King’s Lynn student Lewis Meehan is making a musical milestone by achieving an ambition achieved by very few – performing at the Royal Albert Hall.
The talented 12-year-old from Springwood High School will be taking part in the Music for Youth Remix Proms at the iconic London venue on Wednesday November 3 joining other young people from across Britain.
Year 8 pupil Lewis will be part of a group of drummers and said
“I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere playing in a grand hall where all the greats have performed.”
Lewis, who also plays percussion and piano, comes from a talented musical family and wanted to play drums from a very young age.
His brother plays double bass and piano, his grandad and uncle play drums, his dad plays piano and viola, and his cousins play viola, violin, piano and drums. He also has an aunt who is a music teacher, and his uncle plays piano and bass.
Lewis has also been playing and singing in groups at West Norfolk Music Centre since he was seven, as well as seeing live music at the King’s Lynn Festival and Festival Too, and meeting inspirational drummers at Upwell Jazz Club.
He plays both drums and percussion in the school concert band and big band at Springwood High as well as performing with Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and West Norfolk Jubilee Youth Orchestra, and he wants to be a professional drummer and percussionist.
Proud dad Conrad, who will be going along to watch him perform, said:
“It’s fantastic that Lewis has this opportunity and it’s great that his school is so supportive of its young musicians.”
Robin Norman, director of music at Springwood High School, said:
“This is a huge opportunity and honour for Lewis and, as a school, we are very proud of his achievements, especially at such a young age.”