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Top Suffolk bands showcase their skills in Jools Holland-style gig organised by Suffolk New College

PUBLISHED: 23:44 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 23:44 22 February 2018

Suffolk New College student and United Sounds event presenter Alexa Francis quizzing Fick as Fieves during the event. Picture: JOHN NICE

Suffolk New College student and United Sounds event presenter Alexa Francis quizzing Fick as Fieves during the event. Picture: JOHN NICE

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Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Suffolk New College music teacher Chris Gilbert (left) with BBC Suffolk Introducing's Richard Haugh at the United Sounds event. Picture: JOHN NICESuffolk New College music teacher Chris Gilbert (left) with BBC Suffolk Introducing's Richard Haugh at the United Sounds event. Picture: JOHN NICE

The United Sounds event was organised by level three media students, and featured around 30 students and staff setting up and recording a concert at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

Impilo performed and were interviewed as part of the Suffolk New College-organised United Sounds gig. Picture: JOHN NICEImpilo performed and were interviewed as part of the Suffolk New College-organised United Sounds gig. Picture: JOHN NICE

The bands included emerging talent Impilo and Fick as Fieves, filmed in the style of Later with Jools Holland to an audience of 100.

Will Brown (left) and Sam Toogood from Suffolk New College, who both helped present the United Sounds event. Picture: JOHN NICEWill Brown (left) and Sam Toogood from Suffolk New College, who both helped present the United Sounds event. Picture: JOHN NICE

Media teacher and executive producer Jon Saward said: “Everyone worked tirelessly behind the scenes and it all came together. It was exhausting but then producing a live TV event is. It gave our students a real window into this world.

Suffolk New College student and United Sounds event presenter Alexa Francis. Picture: JOHN NICESuffolk New College student and United Sounds event presenter Alexa Francis. Picture: JOHN NICE

“The industry is seen as being quite glamorous and it can be at times.

“However, it’s important that our learners get to be involved in situations like this as it gives them a chance to make more informed choices about their futures.”

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