BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2017

The So Called Studios - Battle of the Bands returns for 2017!

Following the success of last years competition we are back bigger than ever! More prizes, bigger venues...it's not to be missed! Most of the details are listed here

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!

Thanks to everyone who applied for the competition

Details for the first round are below

Round 1 fixtures

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Live at The Flapper - CAMBRIAN WHARF, Kingston Row, Birmingham B1 2NU

 

The entry fee will be £4 on the door, no tickets. Capacity is limited to 120 and once this is reached no further entries will be allowed

 

Curfew is 23:00 - Votes will be collected between 22:00-22:20 with the winner being announced shortly after

All shows are strictly over 18s unless otherwise stated below

 

 

Set times are as below

 

Doors: 19:30

 

4th May 2017 - 18+

 

21:30 - 22:00 - The Rebel Divide

20:45 - 21:15 - The Jacks

20:00 - 20:30 - The Insomniacs

 

11th May 2017 - 18+

21:30 - 22:00 - Open Arms

20:45 - 21:15 - Return The Favour

20:00 - 20:30 - Since Monroe

18th May 2017 - 16+

21:30 - 22:00 - Born Zero

20:45 - 21:15 - Fallen

20:00 - 20:30 - Shallow Kings

25th May 2017 - 18+

 

21:30 - 22:00 - Inclosure

20:45 - 21:15 - Reapers Revenge

20:00 - 20:30 - Audacia

 

1st June 2017 - 18+

21:30 - 22:00 - Van Rockman

20:45 - 21:15 - Rollin’ Sixes

20:00 - 20:30 - The Carousels

 

8th June 2017 - 18+

21:30 - 22:00 - Cuba

20:45 - 21:15 - Russell Dean & Tek Notice

20:00 - 20:30 - Real Zeks

11th June 2017 - 18+

21:30 - 22:00 - Cenfora

20:45 - 21:15 - Cul-de-Sac

20:00 - 20:30 - TBA

15th June 2017 - 16+ 

21:30 - 22:00 - Blank Parody

20:45 - 21:15 - Underground Storm

20:00 - 20:30 - Fall of us

 

17th June 2017 - 18+

 

21:30 - 22:00 - Damage Protocol

20:45 - 21:15 - Kryptic Mentacide

20:00 - 20:30 - Free Sun Rising

 

 

Load-in is from 17:00

Sound check times are as follows

 

Last band on - 17:30

2nd band on - 18:00

1st band - 18:30

 

The last band on will provide backline which will include

drum kit & bass amp. All bands will need to provide guitar amps and drum breakables (inc. stands and stool.

 

If you need equipment share you are responsible for sorting this with the other bands prior to the night of the gig

Good luck!!

We are excited to announce that the winner of the BOTB will open the Solihull Summer Festival 2017

Bands can play no more than 2 covers and no longer than a 30 min set.

Additional points may be awarded by the venue staff for band having a good attitude and watching the other acts. The audience will be able to give 3 points

to their favourite act and 1 point to their second choice 

PRIZES

 

All acts that win the opening round will win a free

2 hour rehearsal here at So Called Studios

There will be judges at the 2nd round and the final.

The final will be held at the O2 Institute 2, Digbeth

 

1st place:

OPENING SLOT AT THE SOLIHULL FESTIVAL

26th August 2017

12 hour EP recording package

A music video

Photoshoot

Local radio play

Possible management deal

 

2nd place:

12 hour EP recording package

A music video

Photoshoot

Local radio play

 

3rd place:

12 hour EP recording package

Local radio play

Dates: 1st round at The Flapper  (All ages 18+ unless stated)

May - Thu 4th, Thu 11th, Thu 18th (16+), Thu 25th

June - Thu 1st, Thu 8th, Sun 11th (16+), Thu 15th, Sat 17th 

Semi finals at The Roadhouse

July - Sunday 16th, Friday 21st, Sunday 23rd

The Final at O2 Institute 2

Saturday August 5th