Students from School of Rock Mason’s Youth Performance Program will present a concert featuring the music from the famed Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Talking Heads blended New Wave, funk, art rock, and world music to create a new music of their own. School of Rock Mason, which boasts some of the best young musicians in the area, will capture the spirit of the music and the performance of the original concert with their show.
“Our students are passionate about the music of the Talking Heads and have performed it many times over our eleven-year history, including a Stop Making Sense concert performed in 2014. We look forward to paying tribute to the Talking Heads once again, particularly the Stop Making Sense concert that made such a splash 40 years ago,” said Tim Garry, owner of School of Rock Mason.
"I was so excited to hear that the school was putting on Stop Making Sense for the fall season," said student Dexter Masenheimer. "Talking Heads are one of my favorite bands and I love that I get to sing some of the same songs David Byrne has performed."
Fourteen students make up the cast of the show, ranging in age from 12 to 18. All have grown into accomplished musicians while attending School of Rock Mason – many have performed in more than eight shows with the school.
The Stop Making Sense concert is one of several that School of Rock Mason students will put on to kick off 2024. Other student groups will put on these concerts: Led Zeppelin, also at Memorial Hall on the afternoon of January 27th, and The Clash, Modern Metal, and Music of the New Millennium, which will be performed on multiple stages at The Southgate House Revival on January 28th. Adult students will put on a Yacht Rock concert and a tribute to Guns N’ Roses at The Redmoor on February 16th.
School of Rock Mason provides private lessons, performance programs, summer camps and workshops for kids and adults, from beginner to advanced. Since it opened in 2012, its students have put on more than 200 different rock shows, ranging from Aerosmith to Zeppelin. Its House Band, a select band of some of the best students from the Youth Performance Program, has performed more than 120 gigs, including gigs at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, the MidPoint Music Festival, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Summerfest in Milwaukee, the world’s largest music festival. To learn more about the school, go to www.Mason.SchoolofRock.com.