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Estere Kajema
Upper Sixth
Hallward's House

Band Night

Band Night

Last Friday an annual Band Night took place in the Regrave Theatre. Some of us, who are very interested in music, were looking forward to this even from early September, as it is always a truly unforgettable experience for both us, young musicians, and the audience.

The Band Night started off with a group of Third Formers playing “Under the Bridge” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I thought they were absolutely outstanding, the whole audience was singing along. It was such a successful start to the night! Everyone got into the right mood and warmly welcomed the next performers — Emlyn James and his band who played “Song 2” by Blur, which, in my opinion, is one of the best songs in the whole history of rock music and the boys were brilliant.

However the absolute star of the night was Dylan Trenouth. I have to admit, I am a massive fan of his. Dylan is so incredibly talented, his music is so tuneful, and coupled with the angelic voice of Amelia it made his songs even better. Here is one of Dylan’s originals, “Pavement Boy”, right from the Band Night.

It was not a surprise to everyone to see how incredible Mabel Moll was. She sang a great song called “You’ve Got The Love” by Florence and the Machines, in a much more lyrical and tender way, and I thought that the audience really enjoyed it.

Jonah Trenouth. Well, what can I say about Jonah Trenouth! He sang, accompanying himself as usual, “Pyramid Song” by the magnificent Radiohead. I am not sure I can give a thoughtful and fair commentary about his act, since it is, probably, my favourite Radiohead number in the history of the band, I am the world’s biggest Radiohead admirer. Jonah was absolutely incredible, well done and thank you so much for performing this.

Then I had a turn, I sang three songs, including two of my own composition and a fantastic song by a French songwriter SoKo called “I’ll kill her”. It is hard to judge myself, but I really hope that everyone enjoyed my act.

Someone who, undoubtedly, was a delight on the night was Alex Bull. Together with his group, including Jamie, John and Ed, Alex sang a couple of songs including popular hits “Rolling in the Deep” and “Teenage Dirtbag”. I thought Alex was not only hilarious, but also very good and he enlivened the whole of the audience.

To sum up, it was a great night! Hearing what people have said about it and the reaction of the new Lower Sixth and Third Formers, they are already looking forward to next year’s Band Night. And me, well I am just really sad that it was my last Band Night at Clifton College, and it will most definitely be one of the things that I will miss the most after I leave.

8 February 2012

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