My daughter made me special proud this weekend – she rocks!
Lizzie is part of a group of young musicians called Arts One Rocks. They meet on Saturdays, to learn and rehearse rocks songs as part of different band formations. The students range in age from 13 to 18, and they learn a range of instruments as well as vocals. Lizzie plays guitar, and is very good at it, in my humble opinion!
Last September the group embarked on an ambitious project to learn and perform all the tracks from the iconic Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, culminating in an incredible performance the following March. And seven months of dedication and effort reaped their rewards.
Some of the extended Coady Clan came along to support Lizzie and her friends, 15 of us in all. The show was an amazingly high standard, preceded by a short documentary film of the Fab Four themselves talking about the concept of the album followed by the student’s thoughts on the project. From start to finish the quality and emotion of each song shone through. The whole group were relaxed and looked as if they really enjoyed being centre stage. Having followed Lizzie’s and the group’s progress through the various levels I can safely say this was by far the most accomplished performance to date. Hard work certainly did pay off, in no small part down to the teaching staff who have coached the young musicians over the past years. Mr Ingham and Co, take a bow!
I took some photos, below, and other half took phone video of the two songs Lizzie performed on.
Good Morning Good Morning
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band