Open mic success proves talent pool

SBBN Eyemouth High open mic
SBBN Eyemouth High open mic

After the recent excitement surrounding the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ auditions, Eyemouth was treated to more talent at the fifth ‘Open Mic’ night held at the high school.

The ‘Open Mic’ night concept was suggested by pupils themselves to give them the opportunity to try out new songs in the intimate environment of the Drama studio. Performing in this setting allows them to build their confidence in front of an audience. They can then take this confidence into other situations such as auditioning for the local variety show.

A total of fourteen pupils performed singing recent hits such as One Republic’s, ‘When the Love Runs Out’, sung by second year Mirren McTavish and John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ sung by Hannah Ritchie and accompanied by our local guitarist Alex McNeil. But some golden oldies were performed too with Mickael Alexander opening the evening with a rendition of ‘My Girl’ by the Temptations and ‘Blackbird’ by the Beatles sung by Brooke Heary.

“I love performing at the Open Mic night as it lets us try out new songs and get the reaction from the public as well as building my confidence,” said Carly Robertson.

“The audience always give me such positive feedback when they come to these evenings and this time round was no different,” said dram a teacher Mrs Thacker. “I think they really appreciate seeing the talent we have.’