Allstars celebrate 200th milestone at the Brighton Dome
Young musicians’ collective The Shoreham Allstars played their 200th live event at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre.
This amazing achievement was celebrated in true Allstars’ fashion with 15 Allstars bands, some of whom were at the very first gig in December 2008, playing in front of a packed audience.
The Allstars’ first ever event was a fundraiser for Beach Dreams Festival at The Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham. Since then, the Allstars Collective has become a feature at Sussex events, big and small, giving young musicians aged 7-18 years, to perform and entertain in equal measure.
Among the many bands performing at the celebration was Caitlan, who performed at the first gig and 2008 and has been part of its continued success.
Caitlan, aged 16, comments:
“When I played the first ever gig with the Allstars, I was nine years old and wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to be and what to expect in the future.
“Seven years later, I have progressed massively and my confidence has increased to a huge extent.
“If it wasn’t for the Shoreham Allstars, I would have absolutely no idea as to what I would do in the future but I am certain I want to work in the music industry and have been following that pathway ever since my first gig.”
David O’Connell, MD of the Allstars, comments:
“200 gigs is quite a major milestone for the Allstars. It has been a wonderful journey so far as we have played in a variety of venues such as bikers’ festivals, Napoleonic forts, houseboats, a Halloween event run by Staines Police Force, classic car rallies and national music festivals.
However, there is no let up with a full programme of events for the next 12 months including our fourth year running the stage at Beach Dreams Festival, a stage at Wild Life Festival and our own live venue.”
See more images of the night see the Allstars Facebook page