Soul sounds burst from Canary Wharf as Britain's Got Talent semi finalists Revelation Avenue took to the stage.

The 12-strong's "granddad of the group", Tower Hamlets College lecturer David Francis, told The Wharf the east Londoner's were happy to return to their home patch.

Although slightly reduced in size to seven members, they kicked off with a rousing performance of Take That's Rule the World.

They followed up with some Revelation Avenue classics and ended with Roar - the Katy Perry song which impressed BGT judge Amanda Holden so much she pressed her golden buzzer, sending them through to the semi final on May 26.

David, who teaches childcare in the East End, said: "It's nice to be home and get that home support here in Canary Wharf.

"It's nice to be local - we're going to need that support this time around.

"Before, it was up to the judges but now it's up to our fans and people at home."

These include a host of David's students - a trio of which turned out to cheer on his group's E14 show.

Saima Siddiqua, 19, said: "We are really excited - we are all going to watch the semi final in Wembley."

Revelation Avenue's David Francis and his students