Over 50 bands entered the 2010 Global Battle of the Bands in Hong Kong and competition has been fierce – rumours of bass guitars at 20 paces and drummers clashing symbols are just part of Hong Kong’s competitive nature – but friendly. New bands and talented musicians have emerged while old favourites have upped their acts as the quality of performance and original songs gets white hot in the heats of GBOB.
So who will be the last band standing? Who will carry Hong Kong’s flag over the barricades into the world final, and we hope onto global superstardom…?
The winning Hong Kong band will walk away with a Les Paul Gibson junior guitar, HK$5000 Tom Lee Vouchers and a guest appearance on The Underground compilation CD4 as well as the opportunity to represent Hong Kong in the China Final on 21 November 2010.
Each band performs two original songs within 8 minutes and the changeover is quick so its fast paced competition all the way.
Hong Kong GBOB Finalists:
9 Maps (classic rock & classical in acoustic indie sauce)
F.B.I. (explosive high-energy rock)
Misery (Thrash inspired ‘monster-rock’)
OneLastFall (heavy, melodic alt-rock & hardcore & punk)
OperatoR (classic rock revisited)
Senseless (Energetic power pop and Canto punk)
Summer Junkiez (indie-rock with hints of ska)
The Bonkers (Indie-rock with shoegaze overtones)
& the winning band from Heat 7 (happening on 29 Oct)
There will be great prizes from Edifier and SkullCandy to give away to the audience.
Hong Kong Final Event information.
Friday 5 November 2010
HYDE, 2/F., 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Dress code = Smart Casual
8pm to 11pm.
Music starts at 8:30pm promptly.
HK$100 (advance tickets) Tom Lee branches (Tsim Sha Tsui, Shatin & Wanchai)
All tickets include a San Miguel Light
Special guest performer: Wu So Lui