<div class="ExternalClass1373F9E0BDB04F3B8CE18A9A3CCFA771"><p>​Andy Warhol proclaimed we all get 15 minutes of fame, but for talented Cape Town bands who heed the call to 'Take the Stage' there is a lot more in store. Entering the competition won't cost a cent and could catapult your band to superstardom.</p><p>The V&A Waterfront and Marshall Music are looking for South Africa's next hot and happening band, regardless of their musical genre.</p><p>The winning band will get the chance to play live to one of the biggest audiences in South Africa at the V&A's annual New Year's Eve celebration. The band will also walk away with a Marshall Music voucher to the value of R5000 and an AKG Professional D5 microphone for the lead vocalist.  </p><p>Last year's winners, Early Hours had this to say about their win, "It was a coming of age for us. It opened our eyes to the world of music in a way we'd only seen in magazines."</p><p>Three preliminary rounds will take place in November, before the final on 13 December, and each of the entrants will be given the opportunity to perform live on the V&A Waterfront's Amphitheatre stage.</p><p>Bands will be judged on musicality which includes song arrangements, artistic ability, originality and presentation, performance, stage dominance and confidence.</p><p>To enter, all you have to do is send one song and the band's biography to <a href="mailto:gavin@realwiredmusic.com"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">gavin@realwiredmusic.com</span></a> or <a href="mailto:ruth@realwiredmusic.com"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">ruth@realwiredmusic.com</span></a>. Alternatively, you can call Real Wired Music on 021 532 2180, entries close 17 October 2014.</p></div>2014-09-24T22:00:00Z



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