A SELL-OUT crowd were taken on a musical journey back to the 80s - thanks to more than 100 Greenock students.

The annual West College Scotland showcase hit the stage at the Beacon Arts Centre on Thursday night, when 25 musicians collaborated on some of the decade's most iconic songs in front of a full house.

It was a real team effort from everyone at the Finnart Street campus, with around 100 young men and women involved in the huge production - from music business to sound engineering students and trainee hair and make-up stylists.

This year's theme was 'Sounds of the 80s' and the students not only performed some famous tracks but dressed especially for the occasion.

Lecturer Hugh Cox, who is curriculum enhancement leader at WCS Greenock, said: "These are HND music students and this was their end of year session skills show.

"They took on the role of session musicians and worked on a set of tunes and dressed up in 80s gear to entertain the masses.

"There's also a great collaboration between sound production doing the technical stuff, music business students promoting the concert, TV and video students filming it and graphic design producing the posters and leaflets.

"We also had hair and beauty students come down to do the hair a make-up.

"There's 25 musicians and over 100 students overall when you throw everyone else in.

"It's invaluable experience for them."

It's the fourth time in as many years that the college show has been held at the Beacon.

Hugh said: "It's because we have all these different courses in Greenock that we're able to do this.

"Greenock needs a strong creative industry and the college is a good place to come and study and work across all sorts of different areas.

"We're also very fortunate to have a facility such as the Beacon on our doorstep where we can perform."