Battle of the Bands heads out to Long Sutton for Heat 6

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This Sunday, Twisted Melon makes its first-ever visit to Palmers Ale House and Kitchen in Long Sutton for Heat 6 of Battle Of The Bands.

Two solo acts and two bands compete for the right to join Phoebe and Jay, Event Horizon, Sacred Nations, Chasin Vegas, Kat Brittain, Chest Of Pogs, Mammal Not Fish and Among The Citizens in the semi-finals.

Triston Finnis, of Twisted Melon Promotions, writes:

“All those getting through will appear on the live KLFM 96.7 radio show semi-final, as well as at one of two shows at the Downham Market Club and Chicago’s in Lynn.

“Three acts then ultimately re-form in front of thousands at this summer’s Festival Too programme on Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place.

“Sunday’s entertainment kicks off at 4.30pm, it’s free entry and all ages are welcome.” Here are the competing acts:

Simon Benefer

Simon Benefer


Take Aim consists of four young local musicians who have been together for a couple of years. During that time they have accumulated a growing following and are always invited back wherever they perform. Georgia, the band’s singer, fronts the band backed by Sam on bass, Harry on guitar and Sam on drums, with their ages ranging between 15 and 16.


Simon is well known on the local scene performing with bands Jessie’s Ghost and Kingdom Keys. This extremely accomplished musician and music tutor has recently started performing solo and covers artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Ed Sheeran and James Bay.

Soham De

Soham De


Soham is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter who started writing when he was only 10. A few years later, he and two other friends started a little band which didn’t really go too well, but it did provide a sort of stimulus to write more music. From there, he started writing regularly.

Influenced by artists like Ben Howard and Newton Faulkner, Soham got intrigued in their guitar style and songwriting.

Since then, it’s been (it still is) a process of trying to find what he wants from music and what kind of music makes him happy, in terms of writing and performing.



Soham has supported Gabrielle Aplin at the UEA while on her English Rain UK tour, and performed at venues such as The Bedford, The Waterfront, The Junction and Selwyn College, as part of Cambridge University’s 2015 May Ball. He’s also had radio play of many of his songs, including mutiple plays (and live performances) on BBC introducing in Norfolk, among other radio stations.


Tantris are Tristan Hall, Josh Greene and Rich Matthews, a three-piece act from Ely and Huntingdon. They play alternative rock, blues, indie and rockabilly and their influences range from Jimi Hendrix to the Arctic Monkeys and the Stray Cats.