Millfield Musician performs for thousands during ‘Corona Sessions’

Millfield Musician performs for thousands during ‘Corona Sessions’

Millfield Music scholar Rhys is performing for thousands online during his self-produced ‘Corona Sessions’ live stream music event on Facebook and Instagram.

The  Year 10 student plays classic and contemporary rock, metal and blues covers on his social media channels, as well as featuring on numerous online open mic nights in London and Hereford.

As a result of his live streamed sessions, Rhys has now been offered a brand ambassador contract with Blackstar Amps and has started to collaborate with other musicians. Rhys was also interviewed on BBC Radio Somerset.

Rhys started playing the guitar when he was six years old, and joined Millfield Prep in 2016. Rhys performs regularly at Millfield as part of the school’s music programme, which offers a full range of academic and instrumental tuition in a purpose built Music School. The programme features 50 concerts a year with students benefitting from Masterclasses with top musicians including Harry the Piano and Joseph Moog. Millfield Music School also has its very own recording label, utilising its professional standard recording studio.

Rhys hopes to continue his music at Millfield while pursuing his dream to play live as part of a band, touring the world and making records.

Rhys says, “I love performing live and particularly enjoy Millfield’s ‘Johnson Sessions’ as the showcase gives me the chance to play to local audiences. I will continue to do the live streaming even after lockdown. It gives me the opportunity to play and ensures that I practice all week to play new songs and new techniques. Hopefully, the ‘Corona Sessions’ have helped to inspire more people to listen to more heavy metal and rock songs.”

Learn more about Millfield's Music programme here.