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Kings 2010

formerly Battle of the Bands

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Kings 2010 programme

Whitstable Rotary Club gig held at the Kings Hall, Herne Bay, Kenton Saturday 3rd March 2010

Audience anticipation

Eagerly waiting the opening of Kings 2010

10 bands competed representing youngsters from the Coastal Towns local schools & collages

Midnight Carnival

First act on stage were 'Midnight Carnival' who comprise remaining members of 'Rise for Every Fall'; Tom, Sam & Scott produce a powerful cross of electro/screamo

The Bedlem

'The Bedlem' were originally 'Supernova' their members hail from Herne Bay High & sight Muse & Radiohead as influences

In Cold Blood

'In Cold Blood' don't hold back the punches hitting out with heavy Machine Head, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy and Cradle of Filth influenced Power Metal

Girls just wanna have fun

'Yea we're having fun'

Dani Groombridge

'Dani Groombridge' a Langton Girl a contender last year appeared at Kings 2010 as soloist with a much softer set

Twisted Biscuit

'Twisted Biscuit' have been together for 3 years representing Langton Boys they opened with a credible cover of Baggy Trousers

Atomic Penguins

It helps to be a little crazy; at the auditions the Judges without exception were impressed with the 'off-beat' 'Atomic Penguins'

Self written their material tells of the perils of today's high speed life

Crowd enthusiasm

'Enthusiastic audience'

Ari Scott

'Ari Scott' last year fronted Covered in Ketchup, with a wealth of experience under her belt writes her own material and looks set for a recording session at our Musical Directors studio

Keep Method

Thanet boys 'Keep Method' have developed a strong local following, they produced a commendable set of original material impressing both the audience and judges alike

Sunset Leopard

'Sunset Leopard' come out of Herne Bay High, competent and confident they've brought in Megan Catling formerly of Rose Above Thorns amongst their set an inspiring cover of Lady Gaga's -'Bad Romance'

Slam Funk

The young and newly 3 month formed 'Slam Funk' comprise a massive line up of 12 and guests

Fresh out of Langton Girls their talent belies their age with a masterful rendition of numbers from the likes of Etta James, Aretha Franklin and James Brown

Awaiting results

The Results based on criteria shown

Placing
Act
Musical Ability
Stage Craft
Mark (120 max)
1
Slam Funk
55
40
95
2
Keep Method
47
42
89
3
Sunset Leopard
45
40
85
4 Joint
Ari Scott
43
39
82
4 Joint
Twisted Biscuit
48
34
82
5
The Bedlem
43
34
77
6
Dani Groombridge
44
32
76
7
In Cold Blood
35
35
70
8
Midnight Carnival
34
34
68
9
Atomic Penguins
30
32
62

Audience Vote: 'Sunset Leopard'

Judges Runners Up: 'Keep Method'

Best Vocals: Faustine Buttershaw – 'Slam Funk'

Best Musician: Sam Bridgford – 'In Cold Blood'

Best Guitarist: Thomas Ashby – 'The Bedlam'

Best Original Song: 'Ari Scott'

Highly Commended: 'The Atomic Penguins'

Group comprises judges, organiser, compare

Bob, Phil Hadler FSC Music, Graham Harmsworth Bay Music, Rob Webb organiser, Dan Dickey New Perspective & Kim Foster Whitstable Rotary

Battle of the Bands 2009 CD

A CD of the 2009 event as broadcast on EKR plus songs by all the bands competing in available

Battle of the Bands 2009

Rotary International Logo Red Sands Radio Logo

Kings 2010 was brought to you by Whitsbale Rotary Club & compared by Red Sands Radio

With grateful thanks for the support of David Hirst, Jean Law & Mark Dance of Kent County Councilor for their support of Kings 2010

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