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Rock Two Nights Away

We joined a stellar line-up for a two-night run of Rock The Night Away on 8th and 9th February 2013, a fundraiser concert for Age UK Buckinghamshire at the 1,000 seat Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.

Building on our reputation as a spectacular act for openings, we kicked off both evenings in our industrial revolution costumes and drummed along the track And I Will Kiss from the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

The audience was treated to close-up encounters with our drums as we marched up the aisles, with some of us even climbing up the stairs to the dress circle.

Friday Drummers
We were then able to enjoy fantastic performances by highly entertaining established performers The Rockabellas and Hannah White, as well as talented newcomers including 17 year old Jess Harvey, George House on his first gig and music student Tim Smith, plus high-energy volunteer and community acts such as Justine Hart's Africa Junction & Hartbeat Vitae Drummers and of course the Rock Choirs from Hemel Hampstead and Amersham, who were headlining the shows.

Saturday Drummers
TV actor Chris Clarkson as the night's compere grabbed the microphone himself and performed a number with the Rockabellas.

For the grande finale, we returned to the stage in our Blue Bowler costumes and drummed along to the final song Proud.

The Saturday night sold out, and both nights together raised over £10,000 for Age UK.

ABOUTPandemonium Drummers

The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.

Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.

The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.

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