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Malpas high school provides showcase for music stars of the future

Bishop Heber High end of year assembly features two special guest musicians

L-R: Lucas Humphreys, Rob Potter, Simon Jones and Declan Fowles(Image: UGC)

The end of year assembly at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas is always a celebratory occasion.

This year was no exception as the school welcomed two special guest musicians to perform with two of the school’s aspiring musical students.

Declan Fowles (drums) and Lucas Humphreys (vocals and piano) are both studying GCSE music and have just completed Year 10.

Declan Fowles, Lucas Humphreys, Rob Potter and Simon Jones(Image: UGC)

For the past few months they have been working with local musicians Rob Potter and Simon Jones (formely of The Verve and Gorillaz live band).

Under the band name Class of 18, they are due to release their first single in the coming weeks.

Together, they performed two songs in the assembly – Not So Far and Lake of Fire.

Head of performing arts Stephen Ferrelly said: “It’s fantastic to hear our students playing alongside professional musicians - a real inspiration.”

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