18 May 2016

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Two of our Rock Bands from the King's College Rock Band Programme were selected for the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest, which was held on Saturday, 14 May.

This was a very eventful experience for both bands, who performed with 33 other rock bands that represented secondary schools in the South Auckland area. 

The Year 9 band ‘Spudnic’, with Stanley Brabazon on lead guitar, Cullen White on rhythm guitar, Timon Tasker on bass guitar, Lachie Marshall on drums and Claudio Antoci on vocals, impressed the crowd with an enthusiastic approach to their original song. 

The band ‘Ataxia’, comprised of Owen McKibbon on guitar, Oliver Rogers on guitar, David Barclay on bass guitar, Daniel Cutfield on Drums and Finn McLachlan on vocals, whose performance engaged the crowd, had powerful guitar riffs, complex musicianship and received a well-deserved ovation from the audience for their original song. 

It was clear that ‘Ataxia’ was there to compete, which was reflected in the feedback from the judges. As a result of their performance ‘Ataxia’ progressed into the finals as one of the 12 bands for the Manukau region. 

We would encourage more supporters from the King's College community to enjoy the next performance at the Smokefree Rockquest Finals for the Manukau region as ‘Ataxia’ entertains the crowd with two more original songs. The event will be held on Friday, 17 June, at Auckland Girls' Grammer School.