<div class="ExternalClassE29C36F645E94A8A962825AC284FE6C2"><p>​</p><div class="ExternalClass3D044E0ADB8F4718B000340B1F3A66EE"><p>Saturday's in November will come alive as four bands take the stage each night and battle it out to win the coveted prize, which includes two full studio sessions with The Heritage Sound Recording Studio and the chance to work with SAMA award-winning engineer Rusti Rossouw to record their single. The prize is valued at R 10 000. The winning band will be chosen by representatives from Marshall Music. And that's not all; the winning band will be included in the line-up to perform as the opening act for big name bands Freshly Ground, Good Luck and Prime Circle at the V&A Waterfront's bigger and better New Year's Eve festivities. </p><p><strong>Date: </strong>Saturday 02 November 2013</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>18h00 – 20h00</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Llevado:</strong></span></p><p>Fresh faced and breaking onto the Cape Town scene, Llevado are on a mission to bring good music to people's ears. The band first got together in 2008 when the boys were just 17 years old. Their sound has been likened to that of Matchbox 20, Lighthouse and John Mayer because of their easy listening rock-based tunes. Having toured Joburg, and opened for acts like Straatligkinders, Mark Haze, The Graeme Watkins Project and Prime Circle, these guys are just getting started.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Blackstoneradio</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Blackstoneradio is a groove rock band from Cape Town. Established in Bellville in 2008, the band of four is JC Malengret (vocals), Francois Louw (guitar), Trevor Edwards (bass) and Dylan Haskin (drums). In an industry often characterized by overproduction, BSR's music echoes simpler times when the amplified guitar was purer and the vocal melodies hauntingly charismatic.   </p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mobbing Bali</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Mobbing Bali is a four piece Indie rock band from Durban originally, now based in Cape Town. The band boasts a new genre of indie music, with a talented vocalist, incredible guitar solos, interesting beats and groovy bass. Their ultimate goal is to get the audience dancing with them to their foot tapping head bopping indie music that only Mobbing Bali can provide.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Save It For the Weekend</strong></span></p><p>Save It For The Weekend is a four-piece band, with Matt O'Kelly on vocals and guitar, Gavin Wild on guitar, Alex Mayers on bass and Andrew Hoole on drums. All four members are current music students at the University of Cape Town. Over the time Save It For The Weekend has been together, the band has recorded a single and has worked with a number of well-established professionals in the South African music scene as well as further afield to refine their sound, including Dave Langemann and Theo Herbst.<strong> <br></strong></p><p><strong>Date: </strong>Saturday 9<sup>th</sup> November 2013</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>18h00 – 20h00</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Carla Conradie:</strong></span></p><p>Carla has been captivated by song-writing since 14, dedicating her whole life since then to music. Influenced by Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Lana Del Rey, Carla realises that it isnt easy to be a musician but is willing to pay her dues.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Stanford</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Stanford began when lead vocalist, Brigitte Stanford, decided to turn the poems she began writing at the age of 15, into songs. What followed were long nights perfecting and composing melodies with her writing team. Stanford is made up of the soulful Chris Lainis on electric guitar, the jazzy Gilmour Gordon on keyboard, Gareth "The Bird" Asch on bass and the "cool cat" Rosco Charles on drums. The band is an eclectic mix of people from very different walks of life united for one simple purpose - to have fun making music with real soul that has the ability to move hearts. </p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Purple Cry</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Purple Cry is a Cape Town based musical duo which explores genres of music ranging from alternative to progressive and acoustic rock. Formed by Licia Du Plessis and Marcel van der Westhuizen, the band members both hold a formal music education. Through their diverse influence of music from artists such as Radiohead, Damien Rice, Paramore, and John Mayer, the band creates a uniqueand versatile acoustic sound. Licia and Marcel describe their music as, "Dynamic, super sensitive or chilled, and very emotional, sometimes also quite loud. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Faye Gately:</strong></span></p><p>Faye Gatley is an independent recording artist and songwriter currently based in Port Elizabeth. In 2011 Faye released her debut album entitled "The Way I Play" consisting of 13 original tracks. In 2012, Faye made her international debut as one of twelve international independent artists featuring in the X-box game "A-Band". </p><p><strong>Date: </strong>Saturday 16<sup>th</sup> November 2013</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>18h00 – 20h00</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Inner State</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Inner State is a high school band that started from an initiative called School of Rock, which helps students start their own bands. Over the past 2 years the band has grown and changed, finally finding their perfect fit with the 5 boys. They have found their passion in Indie Rock music with a slight pop influence and are praised for their high energy and entertaining stage presence. To date they have 2 original songs recorded, their first song recorded and produced by new and rising local artist Matthew Mole who was their mentor last year. The bands original song, 'Let Go' won the most voted for song at the School of Rock battle of the bands competition in June.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Early Hours</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Early Hours are an Indie pop/rock band based in Cape Town and fronted by Englishman Jake Bennett. The 4 piece band released their debut self titled EP in mid 2013 which included the hit single "Back To Front". Early Hours list their influence as Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, Coldplay and the African sunrise. Their music is a blend of these bands, but includes something special to keep their sound original. </p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The Signal Rose</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>The Signal Rose is an alternative rock band from Cape Town. The band is made of Shaun Berry on vocals and guitars, Mark Nathyn on bass and Niel Walters on drums. They have just released their debut album "Distance means nothing", produced by Dylan Keyser at Flipside Music. Their music can be described as melodic alternative rock, energetic and moody at times.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Room of Phonics:</strong></span></p><p>Room Of Phonics is a local band from the Mother City. The band formed 4 years ago but began performing as of February 2013. Recently having won the "Battle of the Bands" at The Jolly Roger Plumstead the band is now looking to further reach the rest of Cape Town with their fresh new sound. They love and enjoy moving and rocking with the crowd, and appreciate any and every ounce of support during their performances. </p><p><strong>Date: </strong>Saturday 23<sup>rd</sup> November 2013</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>18h00 – 20h00</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Long Time Citizens</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Long Time Citizen is a music project by Cape Town musicians Greg Donnelly and Anton Marshall. The multi-instrumentalist duo has expanded for bigger, more dedicated stage performances with Lance Brandow on the drums, and Willim Welsyn on electric guitar. With this line up they played the Rolling Stone stage at Up The Creek this year, as well as the Cape Town International Tattoo Convention.</p><p><br> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The Rat Rods</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>The Ratrod Cats' sound is a mix of rock 'n roll, country, rhythm and blues and be described as of great party music. The Cats' musical influences are vast from the legends of the 1950s and '60s. Riding a wave of success which has seen them performing on major line ups around Cape Town and capturing the attention of heavyweight Rolling Stone magazine-backed events the Ratrods Cats are the band to watch. They have just released thir debut album, Come On Snake, Let's Rattle.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Rob Thomas</strong></span><strong>:</strong></p><p>Rob Thomas is a guitarist, singer songwriter based in Cape Town. Rob has performed his blues and rock music at a number of South African music festivals and music venues. In July to mid August 2011, Rob Thompson played his debut tour of the USA, playing a number of shows as well as touring with Ray Fuller (USA blues legend, who has played with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.) </p><p><strong>The finals!</strong></p><p><strong>Date: </strong>Saturday 30<sup>th</sup> November 2013</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>18h00 – 20h00</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Touch:</strong></span></p><p>Touch formed 2 years ago while as the church band for the St. Matthew's Catholic Church in their hometown, Bonteheuwel. So far, the band has played at local jazz events, entered competitions and even hosted their own events in order to raise funds to buy their own instruments and equipment. Audiences love them and they have managed to acquire a small following, one of which invited them to play at a major COSATU event at City Hall this year. </p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>5 Levels Up:</strong></span></p><p>5 Levels Up have shown a promise of being one of the most entertaining live bands in Cape Town since their very first gig. The band showcases some of the best unknown talent in Cape Town with band members ranging in the age of 20 to 40. In 2010 they were invited to the Grahamstown Nation Arts Festival where they shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the SA music industry. 5 levels up play a variety of cover songs of every genre and also have original songs which they play given the opportunity. In 2012 they were invited to be the headline act at the Bloemhof Disaster music festival to raise funds for a storm stricken area in the Free State, South Africa. </p><p><br> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Epiphany:</strong></span></p><p>Adding songs to their folder and rehearsing intensely, Epiphany quickly came to learn from each other and became a tight unit within the space of a month. Since the beginning of January 2013, the band began their performances and has performed at successful gigs in and around Cape Town.</p></div></div><img alt="" height="400" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/News%20Images/Blackstoneradio_2.jpg?Width=400&Height=400" width="400" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2013-10-31T22:00:00Z



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