Stonyhurst is thrilled to announce that one of their Year 13 pupils, alongside his fellow band members, will be launching a new single 'Blackbird' on 20th November.

The band, the Crying Beauty Queens, met 5 years ago at a rock summer school in Manchester and share the same desire for making music and performing; the trio have become inseparable and are all great friends.

Originally practicing in Stonyhurst’s state-of-the-art music facility, the band have moved on to record in a licenced music studio where they write and compose all of their own materials. Since launching their first single ‘Taking Over’ in 2018 their passion for music and performance hasn’t gone unnoticed as they have now been signed to a national development label, MAS Records. The band have since gone on to record four singles and have played both virtual live streamed gigs and at socially distanced gigs in Manchester and Liverpool, during the Tier 2 period.

Paddy, a Stonyhurst pupil, is the drummer in the band and has worked incredibly hard to balance his Stonyhurst studies alongside band practice and live gigs across the North West. Paddy plans to study Music at University once he leaves Stonyhurst next summer.

"Here's a band whose appeal lies in their deft understanding of contrasts, blending the visceral and the genteel to create a unique sound of their own." - David Sue, Manchester Evening News.

Once the restrictions are lifted, the Crying Beauty Queens plan to embark on their very first UK tour.

Stonyhurst is proud to provide an abundance of opportunities for all pupils to thrive within their chosen pathways and be the best they can be.