Bring­ing mu­si­cal his­tory to life on big stage

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Jimi Hen­drix, the Bea­tles, Buddy Holly and a host of other mu­sic le­gends could be found on­stage at Mata­mata Col­lege last week.

Students from years 9 through to 13 per­formed as a num­ber of late artists in a cabaret style show, aptly named Six Beats Un­der. Di­rec­tors Laura Atkins and Kym Bolton-Hamp­ton said the show was a huge team ef­fort, with both artists and back­stage crew putting in a huge amount of time and en­ergy.

The sold-out crowd was al­most spilling out onto the steps on Thurs­day night when re­porter Ni­cola Ste­wart went along, and as one au­di­ence mem­ber put it: “It could not have been bet­ter”.

Tal­ented: Wiremu Tana on stage as mu­sic leg­end Jimi Hen­drix.

Bo­hemian Rhap­sody: Ja­cob Teers as Fred­die Mer­cury of British rock band Queen.

Cult fol­low­ing: Ree­gan Ste­wart per­form­ing as Kurt Cobain from grunge band Nir­vana.

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