High school rock band on following in Lewis Capaldi's footsteps 

Room 27, who have been chosen by a project that kickstarted Capaldi's career, hope to inspire more young women to get involved in music.

An all-girl high school rock band is hoping to inspire young females to get involved in music after the group was recently chosen to tour across Scotland.

Room 27 – named after the classroom in Dunbar Grammar School the group practice in – went up against hundreds of talented musicians to be selected by Hit The Road Tours – a project that helps teenage musicians to take their music on tour and work with industry professionals.

They’re hoping to follow in the footsteps of Scottish singer, Lewis Capaldi who was selected to take part in the same initiative ten years ago – kickstarting his early music career.

Lead singer Lexi Carnegie said: “We’d just come out of Covid and we were all like, ‘we all like music, we want to do something with this’. So we started a band.

“We did school gigs for the first year and then through 2023 we played Fringe By The Sea and Dunbar Music Festival and since then we’ve just grown and grown.

“He (Lewis Capaldi) signed up, got in and he grew from there and that’s how he got to where he is now, so maybe that’ll be us. It’s quite a lot of pressure but it’s really cool.”

Lead singer Lexi Carnegie

The group are also aiming to break down stereotypes and inspire young girls to get involved in music.

Drummer Katie Wood said: “I think we’re just a massive influence to girls. There are not a lot of all female rock bands.

“We want to inspire girls to pick up an instrument and start a band and just play and not bother about anyone else’s opinions.”

Music teacher Daniel Shearer said: “They’re doing really well, we’re really proud of them. It’s great to see them taking initiative and to start progressing their journey through music,

“For being so young, it’s really impressive that they’re actually taking it on themselves. So it’s great for us and it really is inspiring for the rest of their year and the school to see.”

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