Weston College student band plays the Paralmpics
By Prue_Reid | Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 16:17
A student band from Weston College is playing at the Paralympics.
Weston College student band City Embers
Lead vocalist and guitarist Harrisen Larner-Main
Student band City Embers has already played for athletes at the London Olympics early this month and is now set to perform again at the Paralympics on Friday, August 31.
The Music Performance students' four-piece alternative rock band won its way in an Internet competition to play in front of thousands of international spectators in the Olympic Village.
Lead vocalist and guitarist is 19-year-old Harrisen Larner-Main, of Greenwood Road, Worle.
He said: "It was brilliant to win the competition and be chosen to play because it was such a privilege to be part of these amazing Olympics.
"We had a great reaction to our own songs; people recorded videos and took photos and even a US TV network filmed us!"
The band also includes, Henry Lowe, 19, of The Eagles, Yatton, on keyboards and backing vocals, Jake Redman, 17, of Southern Way, Clevedon, on bass guitar and Josh Armitage, 17, of Westfield Drive, Wick St Lawrence, on drums.
They formed this year and as well as weekly live performances the band has put together their first album in the College's state-of-the art recording studios.
Weston College music curriculum manager, Paul Raymond said: "It's a fantastic achievement.
"City Embers sound and look good with a bit of influence from Cold Play and Radiohead.
"I am sure they will go far."
For more details on the band visit its official website by clicking HERE.
For more information on Weston College call 01934 411 411 or email email@example.com.
Weston College which employs more than 1,000 staff has more than 30,000 enrolments.
Under the guidance of college principal and chief executive, Dr Paul Phillips it is one of the top performing colleges in the south west.
Its achievements include:
- 99.8 per c ent of its students passed their A-levels in 2011, while there was a 100 per cent pass rate for vocational qualifications;
- 21 per cent of Weston College students achieved a First Class Honours Degree in 2011 – well above the national average of eight per cent;
- The college offers students 32 A-levels, more than 100 vocational courses, and more than 40 apprenticeships; and
- 91 per cent of 2010 honours graduates at the college gained graduate employment within six months of completing their degree..