King’s Lynn Battle of the Bands intensifies at live show

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After seven nail-biting heats which saw acts battling for their place in the competition, this Friday will see the Battle of the Bands semi-finals take place live on air with KLFM.

The 11 semi-finalists will be pitted against each other in this second round of the competition, which will see them fighting for a place in the final of the Battle Of The Bands 2014.

This round will see acts taking to the airwaves in a live show hosted by daytime presenter Ryan Taylor and the Live Session’s Rose and Triston on KLFM between 7pm and 9pm.

Triston Finnis, competition organiser, said: “Each act will have the chance to showcase themselves with their latest track, as well as their own unique one minute promo.

“At the end of the live show voting goes live at where the public have the chance to check out all the tracks and promo’s before placing your vote. Last year we had over 27,000 votes.”

First up in the semi-final are ‘stampy’ English folk ensemble Addisons Uncle who combine original, local story telling, with vocal harmonies, guitars, fiddle, ukulele, percussion and bass.

Common Youth is a new alternative, synth-rock, five-piece band based in Lynn and Peterborough who boast a sound which fuses rock with pop melodies, synth hooks and with catchy chant-along choruses.

Dirty Little Rebel have no problem with being offensive, rebellious and a little bit different from the rest while bringing back the raw energy and punk attitude to the music scene.

Newly-formed local band, East Angles Brass Band are the brainchild of local talented musician and music teacher David Maddison who brings something very different to the competition.

Last years finalists, From The Sticks, are becoming a must-see band across the area as they continue on a mission to bring you the stories of life, from the serious to the comical.

Phoenix Calling have already shared the stage with The First, We Are Fiction, Tu Amore and Fights and Fires, and made it through to the next round despite being without a drummer for the evening.

Last year’s semi-finalists, Secret From Richard, give a polished and dynamic stab at alternative rock, with the odd excursion into indie progressive.

The Indie 500’s are a Norwich based indie cover band who perform energetic terrace anthems with their own unique style and top quality musicianship.

The Mojo Slide are musicians united in their passion for blues-inspired, alternative music. They write all their own music and play a mixture of classic rock ‘n’ roll with a hand full of covers.

Vex return as an accomplished funk band for the third time after a break in 2013. The addition of bass player and vocalist, Sam Cook, seems to have given the talented act even more punch.

Terrington St Clement based Will B is an artist, writer and producer who performs an eclectic mix of popular covers to compliment his array out original tracks.

Triston added: “It’s amazing to see so many original acts going toe-to-toe with the cover acts that the pub venues tend to prefer.

“I love both original and cover artists but its nice to see that acts writing their own material are filling venues and finally getting recognition within the local scene.”

The voting is live until the results show on Monday, June 16, at 7pm on KLFM, when the three acts with the most votes progress to the final. The judges will then choose a further three acts to make up the six-band final.

Triston said: “The final is on Friday, June 27, at Lynn’s Corn Exchange, a perfect curtain raiser to Festival Too. Both the winner and runner-up will perform.”

Tickets for the final are £2.