North East girlband impress pupils at Durham primary school

A NORTH East girlband with two teachers in the line-up have impressed their pupils with their rock credentials.

A NORTH East girlband with two teachers in the line-up have impressed their pupils with their rock credentials.

Blistered Molly, which formed eight months ago, is made up of primary school teacher Leanne Barker, music teacher Ashleigh Humble and bandmate Rachel Miller.

The trio made the final of the Open Mic UK competition in January and performed at The O2 Arena in London.

To prepare for the London event, the girls were invited to perform in front of 27-year-old Leanne’s pupils at Sacred Heart RCVA Primary School in Burnopfield, County Durham.

“We performed at school in front of the children before we went to London and it really brought it to life for them, they all thought it was great,” said Leanne, of Gosforth, Newcastle.

“They were saying, ‘You look so different Miss Barker’. “

Now both Leanne and Ashleigh, who is a music teacher at various schools across Northumberland, are imparting their style of modern rock to their pupils.

Ashleigh, of Kingston Park in Newcastle, said: “I run a pop group with pupils at one of my schools in Northumberland. They were really excited when they heard we were going to London.”

 
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