Five student bands from across East Anglia battled it out in the Grand Final of a battle of the bands competition “ONE BAND” which was held at One’s state of the art performance space on Friday 15th March. The competition was organised by Level 3 BTEC Music students as part of their Music Marketing and Promotion coursework.
All finalist bands are currently studying at local high schools in year 10 or 11. Moral Code (Claydon), Back to the Point (Copleston), The Rest is Noise (Farlingaye), The Profile (Tendring Technology College), and Overload (Stowmarket High) competed in front of a panel of music industry judges for a range of top prizes.
On the judging panel were Graeme McLoughlin (of BBC Radio Suffolk Introducing), Cad Taylor (of CSV Media and member of local band These Are End Times), Michelle Hughes (Assistant Principal at Suffolk One) and Chris King (Director of Planet Music Academy, the event’s main sponsor).
All the bands performed amazingly and it was a really tough decision for the judges to have to choose between them. The winning band was an energetic three piece punk band from Copleston, Back to the Point. They won a studio recording session at Planet Music and also a performance slot at this year’s Music In The Park on July 7th.
The runners-up were the hugely entertaining The Rest is Noise from Farlingaye High School, who received a £100 gift voucher for Planet Music.
Also guest starring at the event was One’s very own Polar Collective; a mixture of current and ex-students.
We look forward to hearing more from these promising bands and hope to see some of their members on our music courses next year!