Nacton: Pupils rock out at Battle of the Bands contest

A ROCKING night saw pupils of a Suffolk preparatory school go up against each other with guitars.

The seventh annual Battle of the Bands took place at Orwell Park School at Nacton, near Ipswich, on Friday night.

Young musicians from the school showed their talents, playing rock, pop and reggae numbers with aplomb.

Songs covered included numbers by Bob Dylan, Snow Patrol, Men at Work, Oasis and Take That.

There was also a performance of bagpipes for a more traditional feel.

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The night featured a guest appearance from the Harry Isaac Presley Operation, a group fronted by Elvis Presley impersonator Simon Goldsmith.

The event was organised by leading guitar tutor Richard Deyn, who had coached the finalists to perform their chosen song.

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George Creed, who wowed the judges with a version of Gary Moore’s Parisienne Walkways, won the prize for best guitarist while The Nameless were chosen as best band.

They performed a cover of the Brandon Flowers song Crossfire.

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