SFRQ Top 20 bands named
16th August 2012
The top 20 secondary school bands in the country have been selected in the lead up to the finals of Smokefreerockquest 2012.
Almost 700 acts entered the youth music competition this year and SFRQ Founder Glenn Common says, more bands and soloists reached the standard than ever before.
“There are more bands reaching that higher level – they are presenting themselves more professionally and they have more than just the two songs that they need to compete at the regionals,” he said. “They are really getting to grips with song writing and producing original music of a standard that has the potential to take them into the music industry.”
The finalists are…
Luke And Amberly, Kamo High School,
Scamp And Yeah, Rangitoto College,
The Great Moon Hoax, Rangitoto College,
Young And Reckless, Sacred Heart College,
The Teleprompters, St. Peter’s College,
Vivid, Diocesan School For Girls,
Indi, ACG Senior College, Auckland Central,
Intone, Glendowie College, Auckland Central,
Eden, Western Springs College, Auckland Central,
Sunday Best, St. Peter’s School,
Noriac, Francis Douglas Memorial College,
Aftershock, Western Heights High School & John Paul 2 College, Rotorua,
A Bit Nigel, Taupo-Nui-A-Tia College,
Culture Kids, Wanganui High School & Wanganui City College,
Back To The Remedy, Wairarapa College,
Front Back And Sides, Wairarapa College,
New Vinyl, Nelson College,
Mirum, Christchurch Boys’ High School, Christchurch Adventist School, Cashmere High School,
Half Mountain, Unimited Paenga Tawhiti & Hagley Community College,
The Fletcherz, Wakatipu High School,
These bands will now be whittled down to a top eight, who will play off in this year's Smokefreerockquest national final at Founders Theatre in Hamilton on September 22.
At stake is a prize package that includes $10,000 in NZ On Air funding, a place on the NZ On Air Kiwi Hit Disc, musical gear to the value of $10,000 and promotional support for a single and music video. The MAINZ Scholarship for outstanding musicianship, the APRA Lyric Award, the Lowdown Best Song Award and the Smokefree Women’s Musicianship Award will also be presented on the night.
For more info, see: http://www.sfrq.co.nz/