BUDDING Rugby rockstars continued their rise to fame when they took to the airwaves.
Schoolkid four-piece Tan.Trum gave their first on-air performance live from the studios of Radio Plus Coventry.
Singer Ella ‘Beanie’ Daniels, guitarist Ellis Powell-Bevan, bassist Georgina ‘GG’ Crump (all 14) and drummer Louis Bailie (11) formed the band over two years ago and have since played over 50 gigs, including last year’s Rugby Music Festival and the OMG Live festival at Birmingham’s LG Arena.
The young musicians, who attend Avon Valley, Bilton High and Harris schools, were thrilled to broadcast their talents to a wider audience.
Georgina said: “As a band we’ve played over fifty gigs; this was the first time we’ve played live on air which was a great experience.”
Drummer Louis agreed. “The presenters were really relaxed, and we’re looking forward to playing our next gig,” he said.
The band members were introduced to each other in 2012 by County Music Service’s Andy Walker, who spotted their talents at an early age.
Georgina’s mum Mandy said: “I think Avon Valley School has done wonders to unleash Georgie’s hidden musical ability – we had no idea she was so talented.
“The school’s band club, run by Andy Walker, has opened up the door for her to join Tan.Trum and she has never looked back.”
Alison Davies, Georgina and Louis’ head teacher at Avon Valley, said: “As a Performing Arts College we work closely with the County Music Service.
“It is always good to see our students learning to play an instrument, but being able to perform at this level makes Georgina and Louis a credit to the school. They should be very proud.”
Visit www.tantrumrocks.co.uk for more information on the band.