As part of the Jesmond Community Festival, we put on a gig for bands under 13 at the Jesmond Cricket Club. Esme opened the night by singing Hallelujah and playing the piano, followed by some more upbeat songs from Maxine. We also had a band from Rock Project Juniors with famous rock songs throughout the ages, as well as the Distance, who played songs by Imagine Dragons and one of their own compositions. Overall the venue was quite full, with around 80 people coming to listen. Ten young people performed.
We returned to the University. The brilliant Forty Thieves opened the night. Following this, 3 Too Many. The Earnest Search played next performing a collection of upbeat covers with their good friend Darren Powell making a guest appearance. Headliners Big Nothing played last.The event was well received by a brilliant audience of around 100 people. 13 young people performed.
Freeze saw City Youth Music take over the Newcastle Student Union, with 5 brilliant bands making the night a memorable one. The evening was opened by indie rock band 3Too Many, "The Earnest Search", The Rock Project, an organisation that gets young people together in bands for experience in performing and playing as a band, Siamese Angel and finally Epilogue. There were about 150 (young people and parents) in the audience and 16 young people playing.
As part of Our Big Gig, a national event to promote music across the country, City Youth Music held an afternoon of music and song in Barney and Jude’s, Sandyford. Our Big Gig saw a variety of performers, with a range of experience and genres, grace the stage with the support of a diverse crowd. The afternoon was efficiently run, and both the young performers, and their audience, appeared to get a real buzz from the gig. The audience consisted mainly of family and friends aged from under 4 to over 70, and the musicians ranged from 9 to 17. The food and drink was very popular, as were the face and nail painting stalls - all of which added to the friendly atmosphere of the event. 37 young people and 3 adults performed and over 50 friends and family came to listen.
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