THERE was a great night of entertainment at the Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club when members of Bromsgrove Rock School staged their Spring Show.
Storm and Phoebe, playing a mix of covers and their own material, shone the brightest on the night – both as solo performers and when they joined forces for three songs their contrasting styles complemented each other.
In her first number Storm, who played the keyboard as well as singing, was immersed in the music and the audience joined her – you could hear a pin drop.
Phoebe’s best performance was her haunting version of Fool which she also played the ukulele on. It was refreshing to see someone using a ukulele for something other than a George Formby cover.
Phoebe also performed a nice emotionally-charged version of Oasis’ Live Forever.
They would both not look out of place on a much bigger stage and it came as no surprise when it was revealed at the end their performances on the night had booked them places in the Redditch Got Talent final.
Joining them at the Palace Theatre will be Spoon who closed the show with Metallica’s Sad But True (with Storm on vocals) and an ACDC medley.
They were tight as a band, after clearly plenty of rehearsal time. Band members Lewis Hughes, Jake Longley and Chris Hallows all played their part but 12-year-old lead guitarist Charlie Newton stood out.
Sam Jackson is clearly a talented drummer and also provided the backbeat for opening act BOSSI. His playing standard was consistently high throughout the evening and he really got to show his skills in the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
The Green Day hit was also singer Beth Horton’s best performance. She looked nervous on stage to begin with but overcame that to sing well.
The rest of BOSSI was made up of Oscar Rees and Sam Horton (guitar) and singer Izzy Jackson who sang the difficult Seven Nation Army impressively.
Izzy and Oscar also joined for a nice mellow version of Oasis’ Half the World Away.
The Bromsgrove Rock School members will be getting back to work on May 4 and judging by this night of entertainment there will be plenty more good performances to come in the future.
For further details about the event or joining Bromsgrove Rock School called Brian Hoggard on 07720 211002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org