The third annual MAGS Contemporary Music Concert was held at the Raye Freedman Theatre on Saturday, June 18.
Slam the Jamz 2022 was MC’ed by Molly Cavanagh and Isaac Chisholm and featured eight acts as well as a performance from the MAGS Jazz Band to close the evening.
The eclectic range of performances included: acoustic pop duos Jessica Lal and Elaine Chapple covering a song by Rihanna while Brandon Joseph and Daniel Lees chose to cover the Tracy Chapman classic Fast Car.
The slick and well seasoned Edamame Pouch kicked off the evening with two covers: A Night Out With and Mixed Up and Confused.
Representing the after school co-curricular urban music programme run by Mr Grace was Tyrenzo Tuitama, demonstrating his rapping and beats production prowess, while Alex Horst presented a selection of his original electronic trap music compositions under the name of V3VOX.
Along with the three Jazz Band items, there was also a solo performance of the jazz standard Fly Me To the Moon played by Kairo Ah Kuoi-Simich, along with a funky rendition of Beastly by Vulfpeck featuring the guitar talents of Chengyi Bill Liu.
The audience was also treated to a stellar performance of the original track Painless Nightmare by the melodic death metal band In Shade.
Music teacher Mr Watson said, “All of the performances were incredibly honed and executed, and it was a great opportunity for the talented students of MAGS to strut their stuff with professional, staging, lighting and sound.
“Special mention goes to our MCs and the backstage crew, the students behind the scenes who helped make the show run so smoothly.”

Photos / Sanskriti Roy