FUTURE music moguls are following in the footsteps of leading recording artists after they spent a day in a hi-tech recording studio creating their own song.
Students from Cheshire Oaks High School in Ellesmere Port recorded their own composition at Orchard Studios in Crewe.
GCSE students Stevie Holmes, Danny Scott, Tom Martindale and Jamie Price recorded Stupid Potter! from Harry Potter – The Musical, written by 16-year-old Stevie.
Playing guitar, drums and keyboard, and recording vocals, the quartet produced the track in one day and walked away with their first record.
Stevie said: “I based the song on the character Dudley in Harry Potter. I was inspired by his character in the book and I based the style of the music on his personality.
“It has been amazing coming into the studio and seeing the song come together with all the different musical scores. It’s a great experience for us to see how a live studio works.”
Orchard Studios is a popular venue for schools recording CDs to raise money for charity.
The studios have been used by BBC TV for filming Just the Two of Us and BBC radio, Classic FM, Channel 4 and local radio stations as well as a host of professional artists.
Leader of learning in music at Cheshire Oaks High Robert Longden said: “This is the second time I have brought students to Orchard Studios and both have been highly successful experiences.
“Taking students out of the classroom environment to experience how the industry works first hand is invaluable – they get so much out of it.
“One student, who had learning support and struggled in the classroom, uncovered an amazing talent while in the studio because he was so at ease.”
For more information about the studios, visit the website: www.orchardstudios.co.uk, or ring 01270 877208.