The Love Music Trust is delighted to announce the finalist of this years Cheshire East Battle of the Bands Competition! 

Empire -  All Hallows’ Catholic College 
Good for Gordon -  Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and Sandbach School  
Room Three -  Wilmslow High School 
Sound of Phoenix -  Alsager School 
Year 9 GCSE Music Group -  St Thomas More 

 The Battle of the Bands final will be judged by Ollie Collins & Johnny Heyes

Ollie Collins is the Bass Tutor for popular music at the RNCM who has worked with (amongst others) Rogue Emperor, Black Rivers, Nearly Dan, Bigfinn, Angie Palmer, Badly Drawn Boy, Corrine Bailey Rae, Bob Mintzer, Branford Marsalis, Gwillam Simcock, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Ray Quinn, Danii Minoque, New Order, Hed Kandi, James Morrison, The Commitments, Cherry Ghost and Parlour Flames - a band featuring Bonehead (Ex Oasis) and Vinny Peculiar. - 

Johnny Heyes is the principal Guitar Tutor for popular music at the RNCM. As guitarist for jazz ensemble ‘Badbone & Co.’Johnny has performed at Glastonbury on the Jazz/World Stage (also delivering a live set on Radio 2 from the ‘Jazz Lounge’), WOMAD, the Toronto IAJE Jazz Conference and many jazz festivals worldwide.Working as a freelance session musician, Johnny has performed with artists such as Tito Jackson, Mica Paris, Hamish Stuart, Donny Osmond, Errol Brown, Andy Abraham, soul legends Kim Weston, Pat Lewis, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holman, Clem Curtis, The Velvelettes and The Flirtations. He has also performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with Tony Christie. -

Tickets for the evening event are available at -