We had an amazing night with over 100 people packed into the Jesmond Cricket Club. We started with the brilliant senior rock project band playing a collection of covers. I always enjoy the rock project performances. Next we had new band “Just War Theory”. We then had Whitley Bay based 5 piece band “Until We Fall”, who played a set of energetic pop punk/rock covers. They were very good, boasting quite an advanced sound for a band so young. The final band “Forty Thieves” playing upbeat indie covers and highly professional original songs. We had a collection of donations at the end and raised enough to cover the event. It was a very successful. There were 19 performers and an audience of about 120.
In this month's installment of our "Oxfam Acoustic Sessions", in the Oxfam books and music shop, we had Ben Houlton, a local young musician. The whole set has been recorded and can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/cityyouthmusicytube
We had about 30 people passing through the shop listening and 5 people told us how much they appreciated it.
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.
The National Citizen Service asked if one of our young performers could record their own composition as part of their journey round the country telling young people’s stories. The Earnest Search, James and Andrew Harrison, recorded an acoustic version of one of their own songs, were interviewed, and later performed at a gig in the O2 Academy as part of the day’s festivities. There were around 300 people in the audience
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