So now we have it... the line-up for this year’s final in the Twisted Melon Battle of the Bands.
Six groups are through after two hours of top quality music in the special KL.FM show in the semi-final on Friday evening, hosted by Triston Finnis of Twisted Melon and Rose Newdick of Festival Too.
Winning the public vote were (in order) Fazed, On the Level and The B Sides.
Joining that trio in the final are the three groups chosen by the judges: Kingdom Keys, The Thinking Men and Morganway.
Triston Finnis writes: “The semi-final show went amazingly with every act providing imaginative and individual promo’s to to go with their chosen tracks.
“Once the voting opened on Friday evening it was down to the acts to to promote themselves.
“It was no surprise Fazed won the vote as they could be seen all over West Norfolk doing impromptu acoustic gigs, singing for votes.
“People have differing ideas about how the competition should be judged. Some argue you’ll not get anywhere in the music business if you can’t promote yourself; others say it should be based purely on talent.
“With that in mind this competition covers all angles. three acts via the public vote then a further three decided by our judging panel.
“The judging panel this year was Rose Newdick from Festival Too, professional folk musician Paul Heath, Tristan Long of The Tornado’s and The Yesterdays, music journalist Jon Seymour and Philip Pearson from last year’s winning act Addison’s Uncle.
“To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Festival Too and its links to local music we are very pleased to announce that this year’s final will take place during the Festival Too fortnight on the afternoon of Sunday, June 28.
“Look out for future Festival Too announcements for more details.”
Jon Seymour, who has reviewed the heats for the Lynn News – and judged on occasions – said this week: “It was a good show and I really enjoyed it. The standard was very high throughout.
“Fazed won the public vote and they certainly worked hard for it, promoting themselves around King’s Lynn on Saturday.”