7th Form join the fun at the Mardi Gras Festival!
The spirit of the New Orleans Carnival was enjoyed by Havering Sixth Form College music students who performed at the third annual Mardi Gras Brixton Festival.
Under their band name 7th Form, the students sung and played their greatest hits of the past year, joining a non-stop line-up of stellar musical acts on the Pop Box stage.
Run by Pop Brixton and 7Suns, the Mardi Gras Festival was set in a mini French Quarter in South London, with daytime craft activities, live R’n’B, funk, brass, Afro-Latin, jazz and rock music, and a best dressed competition, as well as Louisiana themed food, buskers, live art and fortune telling.
The students, all from the upper sixth BTEC Music Performance course, were: Shekhem Vige, Niamh O'Sullivan, Sally-Ann Gray, Paula Urbanaviciute and Rebecca Keneally.
They performed a set including One Night Only from Dreamgirls, Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas, Treasure by Bruno Mars, I Want to Break Free by Queen, Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix and Drown in My Own Tears by Aretha Franklin.
Tutor Chris Donnelly said the festival was great fun and an excellent opportunity for them to have performed in a real world environment and the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Chris said: “7th Form were the first act on the main stage and they performed brilliantly, with many comments from the audience on how professional and slick their performance was.”