Island rock trio Eton Girls’ Choir returned to Coburgs in Ryde for their last ever outing as a band on Thursday 25th February, where they treated their loyal fans to a high-energy set featuring storming covers as well as a few tracks of their own.
Opening support on the night came from pop band Embers, comprised of students at the Plaform One College of Music. The band got off to shaky start with a slightly unconvincing cover of Bruno Mars’ Locked Out Of Heaven, but soon found their rhythm as they started to play a few more ‘rocky’ songs and even a couple of original ones. They do seem to have a good chemistry, however, and, with a little more experience, could go on to be quite successful.
Solo artist Will Camm was next to take to the stage and, despite having a few technical problems at the beginning of his set, put his unique voice to good use with a set featuring a fantastic rendition of Eye of the Tiger.
Similarly to their gig back in December, the crowd once again gathered for headline act Eton Girls’ Choir who, with no real explanation, announced that this gig was to be their last. After a bit of light-hearted banter between bassist Isaac Rice and lead singer Harry Sowerby, they left the crowd wanting more after a performance of their single She Said Adore Me. The crowd got their way when the lads treated them to one last song in the form of popular Arctic Monkeys’ hit I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor.
R.I.P. EGC x
The next R3bellion event takes place on Friday 4th March where Embers will be returning alongside fellow Islanders Skin Deep. Please note this is an 18+ event.