Double Helix

Double Helix is a rock band featuring four sixth formers from The de Ferrers Academy in Burton Upon Trent in Staffordshire.

Double Helix bass guitar

The band has spent the last couple of years honing their songwriting skills and has played at many festivals and venues in their local area. The highlight of their career until their performance at the Schools Prom was their performance at Music for Youth's National Festival in Birmingham in July 2012.

The band are performing Funk Song which was one of the group’s first self-penned songs and has become their signature tune. It has been refined many times since its inception and now features a Marcus Miller style bass solo from Reuben, while the outro is reminiscent of Rage Against The Machine at their finest.  What’s Your Next Plan? is a more traditional rock song featuring a chorus that the band expects their audiences to join in with. This song features a solo from guitarist Kaustav towards the end, when the piece moves into a more prog rock style.

Age range of performers: Age 17-18

The Funk Song by Double Helix
What's Your Next Plan? by Double Helix

Double Helix at the Schools Prom


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