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Budding musicians electrify the Keay
TALENTED musicians from Cornwall College St Austell's Performing Arts department rocked the College's Keay Theatre recently with a night of original music as they took to the stage for the very last time.
The BTEC Music students presented ‘Keayapalooza,’ an evening of new music and raw talent written and performed by the students to a lively crowd of fans.
Four acts performed on the night: The Collars, Reckless Life, Joel Julian and KerriLea, each playing their own original material in different styles of music ranging from modern pop to hard rock.
The Collars, a dynamic and powerful indie punk-rock band, created their own blend of ‘old school’ punk aggression mixed with pop esque melodic hooks that produced raw and edgy tunes.
“Keayapalooza was an experience for us and the crowd,” said The Collars. “Thank you so much to everyone for showing their support to us over the past year in College. We will see you in the future!”
Reckless Life, which consists of five young musicians, played their own style of upbeat lively rock that certainly got the mass of people up and dancing.
Kerrilea, a female artist, brought the crowd a dance/hip hop vibe combined with rap and Joel Julian, an independent musician who plays the guitar, piano, drums, mandolin and banjo, entertained the audience with his broad range of musical styles.
Cecil Du Valle, Course Manager for Performing Arts, said: “The evening was a chance for the students to showcase their musical talents and high quality work they have produced over the year and what a show it was! It was a thrilling night of raw talent and mix of styles performed by some great new Cornish talent.”
The night was special to the acts performing as they had their EPs, written and recorded by themselves, on sale for the public to buy.
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: “We are very lucky to have our own high-quality, multi-media theatre at Cornwall College St Austell and the students gain invaluable experience performing their work to a live audience.
“As for many of them this was their last time performing with us, I wish them all the best for their futures ahead.”
For further information about the College and forth-coming shows at The Keay, please call 01726 226622 or visit www.cornwall.ac.uk.