Empire Hotel Battle of the Bands
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

MIDNIGHT RUMBLE

Jim Beam and Empire Hotel presents:

MIDNIGHT RUMBLE – BATTLE OF THE BANDS

  • First round Thursday 1st August, 2019 with first band on from 9pm
  • Two participating bands each week plus two resident bands. FOUR bands playing every week!
  • Free entry
  • Student friendly

Are you are part of an unsigned and unrepresented alternative, indie, punk, funk or rock band and keen to get your time on stage and a chance to win some massive prizes? Then get amongst the very first MIDNIGHT RUMBLE – BATTLE OF THE BANDS at Empire Hotel.

There will be $1000 cash and a day in the recording studio going to the winner and $500 cash to the runner-up.

Starting Thursday the 1st August with eight weekly rounds culminating in the Grand Final on 26th September, 2019. Two bands will be selected to play each week and the four finalists will be notified the week before the Grand Final.

  • Eight weekly rounds commencing Thursday 1st August with Grand Final on Thursday 26th September
  • Huge prizes: $1000 cash and a day in the recording studio going to the winner and $500 cash to the runner-up
  • Two bands selected to play each week with the top four selected to participate in the Grand Final  (selected and notified week prior to Grand Final)
  • Voting will be 60% judge and 40% audience

If you think your band has got what it takes, check out the full entry and judging criteria below and fill out the registration form.

  • Unsigned and unrepresented bands
  • Attending uni, college or 18-25 yr old
  • Genres: alternative, indie, punk, funk or rock
  • Ability to self-promote, bring a crowd and be available any Thursday night between 1st August and 26th September 2019

Voting will be 60% judge and 40% audience

Planning 25% – 10 points

  • Well rehearsed
  • Lyrics and song structure learnt
  • Set list well constructed
  • Instruments in tune and is the band starting on time
  • Self promotion to get fans to the show

Presentation 25% – 10 points

  • Stage presence and showmanship/crowd interaction and banter
  • Dressed appropriately and uniqueness
  • Attitude befitting the occasions and genre
  • Attendance to view the other competing band

Performance Quality 25% – 10 points

  • Confidence
  • Musician interaction with other band members and audience
  • Ability to overcome any problems during the performance

Originality 25% – 10 points

  • Material – do the songs fit the set, do the songs fit the genre
  • Lyrical integrity – is the song well-written and lyrical content relevant and clarity
  • Songwriting – Interesting chord progression, melody and harmony
  • Improvisation

Band Registration

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HOTEL OPENING HOURS

7 days, 11.00am – late

SERVING FOOD

7 days, 11.30am – late

BOOTH BOOKINGS

Phone: (07) 3852 5000

THE EMPIRE HOTEL

339 Brunswick Street (Corner of Brunswick & Ann Streets)
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006

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