ROCKING THE ROOMS

On 5 July, young musicians from Portsmouth Music Hub's Rock Bands along with bands from local schools and colleges took to the stage and definitely rocked the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth.

'Rock the Rooms' was a gig to mark the end of the school year showcasing the progress the bands have made. It was also an opportunity for the musicians to perform at a professional music venue in front of a packed auditorium.

The gig brought together enthusiastic musicians aged from between 8 to 18 years of age, and there was a fantastic mix of music on offer, including hits like "I love Rock and Roll" and "Feeling Good" along with original songs written by talented members of the Bands.

Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said: "It was an amazing night and a gig the musicians will never forget. It was a particularly poignant gig for the Hub's Warrior Band with many of them leaving this year as they reach the end of college. Denzel Dela Pena has been singing with the Music Hub since the age of 8 and seeing the transformation of his voice over the years and his passion for performing is a real priviledge."

The Bands' enthusiasm and commitment to performing last night was inspirational and their director, Stu Brewer leads by example putting a huge amount of time and effort into their training and performances.

Portsmouth Music Hub runs Rock Bands, from beginners to more advanced young performers, each week during term time. To find out more call 023 9237 5655 or visit www.portsmouthmusichub.org.uk.