Cover Drive perform exclusive show to Scottish fans

Exclusive performance: Cover Drive sing three of their songs
Exclusive performance: Cover Drive sing three of their songs© Monica Day

Pop stars Cover Drive have performed an exclusive acoustic performance for a student magazine and competition winners.

The band – made up of singer Amanda Reifer, guitarist Barry "Bar-Man" Hill, bassist Jamar "Toast" Harding and drummer/vocalist T-Ray Armstrong – took over Source’s reception area in Glasgow to perform for the group of 30 competition-winning fans.

The debut Source Session on Tuesday also turned into a work experience opportunity for a group of media students. 

The session was filmed by Cardonald College students William Topping, Alistair Shirlaw, Holly Walker, Callum Smillie and Seann Gray, who are all studying towards an NQ in television operations, photography and film.

Glasgow Caledonian journalism student Laura Donaldson stepped in to interview the band before they took to the stage and Motherwell College student Monica Day helped capture the day with the skills gained on her photography course.

Laura, 19, said: "It’s amazing to be a part of the Source team and gaining vital work experience. It was great to get so close to Cover Drive too – their performance was amazing."

Cover Drive stopped by Source HQ as part of the promo tour for the release of their debut album Bajan Style, treating fans to a live performance of three tracks – She La La Lay, number one single Twilight and upcoming release Sparks.

It was an extra special day for one fan, ten-year-old St Aloysius pupil Molly Connelly, who was brought on stage to sit with singer Amanda while she sang during the final track.

Molly said: "I couldn’t believe it when Amanda brought me up in front of everyone – I was so happy! The band were all really lovely and their performance was brilliant."

Fan Aaron McKenna added: "I had a great day at the acoustic gig seeing Cover Drive. It was a brilliant opportunity to see them perform and then meet them afterwards."

Footage of the session will soon be available online at the Source website with full coverage in the summer edition of Source which will be hitting distribution points in June.

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