Smokefreerockquest National Final in Hamilton This Saturday

September 21st 2012
See the crème of New Zealand youth music at the Smokefreerockquest National Final. They've performed in town halls from Whangarei to Invercargill and now the top eight bands play off for a huge prize package that gives them a flying start to make it on the Kiwi music scene.

See the crème of New Zealand youth music at the Smokefreerockquest National Final. They've performed in town halls from Whangarei to Invercargill and now the top eight bands play off for a huge prize package that gives them a flying start to make it on the Kiwi music scene.


The top eight who will play off at the National Final in Hamilton on September 22 2012:

Luke and Amberly, Kamo High School, Whangarei an acoustic duo who play pop with their own twist.

Indi, ACG Senior College, Auckland, a singer-songwriter with music and lyrics that already won an award.

Intone, Glendowie College, Auckland an alternative duo with a fresh and different sound.

Sunday Best, St. Peter's School, Cambridge, a quirky indie band who enjoy creating music that is infectious and makes you want to groove.

Noriac, Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth, a four piece progressive metal instrumental band.

A Bit Nigel, Taupo-Nui-A-Tia College, Taupo are building on the harmonies and melodic songs that got them into the top six bands last year with a more rocky sound.

Culture Kids, Wanganui High School & Wanganui City College play new age funk pop with a few jazzy chords in the mix to create their tight sound.

New Vinyl, Nelson College, a quirky three-piece band with a folk jazz sound and an unusual combination of instruments including double bass and piano accordion.


Guest acts: Zowie and The Jury and the Saints.

 

The prize at stake: Smokefreerockquest powered by Rockshop, has a prize package that includes musical gear to the value of $10,000 from NZ Rockshops and their suppliers, a NZ On Air new recording and music video grant worth over $10,000, a place on the NZ On Air Kiwi Hit Disc, a radio promotional support for a single, and video play on youth music channel FOUR. There is also the MAINZ Scholarship for outstanding musicianship, theAPRA Lyric Award, the Lowdown Best Song Award and the Smokefree Women's Musicianship Award.

The other bands who made the top 20 were: A Bit Nigel - Taupo, Aftershock - Rotorua, Back to the Remedy - Wairarapa, Culture Kids - Whanganui, Eden Roberts - Auckland, Front Back and Sides - Wairarapa, Half Mountain - Canterbury, Indi - Auckland, Intone - Auckland, Luke and Amberley - Northland, Mirum - Canterbury, New Vinyl - Nelson, Noriac - Taranaki, Scamp & Yeah - North Shore, Sunday Best - Waikato, The Fletcherz - Central Otago, The Great Moon Hoax - North Shore, The Teleprompters - Auckland, Vivid - Auckland, Young and Reckless - Auckland

 

Smokefreerockquest National Final 

Founders Theatre, Hamilton, Saturday 22 September

Tickets are $10, doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

 

www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz

 

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