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Rosie takes top place

[Friday 02 October 2009]
Doug Wallace, Lead singer of winning band Rosie

A three piece band from Pateley Bridge retained their top slot at this month’s Battle of the Bands in Northallerton.

Six local bands showcased their talents to over 250 local young people at the Hambleton Forum and a panel of judges from Connecting Youth Culture. And young people at the event were also allowed a say – their votes counted for 50% of the final marks.

But it was ‘Rosie’ that won the battle for the second time in succession and walked away with a one day recording session, a three hour mentoring session and a £50 Rock Box voucher.

They beat off competition from Leaving Fortune who received a £20 Rock Box voucher, Except Sanity who received a £10 Rock Box voucher, ATOM and Streetlights.

This was the second of this year’s battles organised by Hambleton District Council, with support from Connecting Youth Culture. The event is sponsored by Broadacres as part of its commitment to young people in the community.

“Working with Broadacres means we can provide fun and entertaining events for local young people in a controlled environment,” said Hambleton’s Arts Development Officer, Kate Staines.

“Its support means we are able to provide a great night without the need for high entrance fees which can be a barrier to many young people.”

The next Battle of the Bands takes place on Friday February 26, 2010.

More information contact Kate Staines on 01609 767203 or kate.staines@hambleton.gov.uk

  • Rosie’ donated the recording session to runners up ‘Leaving Fortune’ as they have their own recording equipment.

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