Rock Night in Holbeach

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FRIDAY night may have proved to be a significant moment in history as three stars were born at All Saints Church Arts Festival Rock Night wrote SUE STUBBS.

The trio of Cameron Rickerby, Dominic Ford and Callum Cowan from Lincoln Academy, Holbeach (George Farmer), called CDC who are only 12 years old were so confident and talented there was a roar of appreciation from the audience after their four songs. I was particularly impressed with “Change the way you kiss me” originally by Example.

They were a credit to the very strong music department at the Academy as were the older band (15), Relentless consisting of George, Matty, Olly and Robert. George played at the festival last year with a different line up and loves Bon Jovi but its unfair to single him out because all four were good and I loved “Run to you” the Bryan Adams number they gave a rock feel to.

Local Indie Band Romantic Idols go from strength to strength. Gareth on lead guitar, Ben on bass guitar and female drummer Clem play a lot of their own material with “Coming out tonight” a highlight. If you get the chance to see them, they are a band not to be missed.

The evening was headlined by local band, Bad to the Bone, a little older than the others but displaying plenty of energy with the audience headbanging in the pews and dancing in the aisle although with it being in Church it does feel a little awkward.

However, as this is the second year the audience was more relaxed and having a bar this year helped. My husband bass guitarist Stubby, drummer Barry, vocalist/harmonica Francis were joined by lead guitarists Dave and Dimi. They have to play their unique version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and make their guitars talk to each other in “Can’t get enough of your love “ the 70’s hit by Bad Company. Guest drummer churchwarden David Duncan and vocalist Dave Gamon made guest appearances during the set.

By this time you would expect the audience to be of a certain age but the evening was enjoyed by all ages from 3 to 83! The Churchs’ high ceilings gives brilliant acoustics so if you haven’t experienced this phenomenum make a note in your 2012 diary for October.

Not only is it Olympic year but also Rock Night in Holbeach Church!