Battle of The Bands Commences - Heat 1 off to a flying start!

Rock N Roll was alive at The Prince Bar, Athlone last Thursday .Heat one included Arthur Wainwright,

Lucid Blue , & The Odd Sox Band battle it out for their spot in the Semi Finals.

A fantastic opportunity for upcoming bands with a prize fund of ?10,000; including 2,000 euro,15 paid gigs at The Prince and 15 paid gigs at The Skeff Galway,

1,500euro of print media from midland Print & to top it off, recording time in Ireland's Premier recording Studio, Grouse Lodge.

Arthur Wainwright played a deafening opening set of with Lucid Blue with following to a more classic sound of covers such as 'Don?t look Back In Anger' & 'Creep' by Radiohead.

Winners on the night (with the highest combined score of audience votes and judges score ) were The Odd Sox Band from Roscommon consisting of Ronan Mockler (19 )on Drums /vocals,Johnathon Mannion (21 ) on Bass, Kavana Donlon (19 ) on Vocals & Lead Guitar and Kayli Smyth (18 ) on vocals, accordion /keyboard.

'The Odd Socks' entertained playing a wide variety of songs from 'Mambo no. 5', 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' by Abba to 'The Hills of Donegal' giving a youthful and energetic spin on these commonly known songs.

"It was great to see a young band pick a selection of songs that even your granny would get up and dance to !" commented Gareth Dunleavy (event team member )"

Heat 2 continues on May 31st with ' The Well Dressed Hobos ', ' Bobby & The Blunts ', ' Deaf Argument' & ' Black Island ' in Heat 2.

Your vote is essential to help your favourite band secure their place in the Semi Final. Come along from 10pm. Receive your voting card & during the night receive your stamp to gain free entry to Karma after the event.

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