Final ‘Then There Were Six’ Performance Raises the Roof

Year 13 band ‘Then There Were Six’ performed in front of a packed audience of family and friends in the Daphne Collman Auditorium on 22 June for the final show of their College careers.

As part of their BTEC examination, the talented group, comprising Louis Busuttil on drums, Charli Thompson on bass, Lois Harris on guitar and vocal, Anna Gibbs on piano and vocals and Georgie Dell on vocals, performed both covers and original music from a wide range of musical styles and genres. The show was opened with an incredible version of Adele’s ‘Hello’ which led onto hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and Toto’s classic hit, ‘Africa’. The band’s song writing prowess was also displayed in their penned tracks ‘222’ and ‘Years of Life’ that presented themes including coming of age, moving on and growing up.

'Then There Were Six' performing in their final College show
'Then There Were Six' performing in their final College show

The performance is a culmination of two years of rehearsal, study and prolific onstage performances for the band that have included solo performances, event organisation and technical composition pieces.

L-R Louis Busuttil, Charli Thompson, Georgie Dell, Lois Harris and Anna Gibbs
L-R Louis Busuttil, Charli Thompson, Georgie Dell, Lois Harris and Anna Gibbs

It was an emotional evening, with Head of Music and Performing Arts, Rob Wilkinson, saying: “Then There Were Six’s final show was a fitting way to say goodbye to these fantastic young performers. It has been an utter pleasure and privilege to work with them all; their endless enthusiasm, raw talent, honed skills and professionalism has set an example to other performers College-wide and we will be so sad to see them go. I am thrilled that some of the members of the band have chosen to continue to study music in further education and we wish them every success in the future.”  

Then There Were Six Final Performance Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 11
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