Party in the City 2011 | Bath Guitar School Band

The Bath Guitar School Band surpassed all expectations this past May 27th with a fantastic performance in Bath’s Parade Gardens for the Bath International Music Festival’s Party in the City event. The band were on stage at 5pm, opening the festival in the gardens for the one night only free music festival in Bath.

For some of the band members, many under 10 years and still in primary school, this was their first ever gig and their performance began with Green Day’s ‘Brain Stew’, which led into T Rex’s ’20th Century Boy’ and finished with The Troggs ‘Wild Thing’.

Wild Thing – The Troggs

20th Century Boy – T Rex

Brain Stew – Green Day

The second half of the performance saw the teen band, who are now veterans in the Bath Guitar School Band, perform the aptly named hit single ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ by American band Wheatus, followed by a rocked up version of the #1 hit ‘Shut Up And Drive’ by R&B/Pop superstar Rihanna.

Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

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The Bath Guitar School band picks itself for every festival appearance with members selected from attendees of the Bath Guitar School’s Monsters of Rock band workshops held through-out the year. If you would like more information please contact Richard Perkins via the Bath Guitar School website or call: 07977 580 129

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Rehearsal #3 | Bath Guitar School Band 2011

This was the third and final rehearsal for the Bath Guitar School Band ahead of their performance at 5pm on Friday 27th May in Parade Gardens as part of the Bath International Music Festival’s Party in the City. http://www.partyinthecity.org.uk/

This band of youngsters never fail to impress me. A lot of hard work has been put into these rehearsal sessions and we have managed to fit 9 hours of solid practice into the past three Sunday afternoons – That is longer than any football match will ever be, and just as demanding both mentally and physically.

Enjoy the final rehearsal videos and hope to see you on Friday!

BAND A

Wild Thing – The Troggs

20th Century Boy – T Rex

Brain Stew – Green Day

BAND B

Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

Final rehearsal photos:

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Rehearsal #2 | Bath Guitar School Band 2011

This was the Bath Guitar School band’s second rehearsal and what a rehearsal it was. Singer, Rhiannon Julie Jones, joined us for our penultimate rehearsal before the performance on Friday 27th May in Parade Gardens  for the Bath International Music Festival’s Party in the City event.

The band whipped through the set today and tightened up loose parts effortlessly. At this stage the song structures are in place and the finessing of the performance is our final concern.

This is a sneak preview from the bands rehearsal today:

Band members include: Basil Vallis, Luke McDonald, Conor McDonald (Drums), Matthew Pearce, Dylan Ambasna-Jones, Olly Liu, Dom Senior, Marcus Kendall, Nick Harris, Oscar Lamb, Corben Lamb, Iwan Bond, Finlay Marks, Rory Read and Fraser Osborne, Louie Milton.

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Rehearsal #1 | Bath Guitar School Band 2011

The first rehearsal of any newly formed band is one of many emotions, and the same can be said for a bunch of fearless youngsters who seem to thrive on the adrenaline of performing together as a group.

The Bath Guitar School band picks itself once a year with band members chosen from those students who have attended the Monsters of Rock band workshops that are held though-out the year.

This years the band is arranged in to two bands (A & B) and will be performing the following five songs in Parade Gardens at 5pm on Friday 27th May 2011:

Band A (youngsters & first timers)

20th Century Boy – T Rex
Wild Thing – The Troggs
Brain Stew – Green Day

Band B (teens & old timers)

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna

Here is a sneak preview from the bands rehearsals:

Band members include: Basil Vallis, Luke McDonald, Conor McDonald (Drums), Matthew Pearce, Dylan Ambasna-Jones, Olly Liu, Dom Senior, Marcus Kendall, Nick Harris, Oscar Lamb, Corben Lamb, Iwan Bond, Finlay Marks, Rory Read and Fraser Osborne, Louie Milton.

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Performance: Friday 27th May 2011

The Bath Guitar School band have been reassembled for the fifth year running, with axes in hand, to bombard you with yet another set of classic rock tunes and rocked up pop surprises. For those about to Rock.We salute you! The band will be performing at the band stand in Parade Gardens, central Bath on Friday 27th May 2011 from 5pm.

Performance info

  • When: Friday 27th May 2011
  • Where: Parade Gardens, central Bath [Google Map Link]
  • Time: 5pm

Check out the bands awesome cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ from 2010!

Poker Face – Lady Gaga