Ready to Rock School at Hayling Island

Sunday 28th June 2015
HAYLING'S ABOUT TO ROCK AT THE PLAZA!! Hayling Island's Playing On The Plaza season welcomes the return of READY TO ROCK SCHOOL's Summer Charity Rock Gig, on Sunday the 12th of July, for the third year running. They have chosen our branch of Samaritans as their fundraising charity so we wish them all a lot of fun and are very grateful to them for giving us this publicity!

Hayling Island's Playing On The Plaza season welcomes the return of READY TO ROCK SCHOOL's Summer Charity Rock Gig, on Sunday the 12th of July, for the third year running.

The young, teenage and adult rockers, from the Havant, Waterlooville, Portsmouth and Petersfield rock schools, will be playing rock songs from across the decades, at Eastoke Corner seafront, in aid of Samaritans (Portsmouth and East Hampshire) 


Ready To Rock School's Mark Thompson-Smith's said "The past two charity gigs have been amazing both musically and particularly weather wise so, the Hayling weather gods have certainly been kind to us. Last year's gig attracted a crowd of over 250 people, with most of them spending the whole afternoon at the Plaza, being entertained throughout the afternoon by our students. The island's grapevine is working nicely so fingers crossed we'll attract even more people to watch us this year. I know I'm biased but it really is a top day out, a must for all music fans on the island and will really help such a valued charity."

Former Hayling Island resident, Mark and his tutor team have been teaching youngsters in the area how to sing, play guitar, bass and drums for the past 9 years. 'Music has been incredibly kind to me over the years with time in bands like The Sweet, Praying Mantis and local favourites, Fay Wray, so passing on that knowledge and helping the students to progress and to get out playing in their own bands is an incredible buzz. Having our youngest band, LUCKY 13 then average age 13 play on the Casemates Stage, at Victorious Festival 2014, to a crowd of nearly 200 cheering spectators, was so inspiring and just shows what our students can achieve!"

The music kicks off at 12.30pm at Eastoke Corner on Sunday July the 12th and is open to the public. The event is sponsored by Playing On The Plaza, Havant Borough Council and Nevada Music.