An immensely talented rap and rock band from Greenwood Academy in Birmingham has thrilled packed audiences at the Wembley Arena for the second year running.
On the hottest July day on record, Hex, from the academy's newly created sixth form, were a highlight act at 'Rock Assembly 2015' alongside artists like Example, Rizzle Kicks and Maverick Sabre. The 10,000 plus audience of young people included every student from Greenwood Academy on their big day out.
Hex appeared at the 2014 Rock Assembly having won the national Act 10 talent competition. They were such a hit with the organisers that the band was invited back to perform again this year.
Daniel McVey*, Hex lead singer, said: “Going on stage at Wembley Arena, to perform in front of thousands of people, is an incredible experience. And knowing that the whole school was right there in the crowd made it much more special. I never thought I’d get to do anything like this, to play alongside someone like Example at somewhere like Wembley Arena, and thanks to our Communities Manager Mr Evans, I’ve been able to do it twice. It’s been an incredible day.”
It was a 'double whammy' for Greenwood at the event with Mr Trevor Evans, a teacher at the school since 2001, being admitted to Rock Assembly's Hall of Fame for his 'absolute determination to go the extra mile for his students.'
Harry French, Principal at Greenwood Academy, said: "Trevor is an incredible advocate for our community and we are extremely proud of him for receiving this prestigious award. Thank you Trev.”
The annual event is organised by The Transformation Trust, a charity 'dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people around the country.'