Talented learners rocking all over the world

Talented learners rocking all over the world

Young musicians from Derbyshire have hit the right note after battling it out to win the national final of the School Jam UK.

Indie rock band Indigo Sky, made up of Burton and South Derbyshire College music learners Ashley Hubbard, 18, Laura Edwards, Alex Raworth, Huw Griffiths, and Chloe Freer, all 17, wowed judges with their live performance at the London finals.

The band has won an all-expenses paid trip to play at Europe’s largest music exhibition Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany in April, as well as a range of music equipment for their college.

Bassist Alex Raworth said: “We’re so excited to have won the UK final of School Jam. It’s given us a huge confidence boost as musicians and has pushed our music performances further.

“I want to be a session musician in the future and this opportunity will be great for my CV and experience, as I have been learning new genres through this competition.”

Burton and South Derbyshire College music lecturer Mark Dring said: “We’re delighted Indigo Sky has won the UK finals of the School Jam competition.

“Taking part in competitions is a fantastic way for learners to test their skills against their peers, giving them valuable experience of working in the music industry and performing to a live audience.”