Hit band, The Tailormade, visit King’s Ely to share their skills with young musicians 

MUSICIANS from King’s Ely were in their element when The Tailormade–crowned the ‘Best buskers in London’ by former London Mayor Boris Johnson – paid them a visit.

The hit band worked withYear 9 students who are studying GCSE Music next year, Year 10 GCSE Music students and Year 12 ALevel Music students. The focus of the day was song-writing and they explored the various different levels to writing a great song; themes, lyrics,structure, melody and harmony. Students split up into threegroups and worked together to create a song from scratch. The end result was really special and culminated in a performance off all the songs.

‘The Tailormade’are an energetic mix of threeyoung singer/songwriters. Their friendship formed first then their passion for Music led to them towards creating a new vibrant British sound. The band hassupported the likes of Blue, Rebecca Ferguson, CeeLoGreen, Lemar, Will Young and Busted – performing to over 20,000 people at Pride in London’s Trafalgar Square, as well as being invited to perform at The Brit Awards last year.

They recently released their debut EP “Thoughts, Fears and Beers” at London’s O2 Academy. Their debut EP charted at No.5 in the Itunescharts and they recently sold out the O2 Islington Academy 2.

Music is the beating heart of King’s Ely and is the reason why the school came into existence in the first place. Over a third of students learna musical instrument or receive vocal tuition and the quality, range and variety of ensembles all attest to the school’s musical pedigree. The school calendar is jam-packed with student-led and professional concerts, workshops and masterclasses, all of which, together with the excellence of the school’s cathedral choirs, highlight how music is the soul of the King’s Ely community and testify to its inclusivity.