SFRQ regional results 2012 - Rotorua
19 June 2012
2011 national finalists A Bit Nigel from Taupo-nui-a-Tia College came back with more experience to win the Rotorua Smokefreerockquest regional final at the Convention Centre on Friday night.
Second place went to Aftershock from Western Heights High School and John Paul College.
These top two bands will go on to compete for one of eight national finalist spots in this yearís Smokefreerockquest national final at Claudelands in Hamilton on 22 September.
The eight national finalists will be selected from a pool made up of first and second place-getters from each of the 24 regional finals, and bands from Rockshop Second Chance, an opportunity for established bands who feel they didnít play at their best on the night.
Other regional awards made on Friday night.
Third place and the Lowdown Best Song Award: singer songwriter Rangimarie Piraka, Rotorua Lakes High School
APRA Lyric Award and Smokefree Award For Womenís Musicianship: singer songwriter Ruby Solly, Tauhara College
The Mainz Musicianship Award with the opportunity to be selected for the $4500 MAINZ Scholarship, announced at the national final: singer songwriter Logan Forster, Western Heights High School
Skinny Peopleís Choice voted by text: Aftershock from Western Heights High School and John Paul College.