Twelve bands from across year groups rocked the house at the College’s annual Rock Showcase last week, displaying confident showmanship as they performed their rendition of rock classics and original songs in front of a packed hall. The stunning lights, sound and ambience at Elliott Hall was perfectly staged to offer our encouraging audience a full concert experience.
Our talented College boys and girls put forward polished performances with senior bands giving the audience a preview of their repertoire for Rockquest Regionals. Everyone would agree that Mr Tim Baker was an exceptional emcee, aptly introducing each band and their number as they came on stage. He even seamlessly stepped in for one of the bands who needed a drummer for the night.
Towards the end of the show, the audience was treated to a special performance by a Saint Kentigern alumni band, Flaxxies. Graduated in 2019-2020, Ben Humphries, Eric Goodger, Chris Manning, Nick Tait who are doing incredibly well after their Rhythm & Vine performance and having just released their second EP, showed our current students what they can achieve.
We have seen the breadth of our talent in rock scale with band synergy, presentation and musicianship all improving as the programme matures. The College Rock Programme has indeed grown strength to strength and participation by selected bands in regional competitions is a testament of its rigour.
One of two of our College Premier Rock bands, Kliffs (Cameron Riley, Tague Bradley, Millie Eaton, Jono McCabe and Christian Solomon), who participated in Rockquest Regionals had successfully moved into the finals.
Our congratulations to all the students who took part. Keep up the good work!