- 17/01/11 - Strode Music Students Perform Unplugged for Eavis
Music lovers braved the ice in late December to attend an eclectic and diverse evening of unplugged performances from Strode BTEC Music students at Pilton Working Men's Club. The students provided over two hours of largely original material, and were delighted to see local music legend Michael Eavis popping in to enjoy the music and say hello.
Jorden Lindsay, who lives in Yeovil, performed a brilliant solo set of self-written pieces for vocals and acoustic guitar, as well as fronting the popular local act 'JackFlash' who performed an unusual acoustic set to the enthusiastic audience.
"It was great to get the opportunity to play my own songs and to know that a legend like Michael Eavis was listening. There's a great atmosphere at the club and it was great to be able to play there' said Jorden.
The gig was organised and promoted by the Strode students as part of a course project. In particular Sid Taylor who lives in Pilton, who closed the evening with the cool sounds of his jazz combo 'Taylor Made'. "'The course at Strode gives us a real feeling of what it's like to begin working in the music industry. For this project we have to decide where to play, develop and promote our acts, book the venues and do all the health and safety and stuff" said Sid.
The students will be playing several more concerts around the area to complete their project. As well as Jordan, Jack Flash and Taylor Made, acts to look out for who also performed were: Hollie Trevis and Ollie Proud, 'Reinstate Sarah', Zach Urch, Chelsea Paget and Chris Cox with Jake Stone and Jake Rayment.