Local bands aim for world stage

STANDING on a stage performing your own music to an audience in excess of two million people – it sounds like something almost completely out of reach for Coffs Coast bands – until now.

Local rock star wannabes will ultimately have a chance to live their dream when the Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) comes to town later this year.

The Coffs Coast will be holding its very own heat for the competition, which is widely recognised as the world’s biggest and most respected live music competition for unmanufactured bands playing their own original music.

In a show of support for youth and music on the Coffs Coast, the cultural and community development branch of the Coffs Harbour City Council has donated a cash prize of $400.

Entrants will have the chance to compete against 12,000 musicians from more than 30 countries, to a potential audience in excess of 2 million – and that’s without mentioning the TV, radio and other media coverage.

Winners will enjoy a prize pool worth almost $100,000 as well as invaluable exposure – previous winners have been signed with EMI and Warner Brothers and Universal.

Entries are being taken now for the event. Any local bands interested in representing the Coffs Coast overseas, should contact GBOB now so they don’t miss the heat at the Seaview Tavern on May 1.

Email redletter@bigpond.com or phone (02) 9519 3978 for details.



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