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Liverpool students shine at the Cavern!

Talented students from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) recently performed at Liverpool’s most iconic music venue, The Cavern Club.

The students followed in the famous footsteps of The Beatles, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Who, Adele and The Rolling Stones, who have all performed on the iconic stage.

Organised by head of music Mr Jay Bradley, ‘Live at the Cavern’ was an evening of great music featuring bands and acts from the academy.

Over 75 students took part in the show across all year groups from Years 7 to 11, showcasing the academy’s diverse, vibrant community.

The set list included a show-stopping opener by 20-piece drumming group Orquestra De Ritmo, a stunning piano interlude by Ryan Morris, a pop medley of hits (Price Tag and Flashlight) by Year 8 students and a dynamic drum solo by Charlie Hornby.

Student Olivia Williams brought the crowd to their feet with her stunning rendition of Labrinth’s Jealous. While a Year 10 GCSE group got the crowd in the party mood with a set list of Boogie Shoes, Know No Better and an original song called Better Days.

A group of Year 7 students, accompanied by Mr Bradley put on a brilliant performance playing the African djembe drums.

The night ended on a high when Year 11 band MODE played their last ever gig, with songs including No Diggity, Want You Back, Crazy in Love, Changes and Mo Money Mo Problems.

Headteacher Tracey Greenough, said: “Live at the Cavern was a truly unique opportunity to bring our community together and grow and develop talent at every level. We have received such positive feedback from students who took part and staff and families who attended.

“Watching students perform on the stage and grow in confidence every year is amazing to see. The night was a real celebration of the academy’s special togetherness and remarkable talent.”

The academy has a varied music curriculum with creativity and performances as a key focus. Students have the opportunity to try projects such as body percussion, beat boxing, film music, samba band and a range of school choirs.

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