On Tuesday 16th July, Plymouth Music Education Hub worked with 4 Plymouth schools to put on the first Open Mic Night, held at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, near the city centre.
The concept of the ‘Open Mic Night’ events, is to create a safe space for young performers, away from the comfort zone of their own music departments, so that they can grow as performers and feel confident trying out new material to new audiences. It is also hoped that the students will network with musicians from other schools.
7 Sir John Hunt music students performed live at the event:
Megan Smith and Daisy Bone performed a stunning piano and vocal 4 set, including songs by Lewis Capaldi and Cyndi Lauper.
Tallulah Buckeridge impressed with a beautiful note perfect rendition of Chandelier by Sia.
Lexi Taylor and Monty Cahill performed a high energy Alt-Rock/Punk set, including one of Lexi’s own compositions.
Kiera Chown paid tribute to Amy Winehouse by performing Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Love Is A Losing Game.
The feedback from Dave Perrett at PMEH was very complimentary, “Great performances from your students - I was particularly impressed by their level of commitment, which really came over to the audience as “real” performances”.
We plan to work again with PMEH in the new academic year to put on termly open mic nights, providing more opportunities for more of our talent music students.
Mr Carpenter, Assistant Principal, would like to thank Mr Cleverley and his team for taking the time to promote, run and support our students with their performances at this event .