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SoCa LIVE! / So Called Studios presents

The 2020/2022 Battle of the Bands


--Band details--


Here are the timings for the first rounds of the Battle of the Bands heats


All Friday and Saturday dates will run between 19:00 – 23:00 unless stated otherwise

with sound checks beginning at 17:00 for the last band on the night (load in from 16:30)


Sunday shows will run from 18:00 with a 22:00 curfew, sound checks from 16:00 for the last band on the night (load in from 15:30)


For the solo night the same time frames will apply but with less changeover time between acts


Bands CAN play up to two covers in their set but this is not required, as some people have thought previously


Here is an example of the running order










































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Any questions please email

or call 0121 707 4152


All bands are required to bring the following equipment

If you are the last band on, provide full drumkit, bass amp

and guitar amps. We have a house drum kit which you can use, just let us know before hand

Bands not on last will need to bring guitar amps and drum breakables (inc. stands and stool).

If you'd like to arrange sharing guitar cabs etc. please join this group on facebook to chat with the other bands

All shows are strictly 16+

No roadies or +1s / parents will be allowed free entry on the day unless arranged with the venue at least 24 hours before the show

We'll be holding the last of the first rounds on

Friday 28th January 2022

Saturday 29th January 2022

Saturday 12th February 2022 

so please let us know if you can't play any of these dates!

Other upcoming dates to bear in mind are

Semi Final 1 - 22nd April 2022

Semi Final 2 - 23rd April 2022

Semi Final 3 - 24th April 2022

The Final - Saturday 2nd July 2022

Solihull Summerfest - 23rd July (opening slot)


1st place:


23rd July 2022

12 hour EP recording package

A music video


Local radio play

Possible management deal

2nd place:

6 hour EP recording package

A music video


Local radio play


All bands/acts that get through the first round win a 2 hour rehearsal

Other smaller awards will be chosen by the bar staff at the venue and will include

Most professional act

Most puntual act

Most polite act

Should've gone further award

+ many more

Posters and event link

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