Teen musicians rocked all night at showcase

Some of the young bands from Calderdale Rock School, who played at the Teenage Kicks night
Some of the young bands from Calderdale Rock School, who played at the Teenage Kicks night

YOUNG musicians showed the world how to rock at a special gig event.

Bands and solo artists from Calderdale showed off their musical talent during a “Teenage Kicks” night at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

All the acts were part of Calderdale Council’s Rock School. Lorraine Daber from the council’s Young People’s Service, which helped to organise the event, in partnership with the Trades Club and local musician Dave Nelson, said it was a great success.

“I think we will be seeing a lot more of some of these young musicians – and young people playing live music,” she said.

“All the performers were aged between 13 and 19 which made the level of expertise and professionalism all the more astounding.

“The organisers commented on how hard the young people had rehearsed for the concert and how much they had enjoyed it.

“Thanks go to the Trades Club for offering such an excellent live venue and it is now hoped that there will be other events held at the Trades and other venues in Calderdale.

“It will give young musicians the opportunity to play live and to encourage other young people to get involved in learning to play instruments, singing and/or writing songs.”

Local bands Calls for Alarm, Saphistarr, Oreoh’s, Dream Eaters, Clockwork and Vertebreak, and solo artists Lily Bell and Anna Seccombe all performed.