Words by Matt Atkins and Jared Musson
Photos by Nick Avis
Video by Bradley Roberts
By Matt Atkins
Packed to capacity, a foray of onlookers in the Richard Smith Hall were treated to a spectacle in the form of some of Tupton's brightest young musical talent.
The event? Tupton Live - an entirely student-organised concert in aid of Chesterfield's Deaf and Hearing Support group.
The charity provides support and assistance for many partially and profoundly deaf people in North Derbyshire. And Tupton Live raised a magnificent £732 towards the cause.
Students got the chance to showcase their varied musical abilities, with guitarists, singers and even a trombone making an appearance.
Exclusive prizes were up for grabs, kindly donated by local businesses such as Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall.
It was the school's BTEC music group who procured the prizes and organised the whole concert as part of their course.
By Jared Musson
Tupton Live was a fantastic event that really showed the creative side of students at Tupton Hall. The bravery of the performers was incredible and it really showed just how confident some people can be.
Katharine gave an amazing performance; she has only played the Mandolin since Christmas and is already giving brilliant performances to large crowds. It’s a great achievement and her singing voice was top notch too.
Lewis is another performer who stood out for me on the night. The song he played, titled ‘Lighthouse’ was beautiful.
The BTEC music group should be proud of themselves for putting on such a wonderful and successful event.
Professional indie rockers RedFaces wowed the Tupton Live audience by performing several tracks as special guests.
The quartet, from Sheffield, features Tupton Sixth Form's very own Charlie Yapp on drums.
With melodic songs and tight vocal harmonies, backed with an upbeat rhythm, RedFaces have found themselves on at major festivals like Tramlines and Y-Not Festival.
They have sold out numerous Sheffield venues like The Leadmill and O2 Academy, and have just finished recording their brand new demo Katie Come Home with legendary producer Alan Smyth.