Downham Market Club was the setting for the latest, and last Battle Of The Bands heat, and this was the loudest heat to date, writes Jon Seymour.
With just one slot remaining, it was going to be a tough heat for sure.
Getting things underway were Kashmire, an alternative/hard rock band. The played a set compromising of covers, due to their regular guitarist having to drop out. Ollie Heath from Jessie’s Ghost was kind enough to fill in though, and their set was a lot of fun. It was a great way to get everyone warmed up and it was a strong performance.
Dereham’s Shock! Hazard are a must for any old school rock fan. They’re a power trio that are right up there in your face.
They’re loud, brash, and low down and dirty. Their energy is unrivalled, and their music shows no compromise. You have to see these guys to really appreciate them. Their set was strong, and I’m sure there were quite a few people who were left wondering what had just happened.
Third on the bill were recently formed band Kingdom Keys. As regular readers will already know, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding this band at the moment, and deservedly so. They started out a little uncertain, but they quickly found their rhythm and delivered a great performance.
Last up were Black Shuk, a young band with a big noise. Three band members shared lead vocals, including the drummer, which made for an interesting set. They also started out a little nervous, but again once they’d found their groove, they kicked it into high gear. This is definitely a band to keep an eye on.
So that’s that.
The heats are all over, and it was Kingdom Keys who took the last available slot in next Friday’s semi-final.