Gig puts spotlight on music students

By Jon Moreno

Friday, April 27, 2012


Gig puts spotlight on music students

Signal Flo, from left, Nathan McGinty, Rhiannon Richards, Ethan Hayles and Tobias Pepper. PIcture by Peter Boam.

MUSICMUSICIANS organising an end-of-year gig hope to not only uncover some wannabe rock and pop stars of the future but also benefit an Island charity.

Students of Platform One, Newport, are busy organising a concert, which will be held at the Medina Theatre next Friday, May 4, at 7.30pm.

The programme will feature a number of bands, which comprise teenagers studying on courses at the independent music college.

The bands, which will include The Little Collective, Hudu, The Traits, Bernard Way and Signal Flo, will be performing a combination of cover versions and their own material.

As a bit of fun, organisers want revellers to come along in fancy dress.

Profits from ticket sales and proceeds from the sales of a compilation CD, which will feature more than 20 recordings made by student bands at Platform One, are to go to an as-yet unnamed Island charity.

Some 36 students are involved in the project, the success of which will reflect on their end of year assessments.

One of the gig’s organisers, Nathan McGinty, 18, of Windmill Close, Cowes, is on the second year of his BTEC national diploma in commercial music and the lead guitarist with Signal Flo.

He said: "This concert will be a great way of showcasing the young musical talent there is on the Island, while helping a worthy local cause."


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