompanied by dazzling visual and special effects that contributed to a spectacular evening of rock.
The evening kicked off with Efficacious who set the tone for the evening with an impressive rendition of Parklife from Britpop band Blur. Third Year band Eclipse took to the stage to perform their original song Shadows, showcasing the outstanding musical talent of our younger musicians. The first half was littered with superb performances including Upper Sixth group Dog Man in Dog Town and their cover of the Deftones My Own Summer. Our Junior Rock Bands finished the first act with a fusion of progressive rock and 1970s glam rock with their versions of the iconic Muse track Starlight and the Elton John classic Saturday Night’s Alright. The concert also featured two soloists during the evening, with impressive performances on guitar from Second Year Max, who played Stop and Stare by OneRepublic, and Upper Sixth musician Tom who performed a cover of Max DeMarcos’ This Old Dog.
Intermediate Rock Band launched the second half with a slow-paced rendition of These are the Ways from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Sixth Form group The Monty Fletcher Experience entertained the audience with Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child, while Fifth Year band Polyphony impressed with their accomplished performance of O.D from instrumental progressive rock band Polyphia. Senior Rock Band closed the show and brought the audience to their feet with well known tracks from Pink Floyd and Muse.
The 2024 Rock Concert was a brilliant evening of performances from Hamptonians that raised the roof of the Hammond Theatre. Well done to everyone who played. Rock on!Back to All Articles