Battle of the Bands
On Monday 18th March, The Love Music Trust run the second Cheshire East Schools Battle of the Bands Competition in the spectacular setting of Crewe Lyceum. With entries submitted from schools across the borough, four groups were invited to perform on the night, all giving knock out performances!
The Scruffs - Sandbach School
Between Thorns - All Hallows’ Catholic College
Primate - Alsager High School
Minimal Order - All Hallows’ Catholic College
For their 20-minute set, each group performed at least one over song and set out to impress the two judges. On the night the difficult task of separating the bands fell to Bryan Hargreaves, (Head of Drums at BIMM (Manchester) and tutor on the RNCM Popular Music Course) and Jasper Wilkinson (Bass guitar tutor on the RNCM Popular Music Course, Producer and Composer for TV). Following four fantastic and rocking sets of music and as the judges retired to make their deliberations, the audience were entertained to a 15-minute programme by guest soul folk artiste John Dhali, whose haunting voice touching songs really connected with the audience.
As the judges came back onto stage, it was Primate who were announced as the Cheshire East Battle of the Bands winners, following in the footsteps Sound of Phoenix, also from Alsager School who won last year.The result being met with a great response from the warm and enthusiastic audience. Congratulations to all the finalists for giving everyone a wonderful night of entertainment.