Winning guitar hero Jake’s got the X-factor

guitar student
guitar student

Robert Smyth Academy student, Jake Davis, has been named the winner of an annual Junior X-factor competition.

The Great Bowden Recital Trust (GBRT), a registered music charity which provides music-related activities to residents in the South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire area, organised the event.

The charity hosts a series of choirs and ensembles which are audition free, provides money for young people in the area to help towards instrumental and vocal lesson fees as well as putting on very reasonably priced concerts throughout the year.

All the funds raised go back into the charity to help young people in the area take part 
in instrumental and vocal 
lessons.

The trust hosts a Junior X-factor annually to find the ‘most promising instrumentalist’ as well as awarding other prizes.

Guitarist Jake Davis, accompanying Ella Soysa singing Teenage Dirtbag, was commended by the judges for his playing skills.

In addition to the Junior X-factor trophy and £250 towards guitar lessons, 15-year-old Jake received a new Tanglewood acoustic guitar with carrying case, a reward for his stand out performance in the competition.

Jake played debuted the guitar at the Robert Smyth Christmas concert when he accompanied the academy choir, Versatile Voices, directed by Debbie Smith.