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Petroc students perform as Ooh Laa Ays in aid of Make A Wish foundation

By NDJJournal2  |  Posted: February 24, 2014

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ACOUSTIC trio the Ooh Laa Ays are hoping to woo a Barnstaple crowd in aid of Make A Wish foundation.

Petroc students Naomi Bennett, Jess Worth and Alicia Fotheringham will be playing at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, sharing the bill with local choirs and dancers. Their set will not only consist of covers of popular songs such as Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia, but give the audience a taste of their self-penned originals.

“We’re really excited about it,” said Naomi. “We’ll be playing covers but also some of our own songs. “We chose Make A Wish because we really thought it was a good thing to do, they’re a great charity which makes life better for a lot of people and we want to support that.”

The girls are in the second year of a foundation degree in music performance. They formed Ooh Laa Ays last year., and since then have been playing gigs and fundraisers across Devon. They have recently completed an EP entitled Blue Sky Thinking, and proceeds will go to Make A Wish, the charity which gives children suffering from life-threatening conditions the chance to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences. They hope to release the EP in April.

Barnstaple Youth Choir , Lampard Community School Choir and North Devon Junior Guitar Ensemble will also be performing and Hayley Dunn and Sophie Gratton will be strutting their stuff to dance routines.

Ooh Laa Ays, Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple on Saturday, March 1, 6.45pm. Entry: £4 (adults), £2 (OAPs, under 16s). For more information and to hear the group in action visit: www.reverbnation.com/oohlaaays.

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