Saffron Walden youngsters rock out on stage with ex-Iron Maiden guitar hero

11:43 09 February 2013

Youngsters were on stage for LiveWire Rock Academy's first concert

Youngsters were on stage for LiveWire Rock Academy's first concert


Wannabe rock stars joined ex-Iron Maiden guitar hero Dennis Stratton on stage at a concert.

The youngsters from LiveWire Rock Academy rocked out to tunes by Arctic Monkeys, ACDC, The Jam and Black Sabbath at Saffron Walden Town Hall last Tuesday (January 29).

All profits for the gig went to local charities.

LiveWire Rock Academy opened last month and is based in Saffron Walden and Bishop’s Stortford. Members meet on Monday evenings at The Friends Meeting House on the High Street, teaching electric guitar, drums, bass and keyboards. Stratton, pictured on stage with the children, is a strong supporter.

Every lesson ends with a 15-minute jam session with all pupils joining in well-known rock and pop songs.

Budding young musicians are invited to attend a free taster lesson. Call 07941 670575 or visit


More news stories

Looking for a fireworks display in Uttlesford? Check out our handy guide to some of the great events which are taking place around the district next weekend.

In the run up to Hallowe’en and bonfire night, Essex Police is urging residents to consider the feelings of elderly and vulnerable people in their communities.

A devastating arson attack which destroyed Stansted Hall and Elsenham’s cricket pavilion has been described as a “very sad day for the club” by the chairman.


Calls for Stansted Airport to improve their care of disabled people have been made by a Dunmow couple who had to wait for more than an hour on a plane for a wheelchair lift.

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: