Rocking out at summer music school

Showing their musical side: Youngsters who took part in the rock school at the South Holland Centre.
Showing their musical side: Youngsters who took part in the rock school at the South Holland Centre.

ASPIRING young musicians grabbed the opportunity to take part in the Rock School which was being run by two professional musicians from SoundLINCS.

Lasting for four days the club at Spalding’s South Holland Centre, had 15 spaces available for youngsters aged 12 to 18, which sold out swiftly after being advertised.

Those taking part were split into three groups of five, to create their own band and perform songs using guitars, drums and vocals in preparation for an ‘end of school’ gig that would be performed in front of family and friends.

The bands named themselves Founders of the Lost Prophet Prophets, B.A.N.D and Ouch There’s A Door There, and in their groups performed songs including Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, Use Somebody by Kings of Leon, Wonderwall by Oasis and an original song, Paint These Walls, by Ouch There’s A Door There.

Jack Johnson, of SoundLINCS, said: “It’s been very successful. The rock school has been running for a few years now and has always sold out.

“We aim to get children to play in bands as they usually learn an instrument on their own.

“They enjoyed using electric instead of acoustic instruments, meeting new people and actually being in a band learning to play new songs.”