Friday, June 20, 2014

In celebration of Gen Y

And the beat goes on...

Wellington High School had their music evening last night. The range of talents was notable. Classical  singing, playing, through jazz through to reggae, rock and blues. One of the bands, Head Chef, has just won the Wellington Battle of the Bands.

Here are two peformances (make allowances for the poor visual and audio recording). All 15 year-olds.

Guitarist Wayne Williams playing Friends, a Sungha Jung composition and my Sam singing B B King's, The Thrill is Gone, with Lawrence, Thomas, Bill and Sean and a guitarist


Brendan McNeill said...

I'm a big fan of BB and Sam does him well. We went up to Auckland to see him last time he was here a few years back. He was in his 80's I think.

He kind of talked his way through the evening, threw guitar picks and gold bracelets to the fans, sang a few songs, was supported by a great backing band, and totally enjoyed himself.

We enjoyed the evening as well. He was a great blues man, now living out his last days on the road.

The thrill has gone, but the respect remains.

Go well BB, and great work Sam.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

Many Thanks Brendan, I loved the guitar work from Lawrence. Just made it happen.

Jeepers. Not quite the same genre but I saw Bo Diddley at the Wgtn Town Hall about 1975-6. Fantastic concert. I remember because we stood on the seats and danced. Sacrilege.

Brendan McNeill said...

Since we are exchanging memories, my wife and I drove, ferried, trained and bussed up to Auckland Western Springs stadium in 1972 to Led Zeplin's only NZ concert. Then when it was over we bussed, trained, ferried, and drove back home to Christchurch again.

That's a 'whole lot of love'.

They were outstanding from what I can remember.

No dancing on the seats though... :-)