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Kids from Thirst Music rock at The Vault for

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ST PETER PORT was rocking yesterday afternoon, as four groups of children and teenagers took to the stage at live music venue The Vault.

Twenty-two nine to 15-year-olds impressed the audience, as they performed an array of music from Nirvana to Adele.

The event was the culmination of a week’s work for the students at Thirst Music School's summer school.

At the start of the week they were challenged with forming and naming their bands, learning three songs, creating gig posters, and getting to know and work with their bandmates.

Thirst Music School Director Wayne Mahy said it was the first event of its kind for the school, and that he had been impressed.

‘They’ve been really, really good,’ he said.

‘They have really impressed us, not just musically but working as part of a team as well, they’ve shown real respect for one another.’

Five Bars, PostromantiK, Hi 5 and Low Key each played a set to a large crowd of family and friends.

Before their set, Five Bars, made up of Harry Northmore, Sam Montgomery, both 12 and Barney Gourley, 11, said they were yet to feel any pre show nerves.

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‘I am playing tambourine in one song, guitar in one and singing in the other,’ said Harry.

‘I do a lot of stuff like this so I’m used to it.’

Barney added: ‘I’m definitely not nervous because I do lots of musical theatre at Beau Sejour.’

Amelie Le Prevoit, 12, who was yet to perform with her band Low Key, said she had appreciated the experience.

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‘I have really enjoyed getting to do music more professionally, getting to know the whole concept of being in a band,’ she said.

Mr Mahy said Thirst Music School plans to do another summer school next year due to the success of the event, which was aided by them moving into new specially equipped premises on Collings Road.

‘It’s been a long process for us to get our new venue,’ he said. ‘We have nine rooms now for teaching and studio work. It’s been perfect for what we wanted to do this week.’

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