The second bank holiday and the penultimate heat of Battle of the Bands saw large crowds of music-fans filling Lynn’s Fenman Freehouse for another fantastic marathon of live music from local talent.
Acts travelled from as far as Attleborough and Norwich, all bringing their own following, to pit their musical talents against West Norfolk groups, who welcomed the new faces to the town.
Those who attended the event were treated to four hours of amazing live music, with the judges’ job made even more difficult through having to pick a winner from such a wide range of genres.
Organiser Triston Finnis said: “Secret From Richard kicked things off and their electronic indie/rock original sound was an instant hit.
“Local talented youngsters Wildfires were next up with a great mix of folk/pop covers and some amazing trumpet playing. Hip-hop soloist KC changed things completely with his mix of clever original verse and his own versions of classic and some slightly less classic covers.
“The fourth act up were The Indie 500s, their set was pure singalong terrace anthems and indie classics which had the whole venue rocking.”
He added: “Last but by no means least were brand new Lynn-based rock act Renegade. Their energetic set was split down the middle as frontman Jay Harrison emotionally performed his own solo tribute to former Birkenhed bandmate and close friend ‘The Legend’ John Brindle.”
After such passionate and emotional performances, it was a close call for the judges who eventually chose Secret From Richard and The Indie 500s to progress to the next round.