We have a winner!
Battle of the Bands Winners 2022: Fused from Bushey
Our Battle of the Bands Contest took place in Buntingford on Saturday 21st May 2022.
Three bands were shortlisted: Fused from Bushey, Jokerz from Tring and 9 Miles Between from Buntingford. Each band performed three songs which were a mixture of covers and their own material.
A panel of judges with professional experience in teaching, composing and performing in bands gave feedback to each band in turn. Their judging was made all the more difficult because the bands had pushed the bar even higher as each band's performance was far more polished and impressive than their original video submissions!
After much deliberation, the judges, represented by Alex Trenchard, founder of Standon Calling, selected Fused as the winning band. Luca on vocals, Jake on lead guitar, Sam on bass and Toby on drums gave a slick, tight, no holds barred performance of their three songs which wewrer greeted with rapturous applause.
They walk away with the top prize of an amazing day recording in the Music Bunker in Braughing with the multi-talented Martin Gimson. They will also open the Summer Arts in Buntingford evening event on Friday 17th June 2022 at Layston Court Gardens.
Congratulations to every band who submitted applications and especially to our three shortlisted bands. We wish you every success in the future.
As winner of the Battle of the Bands competition, Fused will be given a day in the Music Bunker, Braughing to record their own compositions. The tracks will then be professionally mixed and mastered for each member of the winning band.
“We're passionate about recording, and take great care to ensure that everything is recorded to a high technical standard. However, we're equally passionate about ensuring that you leave the studio with a recording which is going to attract attention. Because, that's what it's all about!"
Music Bunker is a professional recording studio midway between London and Cambridge. Working with musicians and singers, we encourage high levels of creativity, enabling you to achieve release quality recordings in our relaxed environment.
We have an Audient 48 channel console, which is perfect for recording and mixing, a wide choice of microphones including AKD 414 & WA-47, and a whole bunch of outboards, including Neve preamps and 1176 compressors.
For outstanding Vocal Performance of the competition:
Professional AKG C7 vocal microphone worth over £150
Sponsored by Sound Technology in Letchworth Garden City
Specialist brand representation for the UK Professional Audio, Professional Lighting and MI Retail industries.
For Deserving Drummer of the competition:
A one hour session of tips and tricks to help with your drumming
On a date and time of your choice at The Practice Roomz, Stevenage.
For deserving runners up:
Sponsored by Melodies Music Education, Buntingford
Three production sessions
Three vocal sessions based around Rock School techniques
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