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The Rock-itt : July 2010
Manly Marvels Band Competition at the Manly Fisho's Second Wildcard Heat, Tuesday June 22, 2010 By DaveTozer.com.au For photos of events covered by Dave visit www.myspace.com/davetozerphotos Manly Marvels band competition hosted by A Red Letter Day Event Management is now getting close to the business end of the competition. The next Tuesday night of competition will see the first of two semi finals before the grand final, all of which will be independently judged (previously judged by a crowd vote) from here on in. This final wildcard heat saw five bands battle it out for a coveted semi final ticket. The bands competing were Is It Her, Sideshow Alley, Rabble Rabble, Owles, Pax Koan, Mending Melissa, Bongnuts and The Presence. With eight bands on the bill, their playing time was restricted to about 15 minutes, so they had to impress the crowd quickly. The night went as followed: Is it her delivered a tight melodic dynamic set; Sideshow Alley played their straight rock; Rabble Rabble played their finely tuned pop rock; Owles showed us their brand of rock; Pax Koan took command of the stage with their confident hard hitting dynamic rock; Mending Melissa showed us they could put on a captivating show playing acoustically due to their drummer injuring himself during the week; Bongnuts comprising of a bongo player and a singer/guitarist with great vocal ability got us all laughing and finally The Presence stormed the stage with their impressive hard rock and boogie. The Results for the night were 1st -- Is It Her, 2nd -- Sideshow Alley, 3rd -- Owles and 4th -- Mending Melissa. These four bands will progress to the semi finals. The Calender of competition remaining is as follows: Tuesday June 29th -- semi final 1 Tuesday July 6th -- semi final 2 Tuesday July 13th -- Regal Records Showcase (non-competition -- a showcase of 5 bands to give the competing bands a break) Tuesday July 20th -- GRAND FINAL. Bands start at 7pm and for more information contact the event company at: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.aredletterday.com.au or www.myspace.com/burgessbookings For photos of events covered by Dave visit www.myspace.com/davetozerphotos