Cliff Park pupil Roddy ‘Ryan’ Brewer to perform at Wembley Arena

Roddy 'Ryan' Brewer has won the opportunity to open the Transformation Trust's 'Rock Assembly' in fr

Roddy 'Ryan' Brewer has won the opportunity to open the Transformation Trust's 'Rock Assembly' in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena. Photo: Karen Fuller - Credit: Archant

A musician has won the chance to perform in front of 10,000 people in London.

Cliff Park pupil, Roddy 'Ryan' Brewer, 15, won the opportunity to open the Transformation Trust's 'Rock Assembly' in front of 10,000 people on Thursday at Wembley Arena.

As part of the event, a national competition was held to find a student band or artist to open the concert. The application process involved students submitting examples of their live performances, as well as putting together a detailed plan outlining how they would successfully market their first album.

Roddy, who has been singing since the age of six, fought off tough competition, with the judging panel being impressed with his strong stage presence.

Roddy has built up his confidence and talent through entertaining holidaymakers at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton-On-Sea and performing with his dad in a live band every Sunday in front of an audience of over 400 people.

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Roddy is hoping to build on his successes by continuing to perform gigs at local restaurants and events. Recently, Roddy also had the

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy will be taking 100 students and staff to Wembley to support Roddy's success.

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Roddy Brewer, student at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said: 'I am honoured to be part of this prestigious event and hope that it opens the door to more opportunities. I would like to thank the staff and teachers at Cliff Park for their support - it is much appreciated. Special thanks of course must go to my fantastic family, parents and friends for their love and support.'

Tamsin Poulter, Principal of Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said: 'We are all very proud of Roddy and cannot wait to see him on stage at Wembley. Cliff Park prides itself on developing its students to be the best that they can be and Roddy embodies that positive, 'can do' attitude'.

Amy Leonard, Chief Executive of the Transformation Trust, said: 'Rock Assembly is all about encouraging young people to 'think big' – we want every young person coming along to recognise and celebrate their talents. Through our Class Act competition, Roddy's talent really shone through, and we are delighted that he will be performing on the iconic SSE Wembley stage to an audience of 10,000. He truly is a star in the making!

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