POOLE’S premiere live music venue hosted a Thursday night exhibition flaunting the activities and pursuits of some of the area’s talented teenagers.

Gig in a Week saw youth workers spend just four days giving guidance to a group of young people who looked at all aspects of putting on their own gig – from branding and promotion, to working alongside technicians and meeting the bands.

Sporting six members, three keyboards, and an arsenal of catchy well-considered tracks, openers Sepia Daze captivated from the start, interspersing a small selection of quirky covers with a wealth of Green Day/Paul Weller-esque original melodies.

Blue Noize then produced a progression of diverse classics hinting at everyone from Nirvana to Paramore via Guns ’n’ Roses, while the clear Blink 182 and All Time Low influences of closing act Godspeed Us to Sea shone through a jaunty upbeat performance, with the pop-punk quartet recurrently inducing a series of mosh pits throughout the set.

Between-band entertainment came courtesy of the BPM project’s trained DJs, while a disciplined organisational team ensured a smoothly run evening overall.

A promising first collaborative operation for the Poole Youth Service and Mr Kyps, with a number of other potential events already planned for the future.