Battle Of The Bands 2012 National Championship starts next week
An eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from Folk to funk, Urban to Alt, rock, punk and metal...something for everyone... The crowd also gets to vote, with audience votes counting for 50% of the decisions; votes are added with scores from the judging panel made up of industry professionals & musicians. It's well worth the $10 cover charge to see some of NZ's up & coming new music artists. Come along & check out the LIVE action!
42 Live events will take place over the next 3 months at NZ's best live music venues. 2012 venues are: Juice Bar & The Kings Arms in Auckland, Outback Inn in Hamilton, Brewers Bar in Mt. Maunganui, Bogeda in Wellington and The Venue Music Bar in Christchurch.
Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Feeder heats may also be added at additional venues in other regional locations depending on entry numbers in other regions. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region's champions; who then represent their region at the 2 night National Finals in Auckland on 31st August (Kings Arms) and 1st September (Juice Bar)
Around 90 bands have entered so far with more registering daily. It's not too late to enter, there are still some slots available; bands are advised to register (at www.battleofthebands.co.nz) ASAP to ensure a placement. Previous Battle of the Bands winners & finalists include Jason Kerrison (Op Shop), Tadpole & Blindspott to name just a few.
As well as gaining national attention, the winning band will receive a bevy of prizes including:
· Recording time at NZ's premier recording facility York Street Studios
· Musical equipment from Jansen, Allen & Heath and Audio Technica
· Converse Shoes
· Live appearances and more to be announced
The Venue Music Bar, Hornby
Fri 22 June
Sat 23 June
Sun 24 June
Fri 20 July
Sat 21 July
Fri 10 August
Fri 31 August - Kings Arms, AKL
Sat 2 Septemeber - Juice Bar, AKL