A GREAT SUCCESS!
The time was 2pm, the place was ‘The Cage’ and every member of the Falconer School Community was there.
Organised by our very own Year 11 GCSE pupils, LC, JJ and TMD, the first ever outdoor Music Fest was blessed with the warmth of the summer sun.
Green Day’s ‘When I come around’ was solidly performed by budding vocalist/pianist TMS, pianist, DB and drummer, HM.
Pianist, SF, bassist, DE and drummer, KK also presented their rendition of The Animals ‘House of the Rising Sun’ with ‘yours truly’ supporting vocally and on acoustic guitar.
Our in-house semi professionals Mick Rowan (Motor Vehicles Project), and Matt Tralaw (1:1 instrumental tutor), had been invited by the organisers to perform and they graced us with their own Irish folk and blues, funk, reggae fusions. When asked to give his impressions of the event Mick replied, ‘I was more nervous today than when I have played in front of thousands. I guess it’s because you’re not a bunch of strangers I’ll never see again.’
(Ain’t that the truth!)
The headline act, Lionel, Joshua and Thomas, performed four songs, two of which are worthy of mention, ‘Dave’ and ‘Unwanted’; both collaborative efforts by Josh and Thomas and feature that alternative grunge rock sound that has become their favoured style. The husky, throaty and beautifully melodic vocals from TDM were made all the more gravelly with the cold he was fighting. (The show must go on!)
Teachers and pupils sat together, performed together and in the end danced together to the pumping sounds of guest DJ, Joseph Suddick, from Sanctuary Studios.
Wow! Well done Lionel, Josh and Thomas. It was an event that demonstrated the ‘best’ of the Falconer community... unity, respect for our differences and a celebration of talent.