Several hundred people heard The
Thundering Herd play during their recent performances at the Edinburgh
Festival. As part of the Pleasance Theatre’s line-up, they shared a
stage with the likes of Russell Kane, The Wright Brothers and Four Poofs and a
Piano. The two performances, which included repertoire by Count Basie, Duke
Ellington and George Gershwin showed the band at its very best,
with former Farleigh pupils playing alongside current band members.
band also gave two al-fresco performances on The Mound and Royal Mile. Both
performances in the middle of the evening attracted large audiences and were
very well received. Writing
in the Edinburgh publication, The Three Weeks, Kathryn Moore wrote:
"The Thundering Herd are a well-polished and extremely
talented bunch of young musicians from Farleigh School. They may be small but
they can play; with poise, they tackle some enormous tunes from a variety of
classics, such as Fly Me to the Moon, Sing Sing Sing and One O’Clock
Jump. The songs have been selected to give each section their time to
shine. Not only will you be tapping away to their music, but their feet will
join in, too: it’s easy to see they enjoy playing the music as much as the
audience likes listening to it. It’s thrilling to see such young talent and
their show is something everyone will enjoy.’ ★★★★
Congratulations for four superb performances and thanks
to everyone who travelled to Edinburgh to support them.
Press the play button to hear The Thundering Herd's One O'Clock Jump.
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