Rowing Report on â€˜Open Micâ€™ Night
Perrins Hall was crammed with rowers, friends and families last Friday for the Open Mic night organised by Girls’ Captain Aysen Naylor, in aid of the Boat Club Boat Fund.
Aysen had spent the last two weeks in rehearsal with pupils of all ages to produce a programme of musical entertainment for the event.
Sarah Draper (WJ18 rower) stunned the audience with a fabulous rendition of ‘Funny Honey’ from the musical ‘Chicago’, Hannah Sutton’s Birdy’s ‘Wings’ drew warm applause. Rowers Darcy Simon (WJ16) and Jasmine Atkinson (WJ14) played guitar and sang, both girls proving that they have huge talent off the water as well as on it.
Katie Hackett (WJ15 rower) played the piano during the fabulous Italian dinner. Lily Cattle then took to the stage with a performance of ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ followed by, Aysen Naylor who performed ‘Set Me on Fire’ for which she both sang and played the piano accompaniment; she was joined by Rhys Leonard on guitar and Harry Gemmill on drums.
The evening was rounded off by ‘The Boys’ a band comprising Bertie Pryke, James Phillips, Tom Bailey and Ollie Guest singing the Michael Bublé number ‘Feeling Good’ which was so good we asked to hear it twice!
Thanks go to all our performers, our piano accompaniment Ellie Morgan, and our superb compère Charlie Day. The evening raised approximately £500, which will contribute to the cost of a new lightweight double boat.
Many thanks to all of those who supported the evening to raise this impressive total.
Jane Sullivan – Head of Rowing