Quay 4 #BattleoftheBands 2015
After 4 grueling months of battling it out with 32 bands the winner of the 2015 Quay 4 Battle of the Bands has been announced! Congratulations to The Vanilla who take home the R20, 000 grand prize along with a 3 month playing contract at Quay 4 and 2 JBL monitors compliments of Wild & Marr!!
Top performers / Best Artist in their Field – Winning Categories are as follows:
Vocals – Given Nkanyane ( Stone Jets)
Drums – Ethan Salo ( Gracetown
Bass – Jericho Hendricks ( Gracetown )
Keys – Pierre-Henri Wicomb (Stratus)
Lead Guitar – Barthlo ( The Vanilla )
Rhythm Guitar – Mark McCree ( Empire Alight)
Percussion – Dylan Hunt ( The Stir)
Congratulations to our top 2 bands going through to the finals! Don’t miss them as they battle it out to the 25th of August! Make your booking now to avoid disappointment #battleofthebands #supportlocalbands
The 2015 Quay 4 #BattleoftheBands has been a massive success with four truly talented bands reaching the Semi-Finals!
11 August – Empire Alight take on Gracetown
18 August – Cherry Vynil take on The Vanilla
With the finale on the 25th of August where the R20, 000.00 cash prize and other amazing prizes will be handed out. Book your table for the final of the Battle of the Bands now to avoid disappointment: firstname.lastname@example.org | 021 419 2008.
The Vanilla (Music Category: Pop Rock)
Members: Tyan Odendal, Jaen-Pierre Dowling, Francois Keyser, Barthlo Visagie
Cherry Vynil (Music Category: Indie, Folk Rock)
Members: Vickus Horne, Jason Soloman, Richard Dicks, Nick Forbes
Empire Alight (Music Category: Cover Band Rock)
Members: Mark Mccree, Dylan Keyser, Matt Norman, Joel Stewart
Gracetown (Music Category: Pop)
Memebers: Jethro Tait, Eckard Salo, Ethan Salo, Jericho Hendricks
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To all the Quay Four #BattleoftheBands Entertainers:
Firstly a very special thank you to all entered contestants in the “Quay Four – Battle of the Bands 2015”, all the time & energy put in has been a definite reflection of well earned results…
The judges ( Mark Haze, Kevin Abbott & Deanne Speckles Abbott ) have chosen the following bands:
Congratulations to all the bands qualifying to phase 2.
Phase 2 Qualifying Bands (The Top 12 – in NO particular order)
1. – The Stir
2. – The Vanilla
3. – Sanskara
4. – BluesBoy
5. – Empire Alight
6. – Stone Jets
7. – The Jumping Guns
8. – Cherry Vynil
9. – Slow Brew’d
10. – Gracetown
11. – Crazy Train
12. – Forefront
P.S. Phase 2 program to be posted on Battle of the Bands Facebook page – confirming your appearance date !
Quay 4 Battle of the Bands 2015
Quay 4 Battle of the Bands 2015!
Every Tuesday evening with the finale on 25 August!
Date: 5 May – 25 August 2015
Cost: Free entry
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue: Quay 4 Tavern
For more info go to our Facebook Battle of the Bands Page!!
Congratulations to the following bands that have made it into the Quay 4 #BattleoftheBands!
• The Stir • Stone Jets • Static Run • T Junkshun • Barrecode • Cherry Vynil • Sam Jam • Honeytones • Mark & Petra • Smooth Groove • Empire Alight • Jumping Guns • Room of Phonics • Stratus • Something Crooked • Evolution • Slow Brew’d • Crazy Train • Dream Rangers • The Vanilla • Bluesboy • Forefront • Gracetown • Jackanory Story • The Kill Heavy • Sanskara
Please note the above listing is in no specific order!
Bands from all over the Cape will battle it out May to August, every Tuesday evening with the finale on 25 Aug 2015!
- A three month playing contract at Quay 4 and a R20 000 cash prize compliments of Castle Lager.
- 2 x 15 inch JBL monitors compliments of Wild & Marr
- R1000.00 Paul Bothner voucher to best vocalist, best guitarist, best drummer, best bass guitarist and best keyboard player of the competition
Quay Four Terms and Conditions
Battle of the Bands
Quay Four Battle of the Bands opens for band submission from 1 April 2015 and finishes at 23H00 on 30 April 2015. The competition runs from 5 of May until 28 July 2015 on every Tuesday evening. Quarter finals will take place on the 4th and 11th of August, semi finals on the 18th of August and the final on 28 August 2015.
2. Prize Include
A three month playing contract at Quay 4 and a R20 000 cash prize compliments of Castle Lager.
2 x 15 inch JBL monitors compliments of Wild & Marr
R1000.00 Paul Bothner voucher to best vocalist, best guitarist, best drummer, best bass guitarist and best keyboard player of the competition
Entry is open to contemporary pop/rock and blues bands with two or more members.
No signed acts or tribute bands will be permitted to enter.
Competition is open to members over the age of 18 years. Battle of the Bands reserves the right to ask for appropriate identification if any band member appears to be under the age of 18 years.
Only one entry per band and band member is permitted
Entry will only be valid when registered on the Battle of the Bands page. Entry form must contain the following;
Name of band
Names of band members, their email addresses and telephone numbers
Brief bio of the band
An uploaded MP3 song file and band image
By entering, each band has made itself available to perform on the 4th,11th, 18th and 25th of August 2015 should they advance to the quarter, semi or final stages of the competition.
Microphones, guitar amp, base amp, drum kit (excluding cymbals), instrument DI’s, speakers and sound technician will be provided by the organizers. Any additional instruments or equipment must be supplied by the band.
Quay Four Battle of the Band sponsors and staff will not be held liable for the safe keeping, storage and loss or damage to any equipment belonging to entrants of the competition.
Bands are to be at the hosting sight (Quay Four, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront) by 18H00 on the day of their performance. Performance time slots will then be allocated to the entrants.
Entrants are kindly requested to stay until the final act has performed.
Bands must adhere to the performance time allowance of 20 minutes and change over time of 15 minutes.
The first band to perform will be allocated a 15 minute sound check.
Bands and their accompanying personnel are expected to behave in a professional and appropriate manner at all times whilst on the premises.
6. Winning Bands
Bands will be chosen to perform on stage at Quay Four for the Battle of the Bands based on;
The quality or potential quality of their overall sound
How well they play together as a band
Potential appeal to the audience
Bands who have won a slot to compete in the Quay Four Battle of the Bands will be announced via the Quay Four Battle of the Bands webpage and Facebook page on the 1st of May 2015. All bands will also be notified via email.
Bands advancing to the quarter finals will similarly be notified on 29 July 2015, semi finals on 12th of August and finals on 19th August 2015.
7. Limitation of Liability
By entering this competition you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Quay Four and its employees from any claims, losses and damages arising from your participation in this competition. The judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
Quay Four reserves the right to alter conditions as circumstances dictate.
By entering this competition, the winning band and its members consent to publicity as determined by the sponsors and organizers.