Student's performance at local festival goes down a hit
West Herts College student Jamie Hance has been dubbed ‘incredible’ after recently performing at the Beautiful Alice Festival.
Jamie, who studies music at college, played live on BBC Three Counties Radio on the morning of the festival, prior to performing as the opening act on the main stage at midday. Culminating in an evening set on the acoustic stage.
Beautiful Alice Festival organiser, Kate Sinclair, said: “Jamie was incredible! We had people queuing at the gate for his performance at midday. He had the biggest audience of the afternoon and got everyone up and dancing.
“We loved Jamie from the moment we heard his first track. It was clear he had a great sound and something different about him.
“We couldn't be more proud of Jamie and he was the perfect start to an absolutely wonderful day!”
Jamie performed after winning a competition that was hosted on the Beautiful Alice Festival Facebook page, where local artists shared their profiles and music. Jamie was crowned the winner after receiving the most likes.
Jamie said: “My performances went really well, I really enjoyed it. We got the crowd onside early on and by the end of my songs they were joining in! The weather was amazing and that made the day.
“It’s given me much more confidence after performing in front of a large crowd. It’s a big festival and has given me the opportunity to raise my profile, I’ve gained a lot of followers on social media!
“It was a great experience for me and I’m very grateful that GAP informed me of the competition.”
GAP is West Herts College’s sector-leading work experience programme, where students team up with local employers to develop their transferable workplace skills and help them get ready for the world of work.
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