Talent shines on under 18s night

Her Pride Is Suffering
Her Pride Is Suffering

Four young bands strutted their stuff and showcased the future of local talent during an event in Sheffield.

It was an awesome night at Bar Abbey as several up-and-coming young bands took to the stage for the ‘No ID’ under 18 night.

Three of the four acts featured students from the S21 Live music project based in Eckington - which engages young adults in the music industry and provides opportunities to learn new skills.

Her Pride Is Suffering, made up of four S21 students - who all attend Eckington School – Jack Thickett (bass guitar, vocals), Joel Matthews (guitar), Lewis Fretwell-Smith (guitar) and Matt Newbould (drums), played covers from the likes of Green Day, The Doors and Avenged Sevenfold.

Their superb performance - for their first ever gig - astonished the audience, many of whom were friends from the school.

Also on the bill was The Puppet Committee, featuring on lead guitar S21 Live student Dan Hodkin, who has been on the scheme for some time and is developing into a great player and songwriter in his new venture.

Losing Streak’s drummer, Joe Tucker, also of Eckington School, has been involved with S21 Live though work experience. His band gave a great performance in the difficult position of being first on the bill.

Finally Sheffield band Delirium completed a night of top live music.