Day #2 | Sussex Rocks 2014 with Richard Perkins

sussex-rocks-2013-logoDay 2 of Sussex Rocks at Cavendish School continued in fine form as students tightened up their performances of their chosen rock tracks ahead of the performance on Tuesday 8th April at 2pm inside The Little Theater.

Students spent the day rehearsing with head tutor Richard Perkins and were joined by drum tutor Phil Drew to help out resident drummer, Red.

In the morning session students learned how to play Bon Jovi’s 1986 mega hit ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’. TRIVIA: The original 45 vinyl single sold 800,000 copies, and in 2013 the song had achieved 3 million digital downloads (certified Triple Platinum).

Intro Riff: ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Bon Jovi

The opening riff begins with a driving bass groove that is supported synth strings and Richie Sambora’s catchy Talk Box guitar effect. The unique ‘meow’ vowel effect is synonymous with the 80s guitar sound and has been used by guitar players such as Peter Frampton and Slash, as well as Brian May and Dave Grohl.


During the afternoon session the South East rockers rehearsed their songs for tomorrows rock performance. In addition to Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ students also learned to play ‘Metal Guru’ by Marc Bolan’s T Rex.


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