Sunday 22nd April 2007


Saturday 21st April Evershot saw the much anticipated return of Battle of the Bands! The six bands played to a packed hall. Our three professional music judges faced an impossible challenge as all the bands were well rehearsed and confident on stage and sounding brilliant thanks to our old friends Richard and Henry from MES sound.

MANTRA back this year with new front girl Sabrina who wowed us with ‘Teenage Kicks’ – always difficult to play first but the audience made up for it by turning up early and giving plenty of support.

ASTRONAUTS AND PARACHUTES the judges favourites captivated their audience with their well polished and professional set, who generously invited all the bands on stage to enjoy the winning moment.

THE FREE RADICALS played a high-energy set which got the crowd jumping.

TAKE IT AS RED looked like old pros, working the crowd, in true rock ‘n’ roll style and were very comfortable having played the hall before.

THE MAUVES had the looks and the attitude of any great indie band and certainly got the judges attention. Great to see another girl on stage.

SUCK MY BAND don’t let the name fool you, this sophisticated theatrical art-house rock-outfit delivered one of the most original sets led by Liam’s incredible gothic vocal talents. Would love to see their next gigs with eccentric costumes.

A great many thanks to Val Crabb, Andrew Dickson and Paul Lashmarfor their thorough and considered judging. And to all the band-on crew.

Come back soon and see more pictures of the event, and the new BATTLE of the BANDS shield which has pride of place in the Village Hall.

If anyone took pictures of the night then please email them to us and we will put them online.