No stopping in motion trio in latest gig series

Year 13 band, ‘In Motion’ raised the roof during their recent performances in the College’s Daphne Collman Auditorium at the end of last month. 

The trio, comprising Ellie Jackson (vocals), Oliver Partridge (drums and guitar) and Katie Williams (vocals, piano and guitar), played a series of individual and group performances as part of their A Level music examinations to audiences of family and friends.

L-R Oli Partridge, Ellie Jackson and Katie Williams
L-R Oli Partridge, Ellie Jackson and Katie Williams

The series of gigs, held over two evenings, was designed to showcase a range of musical genres, styles and ages. The first evening saw Oliver and Katie take to the stage to perform solo covers of tracks including ‘Sultans of Swing’ by Dire Straits, ‘Sir Duke’ by Stevie Wonder and ‘Nightingale’ by Demi Lovato. The second evening saw the final member of the trio, Ellie, perform tracks including ‘Chandelier’ by Sia, ‘Dog Days Are Over’ by Florence and the Machine, Natural Women by Aretha Franklin, before the band reunited as a group to play a carefully selected set. 

Singer, Katie Williams, said of the evening: “It was extremely rewarding to see all of our hard work pay off. We have bonded as a band and having the opportunity to play both as solo performers and as a group allowed us to demonstrate our versatility. Seeing the audience join in for our last song was one of the most rewarding feelings.”

Team Leader of Music and Performing Arts, Rob Wilkinson. Said: “Working with these three talented young musicians has been such a pleasure. The tenacity and determination they bring to every performance makes them an absolute dream to work with. It has been incredible to see each musician grow as an artist in their own right and continue that growth together as a band.”

In Motion Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 6