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Britpop-inspired band formed at Sidcup school rocks stage at Madness concert

PUBLISHED: 15:47 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:56 05 December 2017

The Gas Tanks, from Sidcup's Hurstmere School for Boys, photographed at their Butlin's performance, as a support act to Madness. Picture: Hurstmere School for Boys

The Gas Tanks, from Sidcup's Hurstmere School for Boys, photographed at their Butlin's performance, as a support act to Madness. Picture: Hurstmere School for Boys

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A Britpop-inspired funk rock band formed at a Sidcup school performed as one of the support acts at a Madness concert.

The Gas Tanks took to the stage at the Butlins House of Fun Weekend in November, treating the sell-out show’s audience to a 45-minute set.

The group – made up on the day of Gary, Matt, Ed, Jake, Sam, Evie and Tom – originates from Studio Fix, Hurstmere School for Boys’ recording studio, which provides pupils with the opportunity to work in a professional studio environment. Members Evie and Megan, from Blackfen School for Girls, regularly play with the band.

Andy Gilbert, Hurstmere’s musician in residence, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, following months of dedication and hard work by the pupils.”

The Gas Tanks won the G2M Hackney Live Battle of the Bands event, while representing Bexley, and were part of the Bird College Festival of Music at the Royal Festival Hall last year. This summer, the band performed at the Music For Youth national finals, described as “a very exciting band, with a real diversity in their approach”.

Check out their music at hurstmere.org.uk, soundcloud.com/studiofix and youtube.com/studiofixmusic.

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