Life as a rock chick

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EVER wondered what we’d look like on the front cover of our own rock album?

Didn’t think you had – but we decided to show you anyway. Admittedly, I’d never held a guitar in my life, but it made for a good photo prop.

Being given the chance to pose for our own album sleeve in the Rock Photo Booth was one of the highlights of The Bunker Christmas do, held at the Roker Hotel’s Ballroom.

Though the studios and music development hub on Stockton Road, Sunderland, is 30 years old, this was its first fund-raising dinner.

It was quite the who’s who of Sunderland’s music glitteratti with members of The Futureheads and Field Music, as well as some of the founder members of The Bunker, among those who enjoyed the food and entertainment.

They were all there to see the next generation of talent who are flying the flag for Mackem music.

Athletes in Paris, Dalaro, Natasha Haws and The Lake Poets wowed on the night with their performances and were a real testament to how The Bunker unearths raw talent and helps it shine.

In between the serious business of fund-raising for the city’s most vital and successful music project, there was plenty of fun and games including heads and tails, which is basically like playing the coin toss challenge en masse.

I was a bit miffed I didn’t win that one, but I did scoop Sunday lunch for four in the raffle – score!