Bands battle it out
EVERYTHING was going well for local youth band, Bring the Rain, until popular madcap rockers, Bluejuice, announced a new show in Coffs Harbour in January.
Bring the Rain is among three finalist in a bedroom webcast battle of the bands and if they attract enough votes, the final will be held in a Coffs Harbour backyard.
One of the incentives for people to vote for the competing bands is to go to the final in their home town, where Bluejuice will be the headlining act.
“Either way we’re in the final,” Bring the Rain lead singer Joel Fisher said.
“It would be cool to travel, but it would also be cool to have the final here. We’re pretty chilled about it.”
The band is sitting in second place on the ‘buzz chart’, which measures interest in each of the three finalist bands in the Red Bull Backyard Jam competition.
To win the right to host the final, Bring the Rain fans and those who want to experience Bluejuice in a local backyard need to vote online at www.redbullbedroomjam.com.au.
On the website, you can view the Bring the Rain webcast and videos and decide if you want to support them.
Joel describes their music as ‘sort of like alternative rock; still punchy, but not too brutal’.
“Vote for us and you could have an awesome time at the gig. Partake and you shall receive,” Joel said.
Bring the Rain was formed in July and another rhythm guitarist Sam Rogan has just joined the band.
They are preparing for the final appearance, wherever it is, “by practising our butts off, getting the songs tightened and we’re getting the stage antics fixed.
“Don’t get me wrong, we’re not like a boy band; all co-ordinated, but we like to put on a good show,” he said.