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 drink-spilling “mosh pits” throughout the set.

Between-band entertainment came courtesy of the B.P.M. 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.

“Everyone has really enjoyed working on this assignment and we have even had interest in staging a dedicated Hardcore DJ night in the future”, said joint-project manager Colin Phillimore.