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Three performing arts students from Caversham have been given a fantastic opportunity to join Reading based progressive rock band The Room on stage when they play the Under The Sky Festival in Wokingham on Saturday July 12th.

The Room recorded their debut album at Platform Studios in Hurst Berkshire. “When we recorded the track 16 Tonnes for our album Open Fire, we invited some friends in to the studio to sing backing vocals on the chorus repeats at the end of the song. It sounded fantastic and we have been looking for a chance to recreate the sound live. As we are playing the festival in Wokingham, we thought we could provide a wonderful opportunity for some local students to help us out with the song and of course to experience the atmosphere of a festival from the stage” explained bass guitarist Andy Rowe.

The three backing singers, aged 16 to 18 all attend local colleges and stage schools. “We jumped at the chance to perform at the festival with The Room as these opportunities come along so rarely. We have been working on the track for the last few weeks and will be joining the band in a rehearsal studio in Reading just before the show to make sure we get it absolutely right” said Ellie Chapman one of the three performers.

Keyboard Player Steve Checkley from Wokingham commented “We are really excited to be playing our home town. We have a busy schedule of writing and performing at the moment but its great to be able to play live in front of friends and family.

Following their appearance at the Under The Sky Festival, The Room play the Cambridge Rock Festival in August and have started work on the follow up release to their critically acclaimed debut album.

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