Battle of the Bands heat seven took place at the Rathskeller on Sunday and the music on offer was really diverse.
All of the bands were very different from each other and so it made for an interesting heat.
Due to Brightside cancelling at the 11th hour, we were treated to a set by Two And A Half Days.
The band’s name stemmed from how long the band had been together before playing this show, and with great original songs and an interesting sound they did very well indeed.
Keep an eye on this band for sure.
Following on was duo Kat and Max, and an electric guitar-oriented covers set was what followed, and Kat has an amazing voice with some real soul.
Max’s guitar playing too was faultless, and together they delivered a solid performance.
It just seemed that sometimes you were waiting for a drum beat to kick in, but that really was the only possible criticism.
Third on the bill was the Lewis Murphy Band, an indie trio with a modern sound.
This was another set with original material, and again a very solid performance.
The songs were well written and their newer material suited them a little more.
A bit of interaction with the audience wouldn’t have gone amiss, but it was an enjoyable set.
Last up were On The Level, a female fronted, rock covers band.
Any band that comes out and plays Don’t Stop Believing as their first song is making a statement, and they nailed it.
They kept their foot on the gas the whole way through and the energy they put into their performance was relentless.
So a good contest which could have gone any way.
But it was On The Level that took the semi-final place after the judges had deliberated.
With only one more heat to go, things are really getting interesting now.