Sunday, 15 July 2012

Voltage at Birmingham Town Hall

Last night saw Voltage rock it on stage at Birmingham Town Hall, as part of the National Rock and Pop Festival. What a truly amazing experience! We had proper roadies, sound crew, and even groupies! The whole thing was filmed for a DVD, and we even had interviews backstage: a proper rock’n’roll evening.
  We were the seventh band to play, and when we got on stage you could see that the audience were looking a bit fed up. They saw us and thought ‘Oh, another little kids band. Great.’- but when we started playing we blew that room away! Hell ‘n’ Back went down a storm- the crowd loved it!
  Jack was energetic, bouncing around the stage. Iggy was the best guitarist of the evening. Ethan really stepped up, learning to play the bass line for Seven Nation Army in just six days (Ethan normally plays rhythm guitar, but volunteered to play bass because Tom couldn’t make the gig). I was surprised that my head stayed on my body with the amount of head-banging I did!
  While we were waiting round to play we watched the other bands. I really rated the Green Tambourines, Early Arrival and Soul Matters. We also got to hang out with some good-looking girls who were really into Voltage! Sick!
Voltage minus Tom
Jack  rocking the gig!

Iggy and Ethan
Me banging on drums with sticks!


Wednesday, 11 July 2012


 Here are some pictures from last Sunday’s rehearsal ahead of our big gig in the Birmingham Town Hall.

Here's me looking gorgeous on my drum kit

We're having a break between songs: Me, Ethan, Jack and Iggy. Tom couldn't make it to the rehearsal.

Iggy and Ethan wailin' on their guitars

Iggy's dad giving us some top advice.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Voltage Rock!

  Voltage is a rock band from Solihull, England. We are all in Year 7 at Alderbrook School, and have been playing together for about two years. There are five of us in voltage: Me, Chuk, on drums; my best friend Iggy on lead guitar; Tom on bass guitar; Ethan playing rhythm guitar and Jack on vocals.
  We do a few cover versions but prefer to write our own material. We have written two songs already- “Head of Revenge” and “Hell ‘n’ Back”, and are working on our third. Our style is rock and heavy metal.
  Last year we won an open talent competition called “Shirley’s Got Talent”. The first prize was a day in a recording studio, where we laid down three tracks, including a cover version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”.
  For the queen’s Jubilee weekend we had two gigs locally, where we rocked out despite the terrible weather. It was great to see our fans getting down to some serious rock despite the freezing rain.
  This week we have been rehearsing for a big gig at the Birmingham town hall as part of the National Rock and Pop Festival. Its amazing to think we will be rocking it out on the same stage that has hosted Queen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and even the Beatles. We have a twelve-minute slot, and will be playing our own songs as well as our take on The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army”.
    Stick with this blog and you can follow the meteoric rise of Voltage, as they become the most important rock band on the planet.

  Well hopefully.