Yeovil students showcase talent at acoustic 'protest' gig
By abbie_yeovil | Monday, February 04, 2013, 16:22
Students at Yeovil College will be showcasing their musical talent at an acoustic gig tonight (February 4).
Singer-songwriter Emm Jones performing at the recent Yeovil College Further Education Awards
Second year students will be performing their own songs and compositions representing a wide array of musical genres.
Bands performing include The Stiulants, The Hartletts, solo artist Nattalea Heatley and singer-songwriter Em Jones who was recently commended at Yeovil College's Further Education Awards.
Each band will be playing an original 'protest song' that will address world and community issues past and present.
First year students will also be performing tonight and these include Band X and Band Y.
Yeovil College Head of Music Simon Squire said "In an era when the media often offers distraction rather than provoking thought, the tradition of the protest song is suffering.
"Writing a protest song has been a real challenge for our second year students as it means focussing on a specific event, issue or injustice, analysing attitudes on a poetic level or inspiring rallying cries. They've seized it with relish, however, and we're all pleased with the results.
Mr Squire added: "Have a listen and see if you can decide what they are trying to getting across! The first years have also been working hard on their covers, which include some old and new favourites.
"The unplugged gig will be a relaxed, easy going evening, so, if you're free, come on down and enjoy some great music from some talented young performers."
The Yeovil College Unplugged gig will take place tonight at Holcote House at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £2.50 on the door. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.