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Youngsters perform alongside stars

Friday 15th February 2013

The winners of the Perform:2013 competition recently performed at the IndigO2, as warm up acts for Olly Murs and Lawson, as part of the Trust’s 20th Anniversary concert.

Perform:2013 was a competition for young performers, aged 10-19 (up to 25 with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities), living in the Greenwich and Bexley boroughs.

After acts sent in their song recordings, the top 6 acts were then invited to perform at Valley Central.  The two winning acts who impressed the most were 16-year-old Alfia Brown and a five-piece band called Nothing Major.

On Monday 11th February 2013, both acts were invited to perform live on stage in front of a sell out 2,600 crowd at the IndigO2.

Dave Berry, Capital FM Breakfast Show presenter and Greenwich Youth Service Ambassador, Dave Berry, hosted the special concert.

After being introduced on stage by Cllr Chris Roberts, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Alfiah Brown had the privilege of opening the concert as she performed on stage first.

Nothing Major, a group made up of Adneli Kondia aged 18, Joe Jackson aged 18, Ashley Green aged 18, Kayode Rodriguez aged 21 and Jaden Bonsu, aged 17, followed Alifah’s performance and were second to perform on the IndigO2 stage.

Up and coming pop rock band Lawson were next to appear on stage, to the delight of a number of screaming fans.

The night ended on a climax with Olly Murs sealing off the night in style, performing a number of his chart topping singles.

Dave Berry, Capital FM Breakfast Show Host and Greenwich Youth Service Ambassador, who helped to pick the winning acts, said, ‘I have to say we chose two fantastic acts and they both gave brilliant performances. They showed great character by opening the concert and I hope they continue to pursue their talents in music as both acts showed a lot of potential.’

 

Alfiah Brown

Nothing Major

Dave Berry

Lawson

Olly Murs