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Coronavirus can't stop Bishop's Stortford students from De Rosa Music Hub as concert to be streamed live on Facebook




The show will go on despite the coronavirus crisis for a group of Bishop's Stortford music students who will be performing a big concert live online instead of in public.

The talented singers, guitarists and drummers - including a band of 10 to 12 year olds called The Geckos who are influenced by the likes of Muse and Green Day - have all been working tirelessly at the De Rosa Music Hub in Water Lane ahead of their Easter End of Term gig.

All of their efforts writing and rehearsing songs to perform could have been for nothing following the cancellation of the show at the Horn at the Half Moon in North Street.

The Geckos (32051795)
The Geckos (32051795)

However, they will be able to bang out their tunes and get people dancing as the show will be put on behind closed doors in their rehearsal room and streamed live via Facebook.

The concert takes place on Tuesday (March 24) from 4.30pm and it will be the first time any of the students have performed their music in such a way.

Alongside rocking four-piece The Geckos, who will be performing original song Enigma, on the bill is Uma Chetcuti. She is a seriously talented singer-songwriter whose voice has stunned hardened recording studio producers and her songs are deep and emotional. Not content with being a pop star, Uma, 12, has also just signed as a striker in the Tottenham Hotspur youth ranks. She will be joined by drums and bass guitar.

Uma Chetcuti (32051797)
Uma Chetcuti (32051797)

Kim Bailey, 16, has been having lessons at De Rosa since she was 11. She moved over to Steve Young's songwriting classes last year and has grown with every song written. She likes cheeky pop/rock songs about love and emotion and never hesitates to throw a rap section into her songs. She will also be joined by drums and bass guitar.

Hypocrisy are the hub's newest teenage lineup and their members, aged 14 to 17, will be performing together for the first time with a selection of classic hits.

And some grown ups will be joining in the fun as The Franks, who are all hard-working professionals, still find time each week to let their hair down and play some tunes.

The concert gets under way at 4.30pm on Tuesday (March 24). Go to www.facebook.com/events/3448546415159048/to watch the live stream.



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