King's Worcester

21 January

King’s Musicians celebrate the launch of their debut single

King’s pupils Jack B (UR) and Hannah B (UR) will be celebrating the launch of their debut single Ciao Bella, with their band Split Second on February 11th, bringing their unique blend of absolute classics plus new own material.

Split Second will be celebrating their new single hot off the press by performing and launching their debut song at The Marrs Bar, Worcester.

The band are performing on the same day as releasing their single, February 11th. Tickets are available here.

The band will perform a full set with their unique take on some well-known classics from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Gnarls Barkley, Genesis, Arctic Monkeys, Blondie, The Killers and Ed Sheeran, to name a few, whilst introducing new original tracks, Run Away With Me, The Hello Song, Reach Out,  and Really Miss You as well as the anticipated brand new single, Ciao Bella.

The event will be open to over 14s and the band are also encouraging parents, friends and families to come along, as it will be a family event.

The single will be available to download on all the major platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc.), including their new music video, which will be available on YouTube.

The teenage band, consisting of four members, started their careers busking on Worcester High Street, wowing shoppers and passers-by. Mesmerised onlookers were so impressed by a fantastic rendition of Valerie by The Zutons, while the group were busking late last year, that they rushed to social media to heap praise on the band, sharing the song all over different platforms.

From this, the band attracted the attention of Luke Simons of Woo Fest, who created a public appeal to find the band, desperate to include them in the line-up of this summer’s upcoming festival.

Hannah B adds, “We’re so excited to be launching our debut single; it was written by Levi (one of the band members) over 18 months ago during lockdown so it’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got ourselves into the studio to record it. We can’t wait for the public to hear it and also to get back into the studio to lay down more of our tracks. We’re really looking forward to our launch party at The Marrs Bar, which promises to be such an amazing night.”

Jack moved school to join King’s for our musical offerings and facilities across the school and recently participated in the musical We Will Rock You. He absolutely loved being part of the show and was grateful to be involved in it, as well as all the other musical activities about the school.

One thing Jack soon realised was that the musical was a completely new discipline that he had to learn. In his normal band, whilst he needs to keep the rhythm, there are parts where he can show off and he has some element of freedom, whereas in the musical he has to keep strictly to the score and be part of a tight unit in unison with what’s happening on the stage.

We are so impressed by the success and initiative of Jack and Hannah and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them!