Well what an evening we had on Wednesday evening! Sandi Thom came to visit the Hitchin Academy site and gave us a fantastic taste of the talent she has on offer. Bruce Findlay, former manager of Simple Minds got many people buzzing with his stories of meeting people such as Nelson Mandela, John Lennon & Jimi Hendrix and also got many people laughing with his colourful Scottish language and wit.
The evening began with a Q & A session with Sandi, where students both present and prospective had the chance to ask Sandi how she made it to the top and what it was like having a number one hit with ” I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker”. She gave tips and advice on the effort, determination and hard work thats required in order to be a success and having a fully working car big enough to fit a drum kit in!
There was a student performance by Hitchins very own Kyren -Kyra and Renville who played some beautiful choppy rhythms blended with dynamic vocals to get the audiences ear drums tingling in anticipation for Sandis performance which did not disappoint one bit!
Playing a 12 string guitar, Sandi blew everyone a way with lovely chord patterns, melodic phrasing and vocal harmonies which soothed and inspired those watching.
We hope that Sandi has influenced many young musicians keen to make it in the industry and we cannot thank her enough for giving the youth of today the chance to witness a professional musician at work and witness her rise to stardom.