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TALENTED TEENS: Students release single during lockdown

 Published on: 17th June 2020   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of St Albans teenagers have taken advantage of their GCSE exams being cancelled by using the time to create and release music together.

Asha Banks, Euan Campbell and Ruari Spooner have collaborated online to release their first single, Gentle Moonlight.

Music producer Euan and writer and performer Ruari both of Beaumont School asked singer Asha to provide the female vocals for the RnB/Hip Hop track.

Ruari, who’s music goes by the name of Ruaris, said: “Collaborating during lockdown was difficult but not impossible, it would have been easier to communicate if we were in the same room. There were a couple of last-minute changes from both me and Asha so we have to thank Euan for putting up with us!”

Asha said: “When I first listened to the track I was blown away – I couldn’t believe it was the first collaboration between Ruari and Euan. It’s got a chill, sophisticated Ibiza vibe about it and I knew I could really add to it.”

The song has already proved popular online, being used in travel influencer Benjamin Bryant’s latest social media videos on Instagram and TikTok.

Gentle Moonlight is the latest work of the talented group from St Albans, who have previously taken part in musical projects up and down the country.

Asha has recently played a leading role in David Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress and Euan is a former band member of Hertfordshire band Magician’s Nephew and has featured on BBC Introducing.

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