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Rock school students set for Rhodes gig in aid of Grove Cottage


By Paul Winspear


Livewire Rock Academy students (10447000)
Livewire Rock Academy students (10447000)

Young students of rock are rehearsing for a charity concert in Bishop's Stortford in June.

Livewire Rock Academy is holding its biannual fundraiser in aid of Grove Cottage, the home of Mencap in Stortford, at Rhodes Arts Complex on Sunday the 9th.

Youngsters from its rock schools in Bishop’s Stortford, Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Epping will be playing classic and contemporary numbers by bands such as White Stripes, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Black Sabbath and The Automatic among many others.

The concert will also feature a short set by Teenage Revolution, a Dunmow-based four-piece which includes Livewire students.

Livewire Rock Academy students (10447004)
Livewire Rock Academy students (10447004)

Once again, the rock academy will be holding a 'rock raffle' in the interval. It is looking for donations from local businesses to raffle and raise money. To offer one, please contact Simon at simon@livewirerockacademy.co.uk.

Tickets for the gig, which starts at 6pm, are £7 from the Rhodes box office.

Livewire is managed by Stortford-based musician and songwriter Dean Austin, frontman of Jargon Lynch, who leads the concert with his powerful vocals. The business is owned by Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband frontman Simon Baker.

Livewire Rock Academy students (10447002)
Livewire Rock Academy students (10447002)

Free taster sessions are available for adults and children who want to learn how to play electric guitar, bass and drums. The schools offer a 'jam session' as part of every lesson where students play together in a band format, a huge boost to their progress and development as musicians.

To apply for a free taster, contact Dean on 07941 670575 or email dean@livewirerockacademy.co.uk.

Livewire is also looking for guitarists and drummers to teach at its schools.



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