Coming Soon, We Have Big News About this Year's Competition! In the meantime, more about last year's competition winners and the prizes we awarded below!
Battle of the Bands Winners Announcement!
Wow, the Battle of the Bands final was amazing! The King of Clubs was packed, hot and sweaty! There were so many amazing young musicians. The judges found it really tough to choose a winner as there was just so much talent in the room. However, we have to make a decision! Thanks to Wendy, Simon and the Kabins for being amazing judges!
The Upper Hand won the Seniors Category and the competition overall. Their prizes are performances at the Anchor Garden Stage for Sidmouth Folk Week on Sunday 6th August and supporting the Barefoot Bandit and the Kabins at the Beehive in Honiton on Saturday 16th December.
In 2nd Place are Combustion, who won a performance playing at the Balfour Arms in Sidmouth on 7th Aug.
In 3rd place are Pack of Animals who won a gig supporting the Kabins at the King of Clubs on Saturday July 22nd.
Bianca Beavis won the Singer Songwriter Category. Bianca’s prize is a performance at the Powder Monkey on July 29th during Exmouth Festival.
In 2nd Place in the Singer Songwriter Category, Adam Hicks won a performance at Sidmouth Folk Week on the Anchor Garden stage on Wednesday August 9th.
In 3rd place in the Singer Songwriter Category came Tom Fawcus who won a performance in the Acoustic Tea Tent at Yarty Party on 21st July.
The Pigeons won the Juniors Category. Their prize is a performance at Goren Festival 2024, something great to work towards. In the meantime, we are also offering them a headline gig featuring Battle of the Bands Juniors at the Kings Arms Stockland, date to be confirmed.
In second place in the Juniors Category, we have Ask Billy and In 3rd place in the Juniors Category, we have The Valentines, who both win a gig at the Balfour Arms on 27th August, subject to availability
In addition, we will be recording a song for each of first place winners, which will be mixed, mastered and released on streaming platforms. Each of the winners also get a chance to take over a radio show on Phonic FM or True Fm.
If you didn’t win, please don’t be disheartened. We have so many more prizes, both now and in the coming months!!
Even More Prizes!!!
3 Days of Wonder won a gig supporting the Kabins at the King of Clubs on Saturday July 22nd.
Leonard & The Zombies won a performance on the Sideshore Stage during Exmouth Festival on the 29th July.
Haywire won a performance playing at “Kabin Fever” a special one-day Bank Holiday Festival which the Kabins are headlining at the Balfour Arms in Sidmouth on 27th Aug.
Adomania - we tried really hard to offer them gigs on a few dates, but we couldn’t make any of the dates work for them! We’ll find them a gig very soon!!! For now, we are giving them a copy of of "Lockdown Songs", a highly collectable album. This features the cream of the live acts booking Agents Midnight Mango represent; The Dead South, Neville Staple (from The Specials), Ferocious Dog, Mad Dog Mcrea, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Amy Montgomery, Tankus The Henge, Hands Off Gretel, Molotov Jukebox and CoCo & The Butterfields.
Midnight Revolution have also won a performance at the Balfour in Sidmouth on 7th August, subject to availability.
Tom Fawcus is performing at Yarty Party on the Acoustic Tea Tent Stage on 21st July, subject to availability.
State of Mind won 3 free taster sessions at the Rock Project.
The Fools and Simulation Sunday win a free 4 hour rehearsal at Tazma Studios, Exeter’s finest and best equipped rehearsal studios.
We are also going to put on a monthly All Ages Show at the King of Clubs, which all of the entrants are invited to play at. The first one on Saturday September 29th and as prizes will feature The Diamonds, Alfie Goes Bowling, The Valentines, Ask Billy and Blue Fire, subject to their availability. We are also offering all of the Juniors that played in the Final a gig at the Stockland Arms with headliners the Pigeons.
All of the contestants at Kings School and Cranbrook School that didn’t go through to the heats or the final won Kabins merchandise.
We have been truly blown away by how many young musicians applied to join our competition! The contest is just the beginning of our plans. The main purpose of the competition was to find all you young bands and start to build a new music scene with you. We’re hoping that the musicians who joined in will get to know each other, as they are the future of the music scene in the South West. There will be many more gigs and more opportunities in the coming months and we are hoping to involve you all!!
So, please make friends with each other, help each other out, gig share, share equipment. You all have a bright future with music!