This International competition is a fantastic opportunity for bands wanting to make it big. It is a huge event with up to 30 countries involved. The band that ultimately wins the Australasian Final, will be flown (expenses paid) to the World Final, where they will play off for a first prize worth US$100,000 and the title of ‘Best New Band in the World’!
Tamworth band ‘Blu’ won last year’s heat, and went on to compete in the NSW Regional Final where they came third out of fourteen bands competing. This earnt them a well deserved place in the Australasian Final, and although they didn’t win, they impressed the judges and had the experience of playing with 16 other bands from all over Australia and New Zealand in a huge Show in Sydney. Since the Final, the band have already planned a tour with another group and member Jarred said ”we have made so many friends in the other bands that played and we had an amazing time. We have also learnt a lot about ourselves throughout the competition and have lots of ideas moving forward and are excited about the future for Blu”. The band was awarded a Fujifilm camera worth $250 and each band member won a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Shoes.
The Tamworth Heat will showcase the area’s best original acts and will give up-and-coming bands the chance to play live in front of music industry judges, and a keen local crowd. In order to be a part of this, bands need to contact organisers now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 02 9519 3978.
Music lovers will appreciate the range and quality of music at the Tamworth Heat so should put the date in their diary now! The competition is an all-ages event and is for bands of all genres so there will be something for everyone to get down and groove to!
Date: Sun 25 Aug
Place: Family Hotel, Belmore Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
Tickets: $15 at the door (all-ages with parent/guardian)