Its down to the final five. Five musical acts that won their heats and now face the glory and challenge of the National Band Competitions final for the North Coast region.
Next Thursday, September 7, will see the SCU Unibar fill with live original music as the victorious survivors of a gruelling series of competition heats confront each other in a musical showdown. The winning act receives $200 from Jim Beam, a $300 voucher from Lismore music shop Instrumental As Anything, a $100 pizza party from Dominoes, a paid gig at Campus Central in Lismore on Thursday, September 21, and, of course, a place in the state final at SCU on Thursday, October 12.
It will be a tough battle of the riffs with all the emotional highs and lows of competition but fortunately neither Marcia Hines nor Mark Holden will be there.
The finalists are Nathan Tosh with his heartfelt originals; Fighting Mongoose with their three-piece, high energy, visual style; Speeding Tickets with their full-speed-ahead approach; Zealot, who believe strongly in their musical superiority; and The Strange Little girls with their spikey, post-punk riffs.
It will be a huge night of live music.
Doors open at 8pm and the entry is $5/2.
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