11:00am Thursday 15th November 2012
By Emily Roberts
AN URBAN group of rappers and singers performed an exclusive set to excited secondary school pupils.
South Finesse visited Aldworth Science College, in Western Way, Basingstoke, ahead of the release of their new single Taking Off.
Made up of vocalist Emmie Jay, brothers Lynx and O’Slick and Melodee, the Berkshire-based group performed their songs to Year 9 pupils in the school hall.
The group’s debut single Wanna Ride was selected as Unsigned Track of the Week by BBC Radio 1Xtra in February 2011, and they have since steadily grown their fan base at live shows, supporting Professor Green and Tim Westwood.
Described as having a “fresh, unique sound” South Finesse released the title track from their EP on October 31.
They kicked off a promotional tour of secondary schools at Aldworth, where they sang seven songs before signing hats and flyers for their new fans.
Miriam Jonathan, head of performing arts at the school, said: “They are an up-and-coming band and the show was organised as a reward for the hard work the Year 9s have been doing.
“It’s important for young people to experience live performances. It models good practice and they really enjoyed it.”
Melodee said: “The reaction from the kids was crazy. They really got into our music. A lot of the pupils have kept in contact with us on our Twitter page.”
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