Amy Bell reports on the musical acts that performed on the VxM / ICR stage.
Bessie Turner is a solo artist. She sits on stage with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a natural, beautiful singing voice. She elegantly begins her first song. The audience falls silent as they listen to her sing. She has a clear voice, every word is heard. She occasionally interacts with the crowd, which shows that she is confident and comfortable onstage. Bessie sings a total of five songs and wows the crowd from start to finish.
The Aurora are six young men, who certainly know how to put on a show. They enter the stage and begin with a dance routine to Daft Punk’s ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’. They have really got themselves into the Olympic spirit by dressing up as athletes and their clothes consisting of the colours red, white and blue to resemble the flag of Great Britain. Right from the start of their show it is clear to see that they are confident and enthusiastic. They begin their set and get the crowd into the party mood. The crowd starts jumping and dancing. The Aurora are fun and extremely good at what they do. Their Olympic spirit certainly rubbed off on to the crowd.
Anaxis are a band that adds unusual, but effective twists onto well know songs. They provide something different and the songs collaborate very well with each other. One of their most popular songs with the crowd is an Eminem mash up. The Eminem lyrics are rocked up and it really works. They attracted many people who were at the park. They provided entertainment and enjoyment. They appeared to be comfortable on stage and looked like a professional rock/punk group.
Underline The Sky
Underline The Sky were the last band on stage. There was a large crowd waiting to see one of the most popular and successful bands in Ipswich. The band’s chemistry
is a joy to watch. The lead vocalist, Bronwyn Cooper looks confident and comfortable on stage and really knows how to get the crowd pumping and having a good time. Their set is very much interactive, giving the crowd the feeling of being on stage with them. This band really knows how to put on a show that goes down very well with the public.
Each band provided a different genre and created diversity. There was something for every musical taste, which attracted more people. The bands were enjoyed by all and they created pure enjoyment for all who was on Christchurch Park.