Downham venue for final heat of Battle of the Bands 2016

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Downham Market Club is the venue on Sunday for the ninth and final heat of the 2016 Twisted Melon Battle Of The Bands.

One final act will join Phoebe & Jay, Sacred Nations, Mammal Not Fish, Kat Brittain, Event Horizon, Among The Citizens, Chest Of Pogs, Chasin Vegas, Simon Benefer, Vulpes and last week’s winners Finding Ana in the semi-finals.



This three-part semi will begin on May 12 with a radio show on KL.FM 96.7.

All the acts will promote themselves and have their tracks played before voting goes live on the KL.FM website allowing you, the public, to become one of our judges.

Then on Sunday, May 15, at Chicago’s in Lynn and Sunday, May 22, at The Downham Market Club, we have our live semi-finals with six acts progressing to the final.

Festival Too then awaits for the winner and runner-up plus the best placed solo/duo.

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer

On Sunday it all kicks off from 4pm and, as usual, all ages are welcome at this great family friendly venue.

Here’s a run-down on the Heat 9 acts:


Couch are Chris Wooden (guitar/lead vocals), Andy Dorsett (guitar/lead vocals), Bradel Maguire (bass/vocals), Mark Thaxter (drums/vocals).

Rolodex of Gods

Rolodex of Gods

Formed back in 2012 in the sleepy village of Rougham, this Norwich-based pop-punk band also entered the competition in 2013 and had a great run, making the final Battle Of The Bands.


Rolodex Of Gods are Luke (vocals/guitar), Dave (bass) and Fez (drums).

This Norwich-based rock band have been together for about a year. The band describe themselves as “Grungy, Stoner Rock with a Prog twist. Weird chords and ghost notes... we like to let the music do the talking!”


Amy Palmer is a vocalist/guitarist/pianist, who despite her young age is a very seasoned performer. She is also part of the acoustic band with Ryan Hall called The Legacy. Amy, who attends Springwood High School in Lynn, started singing at the age ofseven. She then went on to learn the guitar with Jazz, and now still plays with Tommy Loose. Amy also learns piano with Sofia Ezequiel,

She has played many gigs on her own and part of the band and a duo alongside Ryan; she opened up the Jazz Ball Charity Fest with the band Notorious 4 and many more.


Dustbowl is a solo project featuring singer/songwriter Al Waldron on electric guitar.

Al is lead singer and songwriter with indie Mavericks Mighty Details and Americana legends Dustbowl Breakdown.

You can expect a stripped-back electric experience from this great Norwich-based musician.