So then, heat number two. Four more acts lined up on the bill to bid for a place in the semi-final, and once again the quality of the acts was outstanding, writes Jon Seymour.
That was the scene on Sunday when Twisted Melon’s Battle of the Bands was staged at Dr Thirsty’s in Lynn.
It fell to Tickin Boxes to get proceedings under way, and what a way to get things going. Playing a mix of their own material and covers, the band showed a lot of diversity in their short set.
They recently added another dimension to their sound with Zelda Finch on vocals. This was their first live show with the new line up, and once they got going it was a lot of fun.
I will admit to having somewhat of a soft spot for a full on rock band, and that is exactly what The Killing Culture served up.
The band delivered a mixture of covers and original material, and went down well with the crowd. There were also some unusual covers, including Wolfmother and a cracking version of Velvet Revolver’s Slither.
Act three came in the shape of the Kat Brittain Band, consisting of some well-known local musicians, and a couple of backing singers.
It seemed that it was to be a night of unconventional covers, and there were many eyebrows raised when it was announced that the band were going to play Eminem’s Lose Yourself.
Finally, coming all the way from Essex were Colchester’s Chasing Vegas. An indie rock act with an interesting sound, and an image to match. Their set was entirely original material, and wholly enjoyable. It’s hard to think of anyone to compare them with, as they’re quite unique.
It was always going to be a tight heat, so much so, that there was a draw. Kat Brittain and Chasing Vegas were the acts through to the next stage, although it could have gone any way.
Bring on heat three, which is on Saturday, March 12, at the Downham Market Club, and watch out for the Lynn News preview next week.