Battle Of The Bands
Stevie-Ray-Vaugh...
Jan 19 2007, 08:20 AM
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Hey

I always hear about these Battle Of The Bands and then the band gets signed or wins money or something, but do they actually exist? And if they do, are there any for people my age (13)? Btw I live in London, Ontario so if there is one close by here that you know of please notify me. Thanks biggrin.gif

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Jan 19 2007, 05:52 PM
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I've played session for a couple of groups who were going through Battle of the Bands competitions. Basically you'll get on average 3 bands play, each has a timed set, usually about 30-40 minutes. At the end of the gig, the audience (or sometimes judges) will vote on who is the best, and they go through to the next round. The overall winner usually wins money, gear, a big gig, or a chance to record an album.

If you are thinking of entering, get your band up to scratch. Try to play something that's going to sound different than the other groups participating, and if you can, bring a coach load of screaming fans with you. If you are being voted by judges they'll think "wow, look at all those screaming fans". And if it's audience vote, well it's going to be easier to win if you've already brought 60 people who are all going to vote for you no matter how well you play!!

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Jan 19 2007, 10:05 PM
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So there would be some for age 13? Btw if you happen to be on google and see 1, please let me know a.s.a.p. because i can't seem to find them anywhere

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Jan 19 2007, 10:57 PM
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Battle of the bands is pretty common here in Holland, in the local pub or at these neighborhoodcenters, it's like an open stage, to play with your band.
Usually you play original songs, and thats the only way to win
I'm going to the battle of the bands tomorrow (just to watch), there are a lot of high quality bands with members of probably 20+
The fact that you're 13 doesn't matter but you need to get a good band together and write good own songs, which is very hard. If you can do that being young can be an advantage

If you have a band, start practicing every day smile.gif , if not, get one right now:lol:

to find these battle of the bands, google is not your best place to find them, but the local music store or music school is!

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Jan 20 2007, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for your help everyone, Ill look into finding one.

I have a second question tho...similar to the first


Is there anywhere i could play that ISNT a battle of the bands? Remember, I'm 13, so cross bars off the list. If you can, just name some places you think i could play.

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Jan 20 2007, 08:54 AM
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At our arena, there is a place above it where theres always partys and whatnot (new years partys, christmas, halloween, hockey, dances, etc.) and there i a stage (if you can even call it that lol) up there but i dont think a band has ever played up there, but do you think that would work? And would i be getting paid?

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Jan 22 2007, 05:23 AM
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I went to two battle of the bands in the last month, unfortunately I wasn't competing.

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