17th May 2017
Rehearsals are hotting up for ‘Rhythm ‘N’ Ouse’, a one-night-only music collaboration between Level 2 Music Performance and Production students and other York College bands, taking place on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at City Screen Basement, York, starting at 8.15pm.
The gig has been organised and promoted by the students, who will themselves be performing, as part of their final project for the year. This unique event will appeal to all audiences with bands covering a wide range of music genres from across the decades including both up-beat and acoustic covers. The students will be performing a range of iconic hits from The Beatles and The Who to Kanye West and Drake.
Music tutor Chris Walsh says: “The students have worked really hard to source an appropriate venue for their ‘Rhythm ‘N’ Ouse’ gig that is in the heart of York with a vibrant yet intimate atmosphere. This project has given the students real life skills that will help to prepare them for the music industry and working within live music performance.”
One of the students, Caitlin Ramus, previously of Thirsk School, says: “I’m a self-taught pianist and singer and am really looking forward to performing an Adele cover at the gig. It’s been really eye-opening to see how much work goes into planning something like this from ticket sales to rehearsing. The teaching at York College has been incredible and I know that this project will be useful to me in the future as I plan to move onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music before going on to study song-writing in London.”