Downham Market Club was the battleground chosen for heat three of this year’s Battle of the Bands on Sunday and the high standard of the acts continued to impress, writes Jon Seymour.
Getting the evening under way was singer/songwriter Kolin Durier, a story teller who used a lot of different effects with his guitar to produce some interesting sounds.
His lyrics are very personal and it was easy to tell that his music came from the heart, and the set was very intimate.
It fell to Two and a Half Days to continue the momentum, and they did just that. Having been together for around a year now, they’ve polished bits here and tightened things up there, but still maintain a laid-back feel in their style. Their set was a mix of different genres, too.
Event Horizon were third to take the floor, and when you see several amps rolling out into the room, you know it’s about to get loud, and it did, and then some.
In fact, at times the club wasn’t big enough to contain them and we were hit with a big wall of sound. They were energetic, and they certainly made sure everyone was awake.
The final act on the bill were Sacred Nations, a band formed from the ashes of last year’s finalists Fazed. Considering that they’ve not been together that long, they’ve really come a long way.
They’ve re-worked their material and they even brought a new song to the competition, playing it live for the first time, and if that’s the standard we’re to expect, then there are big things in store.
Once again it was an incredibly close heat, and for the second time in a row there was a tie with both Event Horizon and Sacred Nations going through to the semi-finals stage of the competition and a step closer to taking the overall title.