BOTB - The Finalists
With just over a week to go until the CLIC Battle Of The Bands 2010, we proudly reveal the five finalists who will be competing for the title and the list of awesome prizes that come with it.
The battle will take place on Saturday 18 September from 11am-2pm in the Presidents' Lounge at the Millennium Stadium.
Judges for the event are Becci Scotcher-Jones (Oxjam), Gregory Barton (GRAB Promotions), Scott Lee-Andrews (Exit International / Midasuno) and Darran Smith (Funeral For A Friend).
Wristbands for the event are free, can be reserved by emailing email@example.com, and must be collected by 10.30am at the stadium on the day.
The winning band will be announced at 2.15pm, then will play on the main stage down on the stadium floor from 3.30-4pm to close Skills Cymru, the three-day careers event taking place at the venue.
Check out the embedded video of last year's CLIC BOTB at the Ebbw Vale Institute.
So, to the finalists...
The Calling Card
Members: Benj (24), Scott (22), Simon (23), Kyle (21), Lewys (21)
Set-up: Vocals, 2 x guitars, bass, drums, sampler
Sound: We are influenced by many bands such as Kids In Glass Houses, Biffy Clyro and Glassjaw.
Members: Tom (21), Jimi (21), Matt (20), Dean (20)
Set-up: 2 x guitars, bass, drums, 3 x vocals
Sound: Guitar-driven indie rock with a heavy beat, lyrics-laden with tales about friendship, relationships and all the other great 'ships.' Along with inspiration from Kasabian, we The Hostages almost have an Arctic Monkeys sound, but without the accent.
Members: Dan (17, vocals), Carwyn (16, vocals, guitar), Rhys (17, lead guitar), Cai (16, drums, backing Vocals, Huw (17, keys, backing vocals), Lewys Mann (16, Bass)
Your sound: A mix of pop, indie and rock with influences from artists such as The Killers , The Stereophonics and The Kooks
Riot City Saints
Members: Jon (21), Tom (22), Richard (22), Scott (22), Ryan (18)
Set-up: vocals, drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, rhythm guitar
Your sound: Hard rock / blues / southern
Members: Bee (17, vocals), Matt (18, vocals), Andrew (17, guitar), Luke (16, bass), Dan (16, guitars), Lewis (16, drums)
Your sound: SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Yes, that’s right. We even said it in caps! We are a bunch of six friends who basically wanted something different in the music scene. Something other than these screamo / pop punk / Enter Shikari wannabes! We took styles from many popular bands which inspire us, and fused them together. This gives us what we feel is a sound unlike any other band around. Our ‘genres’ are rock / alternative / metal. We just hope you’ll enjoy!
For further information please call 07515 566518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you down the front!