Battle of the Bands
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Whitstable Rotary Club organised gig held at the Kings Hall, Herne Bay, Kent on Saturday 7th March 2009
11 bands competed representing 8 local schools with guest appearance from the 2008 winners 'Blood Lust'
The Mosh Pit cheers on the first act 'My Robot Tongue' representing Barton Court & The Chaucer
'Cherry & the Bakewells'
'Cherry & the Bakewells' represented Simon Langton Girls, Freddie, Meridyth, Clarice & Alice describe themselves as an Indie Alternative 4 piece with a name inspired from the lack of bakewells in Iceland!
'Sunset Leopard' representing Herne Bay High initially got together to perform a school carol concert they've been together ever since & name bands as diverse as the Black Stone Crows to the Beatles as early influences
'Supernova' representing Herne Bay High this versatile 3 piece have impressed with their energetic & enthusiastic renditions of Alternative Rock
'The Dani Groombridge Band'
'Dani Groombridge Band' representing Simon Langton Girls perform original material with a soul tinge
'Rise for Every Fall'
'Rise for Every Fall' representing Canterbury College a popular experienced Hardcore Rock Outfit have been playing together for 12 months
'Johnny & The Monitors'
'Johnny & the Monitors' representing Archbishops were runners up in 2008 they've developed & now include their own material in their set
'Rose Above Thorns'
'Rose Above Thorns' representing Herne Bay High are a a 4 piece formed in early 2009 they're & have shown they are enthusiastic& skilled performers
'Keep Method' representing schools in Thanet are experienced Scream Rockers: Fall Out Boy, Enter Shikari & Silverstein are major influences
'Twisted Biscuit' representing Simon Langton Boys have been together since 2007 proficient & strong their musical influences come from the Arctic Monkeys through to Metalica
'Covered in Ketchup'
'Covered in Ketchup' are Ariane, Violet & Ellie a 3 piece Indie Rock Band representing Simon Langton Girls, since the 2008 contest they've played Lounge on the Farm & Orange Street
Mosh Pit anxiously awaits the result
'And the winners are'
Based on combined judge & audience votes
The Best Vocalist: Dani Groombridge of the Danni Groombridge Band
Best Musician: David Clayson of Sunset Leopard
3rd Place: Sunset Leopard
2nd Place: Keep Method
Top Dogs 1st Place: Winners of Battle of the Bands 2009 'Rise For Every Fall 'lead singer Jake promised to perform the winning set in his under pants if they won guaranteed press 'exposure'
The event was broadcast on European Klassik Rock a Battle of the Bands 2009 CD is available to order
Participating schools, colleges & local musicians would like to thank Whitstable Rotary Club & event organiser Rob Webb, his team & Judges: Phil Hadler of ICOM, Graham Harmsworth of Music Bay & Dan Dickey Arts Projects for Schools for making exceptionally good natured trouble free evening for the youth of North East
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