The Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) - a centralised Local Authority service in the Children’s Services directorate which serves Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster – presented a stunning Battle of the Bands Finale at Bush Hall on Wednesday 25th January, in partnership with The Rhythm Studio.
The event was organised to help support secondary school music education and to provide incredible life opportunities for talented musicians. Of the acts who auditioned, seven were chosen for the finale:
- Six:45, from Holland Park, Kensington Aldridge Academy & The Rhythm Studio
- Gabriel, from Westminster Academy
- Pink Flamingo, from Sacred Heart High School
- Tiarnan, from Chelsea Academy & The Rhythm Studio
- Strike, from West London Free School
- Myla, from Holland Park & The Rhythm Studio
- Rudy's Theory, from Sacred Heart High School
Plus there was a guest performance from last year's winner, Ezria Rolfe!
They performed to a sell-out crowd and a celebrity judging panel which featured Cerys Matthews (BBC broadcaster and Catatonia), Will Doyle (Palma Violets), Paul Stewart (The Feeling) and Steve Abbott (artist management - Lang Lang, Decca etc.). The judges were blown away by the quality and high standard of all the acts and praised their teachers and schools for producing such professional-level artists.
Prizes were awarded for Best Original Song to Pink Flamingo; for Star Performer to Gabriel; for Outstanding Musicians to Strike; and for Outstanding Vocalist to Tiarnan. The title of grand winner was awarded to Rudy's Theory!
Please scroll down for a selection of photos from the event (photos copyright Sheila Burnett).
All photos from the event can be found here
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Judges Cerys Matthews, Will Doyle & Paul Stewart
A sell-out crowd enjoying the event
Grand prize winners, Rudy's Theory
Ezria Rolfe - last year's winner making a guest appearance