Students from City of Sunderland College will tread the boards to rock one of the region’s most prestigious live music venues this month.
Starring at the Sage Gateshead on Thursday 19 May, music students from the College’s Shiney Row Campus will perform ‘Shiney Row Rocks’, a series of mini shows covering everything from the Beatles hits, alternative 80’s favourites, soulful classics and energetic country music.
Back by popular demand, this is the third year that ‘Shiney Row Rocks’ has been performed and the line-up promises to be as colourful as ever including country versions of Katie Perry and Scissor Sisters hits, a selection of songs from the Beatles’ re-mixed ‘Love’ album and musical tributes to The Cure, The Jam and other 80’s superstars.
Tony Wilson, a lecturer in music at City of Sunderland College, said: “This year is going to be bigger and better than ever – with a great selection of genres and styles, there really will be something for every musical taste!
“The students have worked incredibly hard to produce a professional show to match the incredible surroundings and acoustics of this world-class venue. Anyone looking for a great night out – look no further – tickets are available now but selling fast!”
First and second year National Diploma Music students are taking part alongside those on the College’s Foundation Degree in Applied Music Practice programme. The experience means that the group will be working with the best in the business, picking up new skills as well as tricks of the trade from industry professionals.
Tony added: “Here at City of Sunderland College, we are committed to going that extra mile and providing vocational-based experiences in a range of different disciplines which enhance our learners’ development.”
Tickets to the show cost £10 and are available online at The Sage Gateshead website or by calling 0191 443 4661.
City of Sunderland College’s Shiney Row Campus promotes creativity in its students and encourages them to pursue their talents with the use of specialised facilities including a performing hall and recording studio.
The specialist visual and performing arts centre is also equipped with language and science labs, hair and beauty salons, large-scale computer sites and a brand new art and design wing.