‘Then There Were Six’ Solo Night Triumph

Members of Newton Abbot College’s Year 13 band, ‘Then There Were Six’, came together for two nights of solo and group performances as part of their Music BTEC examination.

Following five months of preparation and rehearsals, the five talented students (comprising Louis Busuttil (drums and piano), Georgie Dell (vocals), Anna Gibbs and Lois Harris (both vocals, guitar and piano) and Charli Thompson (bass and piano)) performed half-hour solo sets over two consecutive evenings, covering musical genres from rock, pop, country, classical, musical theatre and funk, before re-joining as a five-piece on the second evening for a band performance.

Year 13 band 'Then There Were Six' performed a set on the second night
Year 13 band 'Then There Were Six' performed a set on the second night
The solo sets, which were entirely student-chosen and led, were a chance for the talented musicians to perform their own personal style of music, as well as perform with different instruments and vocal presentations in different genres of musical spectrum.
Charli Thompson played an incredible bass and piano set
Charli Thompson played an incredible bass and piano set
The nights were met with standing ovations, following incredible solo performances as well as group numbers including ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons and ‘Behind these Hazel Eyes’ by Kelly Clarkson.
Georgie Dell sang a set of Musical Theatre numbers
Georgie Dell sang a set of Musical Theatre numbers

Year 13 drummer and pianist, Louis Busuttil, said of the evenings: “Both nights went extremely well for us, with the help of a really supportive audience. It was great fun to be able to showcase our talents to such an appreciative group of staff, students, family and friends.”

Louis Busuttil on drums
Louis Busuttil on drums
Team Leader of Music and Performing Arts, Rob Wilkinson, was equally as pleased with the performance: “I was incredibly proud of these talented musicians. They all put on two nights of high quality entertainment, which was the result of a lot of hard work and rehearsals that pushed them all to their absolute performance limits. It was such a fantastic moment when they came back together as a band after they had all performed individually; their connection to each other and their music on stage is electrifying to watch and they just keep getting better and better.”
Then There Were Six Newton Abbot College Music Btec Ofsted Good Secondary School 5
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