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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

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11 bands competed representing 8 local schools with guest appearance from the 2008 winners 'Blood Lust'

The Mosh Pit

The Mosh Pit cheers on the first act 'My Robot Tongue' representing Barton Court & The Chaucer

Cherry & the Bakewells

'Cherry & the Bakewells'

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

'Sunset Leopard'

Sunset Leopard

'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

'Supernova'

Supernova

'Supernova' representing Herne Bay High this versatile 3 piece have impressed with their energetic & enthusiastic renditions of Alternative Rock

Dani Groombridge Band

'The Dani Groombridge Band'

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'

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'

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'

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

'Keep Method'

Keep Method

'Keep Method' representing schools in Thanet are experienced Scream Rockers: Fall Out Boy, Enter Shikari & Silverstein are major influences

Twisted Biscuit

'Twisted Biscuit'

Twisted Biscuit

'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'

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

Mosh Pit anxiously awaits the result

Judging criteria of  Musicianship , Performance Skill & Stage Craft'

And the winners are

'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

Rise For Every Fall

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'

Battle of the Bands 2009 CD

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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