Day #2 | Sussex Rocks 2013 with Richard Perkins

sussex-rocks-2013-logoDay 2 of Sussex Rocks at CMP Studios continued in fine form as students tightened up the performances of their favourite classic rock tracks in readiness for the Winter Gardens gig on Tuesday 29th October (2:40pm and 3:30pm).

Bands rotated between studios to rehearse with head tutor Richard Perkins and were joined by drum tutor Phil Drew in the afternoon to help out the resident drummers.

sussex-rocks-tj-rockA few more songs were added to the set list today, including ‘Go Your Own Way’ by Fleetwood Mac and ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes. The as yet unnamed bands performed timed sets at the end of the day to ensure they can get on and off stage, set up and play their songs within 20mins.

Set 1
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Highway To Hell – AC/DC

Set 2
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
We Are The Champions – Queen

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Sussex Rocks (3-day Rock Camp) 27-29 October 2013

sussex-rocks-2013-logoSussex Rocks returns from 27-29 October, 2013 at CMP Studios for an intensive 3-day music course covering all aspects of classic rock, funk and blues, climaxing with full-band performances at Winter Gardens in Eastbourne on Tuesday 29th October.

Once again Richard Perkins (Bath Guitar School), and Phil Drew (Ravebugs), together combining over 30 years of experience, team up to deliver three days of expert advice and tuition about songs, bands, live performance and studio session work.

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Sussex Rocks 2013 with Richard Perkins | Day 4

sussex-rocks-2013-logoThe penultimate day of Sussex Rocks 2013 saw bands in all-day rehearsals to fine-tune the song arrangements for Friday’s end of week performance.

The started with a band with a mega 2-hour full-band rehearsal session before lunch. All bands had the opportunity to perform alongside head tutor Richard and drum tutor Phil.

This session was a huge success and many students benefited (esp. the drummers) from having an expert on hand to guide them through the tracks.

Bands rehearsed the following:
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Wishing Well by Free
School’s Out by Alice Cooper
Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Don’t Believe a Word by Thin Lizzy
Come Together by The Beatle
Dakota by Stereophonics

Intro Riff: ‘Dakota’ by Stereophonics

The intro to ‘Dakota’ begins with a synth riff playing the fifth of each chord (E-B, C#-G#, and A-E). A guitar can emulate this sound with a light delay and phaser set to a slow and deep sweep. Have a go!

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After lunch bands continued to rehearse their songs with the extra help of Jason Stocker.

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The student concert will begin at 4:30pm on Friday 2nd August at Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Entry is free and we welcome anyone to come and show their support.

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