Students crowned winners at music festival

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 June 2013




FOUR Weston students, who launched their musical career at the Grand Pier, have been crowned the winners of a battle of the bands event during a music festival.

Year 10 Priory Community School students Charlie Lintern, Owen Kelman, Sam Grieve and Aaron Kirsopp performed against two other acts at the Devauden Music Festival in Chepstow, South Wales, and came out on top.

Lead guitarist Charlie, rhythm guitarist Owen, and drummer Aaron are all self-taught, while bassist Sam started playing at the age of 12. The band Interlude also recently performed in front of more than 1,000 people at the pier’s concert which raised more than £4,000 for Riding For The Disabled.

After coming top in the sing-off, the band won £1,000 worth of recording studio time at Monnow Valley Studios, in Monmouth, South Wales, which has been used by acts such as The Beatles, Radiohead and Oasis.

Priory has also backed the foursome with hundreds of pounds of instruments and free use of its recording studio as part of the school’s gifted and talented programme.

Aaron said: “Original songs are our next priority. We are writing and will hopefully be in a position to release an album later in the year.”

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