And the Lord did say, "Lay down thy votes on those to be judged before thee".
Today as usual we have we have our all society meeting in MR4/5 from 1-2pm. We will be drawing running order for Heat 3 so at least one member of each band for tomorrow will need to be there, and a member from all other bands in the society. Credits will be available to buy!
Bandsoc exec xo
Comments and scores from the Judges can be read here.
For more live music, come along to Heat 3, same time, same venue.(Zephyr Lounge, 7.30pm)
As we come to the end of a very busy term 1 it's time to start looking ahead to Battle of the Bands 2017! Bandsoc has been running this event annually for many years and it's become a well-founded tradition, with 30 acts battling it out over the term for the grand prize of a free day in a studio and an entry in the Bandsoc Hall of Fame. The event will run every thursday Week 2 - Week 9, with the heats and semis in Zephyr Lounge and the grand final in Copper Rooms 1, This will be the only event we run as a society across the next term, so if you want to gig make sure you enter.
Sign ups are NOW OPEN.
We welcome all genres, acts, solo artists and of course bands. Please note every member of your band must have bought society membership and signed up for an account on our website. When you sign up please make sure you read through the rules and competition outline - there's some useful information there about how the competition works, how its judged and what you need to look out for. If you have any questions at all do drop the exec a message.
Sign ups will close on the first monday of term 2, however due to the large influx of new bands this term we may fill up all 30 slots earlier than normal, so make sure you sign up ASAP.
Each band must also email to the exec (email@example.com) by the end of registrations -
- Band Name
- A logo (dimensions 3x4)
- A Tagline
- A short (paragraph) description
- Your line up (all the instruments you have, how many vocals, any specific tech requirements. If this changes you must let the exec know)
Here are a few things to note -
- We encourage you to perform originals, covers will lose you marks
- Don't be worried about the judging, this is a great opportunity to get productive feedback on your performance and songwriting
- Set lengths are: Heats = 15 minutes, Semis/Finals = 20 minutes
- We will do a draw in week 1 to decide who's in what heat, then a weekly draw at the wednesday ASM to decide running and sound check orders for that weeks heat.
- Backline (Guitar/Bass amps, Drums and a keyboard) will be provided, as well as PA and a sound engineer. Just bring your instruments
Registration Deadline: Tuesday Week 1 (10/1/17)
Heat Draw: Wednesday Week 1 (11/1/17)
Heat 1: Thursday Week 2 (19/1/17)
Heat 2: Thursday Week 3 (26/2/17)
Heat 3: Thursday Week 4 (2/2/17)
Heat 4: Thursday Week 5 (9/2/17)
Curry Social with RAW (No Heat): Thursday Week 6 (16/2/17)
Heat 5: Thursday Week 7 (23/2/17)
Semi-final: Thursday Week 8 (2/3/17)
Final: Thursday Week 9 (9/3/17)
That's a lot of information! But be excited, BOTB is the biggest event we do all year and this is the largest student-run BOTB in the country. It's a great opportunity to stretch yourself musically, improve and of course have fun gigging. As always, if you have any questions get in touch.
Friendly reminder about our Curry Social on Thursday.
We're going to Millennium Balti in Leamington Spa.
We'll be there at 7.30 for some cheap curry and booze. Come have a lovely meal with your fellow musicians and friendly exec.
(and if you could just let us know via our facebook event that you're coming so we can let the restaurant know in plenty of time)
Hope to see you there :D
Just a quick reminder that we have a Jam Night tonight in The Graduate(next to the Dirty Duck)
Get there for 8 to sign up for a slot and the music commences at 8.15
Talk to people. Arrange practices and get yourselves working with others. And have fun whilst doing so!
Just a friendly reminder that we have our first gig of the Academic year tomorrow at Leamington's classiest drinking establishment, Kelsey's!
This will be the first live music event there since the refurb, so Bandsoc get to really break the stage in(please don't actually break it, I don't want to lose my job).
We've got, Instinct, Framed, Grain Death and Meeting Chico playing tomorrow, free entry, doors at 8pm.
For any freshers or people coming from campus, some exec will be about at the bus stops at 7.15, easily identifiable in their dashing exec polo tops, to help people find their way to the home of the Eliminator!
Hope to see a lot of you there,
To anyone lucky enough to have got themselves a place at Warwick this year - congratulations!!
Bandsoc is the place at Warwick for anyone who loves live music. We're already planning loads of exciting events for the start of term to make it easy for anyone to get involved and get a band together - so if you want in on this, make sure you give us a like here on Facebook, and check out our website & our Instagram!
We'll also have a stall at the Freshers Fair so make sure you come and say hi to us then!
For now, you can enjoy the footage from this year's Battle of the Bands Final - here are the winners of the competition, Meeting Chico.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt-YgKw_2fQ
Hope those of you who have finished exams are all enjoying yourselves! Good luck to those who are still going :)
Upcoming STH/Robin's Well/Acoustic CU Gig/Kasbah Cancelled
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Kasbah gig we were planning for Week 8 , but we're replacing these with 2 gigs in Week 9! On Tuesday we will be hosting a gig at Stewarts TapHouse again, and then Thursday we will be returning to Robin's Well. If you wish to play at either of these which will be 30 min slots, please email/Facebook in quickly as slots will be gone pretty quickly. Also we are looking for acoustic acts to play at a Summer BBQ gig hosted by the Christian Union on Friday Week 9, so again message in if you want to play.
Practice Room Revamp
Again we've added in a couple new features to the Practice Room so keep on respecting the room we're keeping set up with pristine kit for you guys.
Last Exit (Zephyr)
Week 10 we will be hosting the legendary annual gig that is Last Exit - A last gig for bands that will be graduating this year. Keep this in your calenders because it is certain to be an unforgettable night.
See you all soon!