Heat 4 of the Battle of the Bands competition was one of the most dramatic yet, when we all headed down to the King William in Terrington to watch the latest crop of acts vying for a place in the next round.
There was an eleventh hour change to the line-up due to Adamm Whitby dropping out at the last minute, but more on that later.
First up, it was down to covers band Chest of Pogs to start the evening off. They blitzed through a set consisting of classic rock covers from several decades, and it was a great way to get things up and running. What’s more, the bar had been well and truly set.
It was down to Sally-Anne Pottle to keep things going. She arrived at the venue having had just three hours to get ready and prepare a set list.
Sally-Anne has been a regular in the competition, and she’s come so far in such a short time. The transformation is incredible, and if she continues to grow the way she has been, we’ll be seeing her in the finals before too long.
Finally, with Isabella Rose Smith having had to withdraw due to illness, there was only one act left, and what a way to end the evening. Christian Smith and the Whistlers are a country influenced band from Chatteris.
It’s good to see this competition attracting bands from outside of the area, as we get to see acts we might otherwise miss. Their set was almost all of their own material, with just a couple of covers thrown in, and they had everyone dancing along.
After much head scratching from the judges, it was Chest of Pogs that emerged victorious, and are through to the next stage of the competition. Things are definitely hotting up.