King George V’s (KGV) BTEC Music Technology students have used their musical talent to help raise £329 for charity.

The students took part in KGV’s BTEC Music Technology Showcase, the pinnacle of the two-year BTEC course, on 25 February 2015.

The evening combines three key elements of the two year course: pop music in practice, planning and delivering a music product and music technology in performance.

Tom Forster, KGV’s BTEC Music Technology course leader said: “It’s a great evening of music and entertainment where you can see our talented musicians and performers interact and perform with the latest industry standard technology.

“The showcase is designed to pull together students form a variety of courses offered at KGV to put on a production showing off their diverse talents. Media students operated video and lighting equipment, Music Technology students operated and engineered live sound and live video feed equipment and Art and Photography students took publicity shots on the evening.”

The evening contained performances from all BTEC Music Technology students who were being assessed as part of their BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology course. These students were Toby Archer, David Bradbury, Ryan Edmondson, Joe Nix, Jonathan Lynskey, Beth Olive, Mark Taylor and Mark Doyle.

The first half saw (and heard) the students performing cover songs spanning from the 1950s. These included: “Jail House Rock” by Elvis Presley to “I’m Not The Only One” by Sam Smith.

The evening also saw the launch of this year’s BTEC Charity Album “Toy Hearts” which was officially released on Monday 2nd March. The audience had a sneak preview of the album when the students performed several tracks.

The students chose to donate all proceeds from the evening and album sales to Alder Hey Children’s Charity and a magnificent total of £168 was raised on the night, £128 through pre-release album sales alone.

Tom added: “The entire evening showed off the talent of the students at KGV, whether they were performing live or behind the scenes. It was fantastic to see so many people in the audience and everyone involved thoroughly enjoying the showcase. I am very proud of all the students involved in this event.”

Toy Hearts will be available to buy on both CD (£4) and digital download mp3 (£3) from King George V College and contains 9 original songs ranging from electronic dance music to rock to acoustic singer/songwriter performances.

For more information about studying BTEC Music Technology at KGV, please click here


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