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Margaret River students shine at live music event

Music students from Margaret River TAFE combined their talents for a celebration of their music and hard work at the River Hotel.

The gig, held at the end of last term, drew a crowd of more than 200 people. The students rose to the challenge of playing live for the first time on a stage that John Butler had performed on only a week earlier.

Music ranged from hip hop and electronica to rock, classical and pop, with some students playing as a band for the first time.

Lecturer Chris Archibald said this was perfect timing in what had been a difficult year for the music industry.

“While the nervous energy of playing their first gig – and also being assessed – ran high backstage, there was little that showed under the lights in front of the audience,” he said.

Chris said the students were committed to making the night a success and the strong community support helped them rise to the challenge.

“We also had amazing support from the cookery, digital media and hospitality students, who put in a big effort.”

Chris wanted to thank everyone who supported the event including the River Hotel, engineer soundy, stage manager Gary Burness as well as the TAFE students and lecturers who supported the event.

Pictured is Margaret River music student Lou Cully singing on stage at the event (picture by Fran Jackson).

Page last updated October 16, 2020