West Norfolk Battle of the Bands first round

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The Wildfowler in Terrington St Clement was the venue to get this year’s Battle of the Bands contest underway.

Given the task of opening the proceedings were Falling From Trees, a trio of siblings from Norwich whose mix of acoustic folk and vocal harmonies was a great way to get things started. Their set was largely original material, and very enjoyable.

Next up were Fazed, a band from Holbeach that has recently added a drummer. It was a welcome addition to the band and the amount of potential this band has to do great things is incredible.

They may still have a little more growing to do, but they are certainly making the right noises. They played a mix of covers and original material, and their own songs belie their young age.

Mark Baldwin is a folk/punk singer and songwriter from King’s Lynn, and has a great attitude. He even asked the crowd to shut up while he was singing.

The crowd was a tough one, but he worked them every chance he got, and put so much effort into his entire performance. He can write some really great songs, too.

Last up were Summer Louise and Sally-Ann Pottle, two young ladies from King’s Lynn with one guitar and two great voices. They put the set together with little time for preparation, and it showed. That said, their biggest problem is them lacking in self-belief. There were flashes of brilliance from both, and their harmonies were spot on. With the right guidance and a big dose of self-confidence, they could be really good.

After the judges had voted there were joint winners, so Fazed and Falling From Trees are through to the semi finals, and deservedly so. Let’s see what Heat Two has to offer.