Meet 'The Volpes' | Central Coast Grammar School

Meet 'The Volpes'

You may not have heard of The Volpes just yet, but this up-and-coming band from CCGS are starting to make a bit of noise around town as they grow in experience and share their unique style of psychedelic rock with Coast punters.

The Volpes perform at the 2017 YIPA concert series. Photograph courtesy Digicrew and YIPA

Max Sturm (lead vocals, guitar and keyboards), Conor Hingerty (vocals, guitar), Liam Thomas (bass guitar) and Cooper Storey (drums) are all Year 11 Music students at CCGS. Tthe boys shared love of music bonded them early in their school days. All excellent musicians in their own right, they've been playing music together on and off since Year 5.

“We all study elective music together, so it’s a fairly important aspect of our lives both inside and outside of school,” said Conor. “When we’re not playing music in class, we’re jamming in lunchtime and after school. We’re so fortunate that CCGS has such fantastic facilities for us as a band to practice, create, and perform. Music is a remarkable asset to the school, and we’re so thankful to everyone who supports us.”

The Volpes (Latin for ‘the fox’) will be heading into the recording studio soon to record some new songs. “We’re currently writing new material, and we hope to release an EP or album soon. With a few more gigs under our belt we’ll be able to share more of our original music with audiences,” said Conor.

The band has played at a number of CCGS events, entertained crowds at the 5 Lands Walk and are performing regularly around the Central Coast. With four other groups of talented CCGS performers, they entertained audiences in the 2017 Youth in Performing Arts (YIPA) concert series at Laycock Street Theatre.

YIPA aims to give young emerging talent the opportunity to participate in a quality program featuring all aspects of the performing arts and involves a very competitive audition process.

Watch The Volpes perform their original track, Cosmic Fox
Other CCGS musicians shine at YIPA

Congratulations to the CCGS Stage Band, our Year 12 vocal trio (Georgia Sillince, Yasmin Yusuf and Liberty Carrier with Nic Baines), Maddy Alexander (featured soloist with Central Coast Youth Orchestra) and Kai Williamson (in a vocal duet) who also performed at YIPA.

Maddy Alexander performs with the Central Coast Youth Orchestra at the 2017 YIPA concert series. Photo courtesy Digicrew and YIPA