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Diverse line-up for latest Battle of Bands in King’s Lynn

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The heat is on this Sunday when a Lynn pub will host the next round of Battle of the Bands as five acts compete for the chance to play in front of thousands at Festival Too.

The previous three heats have seen Will B, Vex and The Mojo Slide chosen as winners from rounds held at Terrington’s King William pub, The Maid’s Head and The Rathskeller in Lynn.

Round four will see the most diverse range of acts yet, with rock, folk, swing, electro and even a brass band lined up to play at The Fenman Freehouse in front of the judges.

Resident judges Paul Heath and KL.FM’s Rosina Newdick will be joined by ‘Mr Nasty’ Tristan Long, of The Yesterdays, and Ollie Heath, of former winning band Jessie’s Ghost.

First up is Addison’s Uncle, an English folk ensemble who combine original, local story telling, with vocal harmonies, guitars, fiddle, ukulele, percussion and bass. Two of their members, Joe Hartley and Aaren Bennett, will be performing for the fourth year in a row in various bands and were joint winners last year with Whole Lotta Hair.

Lynn band, Dead Horse, play covers of classic rock, punk and metal tunes in their own unique style.

Their hard, heavy and loud rock got them all the way to the area finals of last years MMG National Battle of the Bands competition.

Gifford are a young pop, funk and easy listening band who are already making waves around local venues. The band is made up of four friends, Brendan Gifford, Luke Palmer, Adam Whitby and Aaron Birt.

East Angles Brass Band are a newly-formed local band who are very different to anything else you will witness in this competition. The brainchild of local musician and music teacher, David Maddison, the band consists of two trumpets, two saxophones, two trombones and a drummer.

Disabled Angel are a three-piece alternative, electro and rock act from Holbeach. Made up of three friends, the band features vocalist and guitarist Jimi Goldswain, bassist and vocalist Ash Harding and drummer Ashley ‘Tommo’ Thompson.

It all kicks off at 6.30pm at the newly refurbished Fenman Freehouse, opposite the Lynn Railway Station – entry is free and all ages are welcome.

 

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