Music performance students at Ports-mouth College are set to perform at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea, a venue that has previously hosted many big-name acts such as Oasis, Kasabian, You Me At Six and Placebo.
The teens are set to play at the Edge of the Wedge, side venue to The Wedgewood Rooms, on April 21 as part of a regular set of showcases.
Bekah Houlsby, 18, a singer from the college, said: ‘We are always looking forward to the Wedge gig, knowing how well known it is as a venue.
‘It’s the sort of experience not all young musicians are so fortunate to get, so having the opportunity to perform there is absolutely unbelievable.’
Fay Edwards, 16, said: ‘Each night is always packed full of show-stopping performances by the talented students.
‘I see the college’s music department as one big family; everyone supports each other. It’s truly something fascinating to be a part of.’
This view is shared by many of the students. Brooke James, another singer aged 16, said: ‘Everybody always has great energy, and we pay huge credit to the people working on the mics, amps and lighting. Doing our own gigs is so much fun.’
Music performance teacher Gareth Howells said: ‘The Wedgewood Rooms is a really supportive venue that gives the students professional experiences with their peers.
‘The music is extremely varied and the quality of the performances is always really strong.’
Principal Steve Frampton is a regular at the showcases, and said about the previous event: ‘As ever, another two fantastic evenings of high quality from an exceptionally talented group of our music students.
‘It was a brilliant attendance and feedback from all the staff, parents and friends who attended. I am hugely proud to have been able to attend. We look forward to another sell out gig in spring.’
Tickets are available from Portsmouth College at £5, or at the door. Contact the college on (023) 9266 7521 or via Twitter @pcgonemadgigs.