Youth talent on show at Helston End of Summer gig
1:00pm Sunday 23rd September 2012 in Helston
As summer draws to a close young musicians in Helston have celebrated with a concert in the town’s Epworth Hall.
The End Of Summer Gig was organised by 15-year-old Jake Riding, who wanted a gig for people of his own age.
All the acts who played were also local teenagers, performing for free in order to raise money for the Daniel Gray Trust that provides musical equipment to young people in Helston.
The night proved a great success, raising over £150 for the trust. Ryan Mitchell kicked off the evening with an acoustic session, followed by 17-year-old Jadine Hocking who performed a set including some of her own songs. Gloryfire, a lively rock band, got everyone jumping before Louis Williams, featuring YouTube sensation Tom Law, took to the stage and were a big hit with the audience.
Eloise Roseby then took over with a gentler pace of acoustic music and this was followed by Last Scream who entertained the crowd with their own take on some classic songs.
Young performer Robyn Rosa Flores entertained with a solo performance, followed by 14-year-old Cerys Plenty who had the audience enthralled with her guitar playing and singing. Last to perform, and ending the night on a high, were special guests 50 Wolverines who got the whole audience on their feet and moshing to their heavy rock music.
Jake said: “Special thanks goes to JJ News for providing the refreshments, Elliott Newman and Jamie Taylor for their hard work on the sound desk, as well as Mark Upton, Gary and Natalie Williams, John Richards, Steve and Lynn Jones and everyone else who contributed to making the night such a huge success.”