Easter Workshop 2015

28th - 30th March 2015

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Summer school 2015

10th - 14th August 2015

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October Workshop 2015

25th - 27th October 2015

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Summer 2014 | Day 2

Day 2 of Sussex Rocks Summer School began with a classic rock riff session. Students chose their favourite rock riffs; suggestions included: ‘Iron Man’ by Black Sabbath, ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin, ‘Back In Black’ by AC/DC, and ‘Walk This Way’ by Aerosmith. The group learned some classic rock riffs so that they can participate […]

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Summer 2014 | Day 1

Day 1 of Sussex Rocks Summer School began with a meet and greet getting to know you session. Students introduced themselves to the group and discussed songs to learn during the week in readiness for the performance on Friday (1st August). Songs discussed included: ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ by Slade, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by […]

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Easter 2014 | Day 3

Day 3 of Sussex Rocks at Cavendish School began with full-band rehearsals in readiness for the afternoon performance in The Little Theater. The stage was setup, complete with drum riser and stacked amplifiers. The band was primed and ready to perform in front of friends and family. The final setlist included: I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett & The […]

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Easter 2014 | Day 2

Day 2 of Sussex Rocks at Cavendish School continued in fine form as students tightened up their performances of their chosen rock tracks ahead of the performance on Tuesday 8th April at 2pm inside The Little Theater. Students spent the day rehearsing with head tutor Richard Perkins and were joined by drum tutor Phil Drew to help out resident drummer, Red. In the morning […]

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Easter 2014 | Day 1

Day 1 of the half-term Sussex Rocks course at Cavendish School (The Little Theater) began with a group discussion about which songs to perform at the student concert on the afternoon of Tuesday 8th April. Many songs were recommended, including; Black Country Communion, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses. We started the day with the mighty Status Quo song ‘Caroline’, which […]

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Autumn 2013 | Day 3

Well that is it for this special 3-day half-term Sussex Rocks course at CMP Studios in Eastbourne. Day 3 began at the unsightly hour of 8am at the Winter Garden Floral Hall with an 8:20am sound check for the performances at 2:40pm and 3:30pm. After the sound check students reconvened at CMP Studios for a […]

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Autumn 2013 | Day 2

Day 2 of Sussex Rocks at CMP Studios continued in fine form as students tightened up the performances of their favourite classic rock tracks in readiness for the Winter Gardens gig on Tuesday 29th October (2:40pm and 3:30pm). Bands rotated between studios to rehearse with head tutor Richard Perkins and were joined by drum tutor […]

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Autumn 2013 | Day 1

Day 1 of the half-term Sussex Rocks course at CMP Studios started with a group discussion about which songs to perform at Winter Gardens on Tuesday 29th October. The Sussex Rocks bands will be performing from 2:40pm and again at 3:30pm in the Floral Hall at Winter Gardens, as part of the Eastbourne Youth Event. […]

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Summer 2013 | Day 5

So, that’s it for 2013, Sussex Rocks has finished for another year, and we went out on a high note! Many students performed for the very first time in front of an audience (50+ strong in attendance) while others were honing their stagecraft and showing what they’ve learned over the past week with confidence and […]

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Summer 2013 | Day 4

The penultimate day of Sussex Rocks 2013 saw bands in all-day rehearsals to fine-tune the song arrangements for Friday’s end of week performance. The started with a band with a mega 2-hour full-band rehearsal session before lunch. All bands had the opportunity to perform alongside head tutor Richard and drum tutor Phil. This session was […]

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