Sussex Rocks 2013 with Richard Perkins | Day 5

sussex-rocks-2013-logoSo, that’s it for 2013, Sussex Rocks has finished for another year, and we went out on a high note! Many students performed for the very first time in front of an audience (50+ strong in attendance) while others were honing their stagecraft and showing what they’ve learned over the past week with confidence and style.

From all the instrumental tutors; Richard, Jason and Phil, we thank all the students for a great week, and roll on Sussex Rocks 2014!

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All bands spent the whole day rehearsing their songs for the end of week performance.

Where: Willingdon Community School
When: Friday 2nd August, 2013
Time: 4:30pm
Entry: Free

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Bands performed the following:
Dakota by Stereophonics
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Come Together by The Beatles
Wishing Well by Free
Highway To Hell by AC/DC
School’s Out by Alice Cooper
Don’t Believe A Word by Thin Lizzy
Texas Strut by Gary Moore
Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett
Diamonds and Rust by Judas Priest (Excalibur feat. Amber Satchwell)

Photos and videos to follow…

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A huge thank you to Jacqui for organising Sussex Rocks! x

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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