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Posted 11 Mar 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Though the euphoric peaks of heat five, the semi final and the final have come and gone, you could be fogiven for thinking that the competition has ended....

You are wrong. It ends with the Bandsoc Oscars.

The competition is sometimes rough; over the years we have been plagued with rivalry, fighting, missing judges, jealousy, Copper Rooms fucking us over, fun being outlawed, executive powers being misused, dads posting on the forum and even Dan Carlotta judging the final.

This isn't about those horrible things. This is about the good. The people who brought smiles to your weary faces after you came to the realisation that your musical talent extends only as far as your parents saying "you've gotten so good at that". The people who made you laugh out loud mid set, whether or not they intended to. The people who somehow knew all of your songs lyrics even though they'd only heard them once before. The newcomers and the veterans. The people who wanted to blow your mind and the people that just wanted to have a good time. The people who inspire you and the people you inspire.

After all, what is Bandsoc without all of you?

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer:

Best Guitarist:

Best Drummer:

Best Bassist:

Best Keys:

Best Use of Other Instrument:

Favourite Band:

Best Soloist:

Best Song:

Best Front Person:

Most Improved:

Best New Band:

Best Band Name:

Best Heat:

Best Lyrics:

Ones to Watch For Next Year:

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair:

Best Dressed:

Worst Dressed:

Most Unlucky:

Best Technical Fault:

Most Intense set:

Best Banter:

Worst Banter:

Most Entertaining:

Best Playing Face:

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face:

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure:

Catchiest Song:

Best Judge:

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band:

The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final:

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes:

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes:

Edgiest Band:

Most Inanimate Performer:

Chunkiest Riffs:

Best Losers:

The Incarnal award for worst Losers:

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians:

Best Judges Comment:


Copy and paste this form with your answers below. If you don't know the name of someone, just give the band name!

Feel free to add your own categories!!

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 4:57 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Aarya as always

Best Guitarist: Luke Eves (blew me away with those max ax solos)

Best Drummer: my boi Connor Mosley

Best Bassist: Rares Chiriac

Best Keys: Brihadeesh

Best Use of Other Instrument: A tough call between the triangle in Cyrene and Alessandro headbutting a melodica in the finals

Favourite Band: Maximum Axiom

Best Soloist: Aarya

Best Song: Hotel Torquay by Max Ax

Best Front Person: Kristal Phillips or Rowan Chalmers

Most Improved: The Smoking Kills

Best New Band: Sohler (is there really a different answer to this?)

Best Band Name: Flatworm (why the change guys??)

Best Heat: Five (any other answer is wrong)

Best Lyrics: FILD

Ones to Watch For Next Year: Goldreed

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Maximum Axiom

Best Dressed: Maximum Axiom

Worst Dressed: Culture            blood

Most Unlucky: Goldreed

Best Technical Fault: i hate that bass amp

Most Intense set: prolly shibby?

Best Banter: Pascal in the final, it was actually funny

Worst Banter: Lajos in the final (what happened man?)

Most Entertaining: Maximum Axiom

Best Playing Face: Dan Carlotta

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Cyrene

Catchiest Song: WHAT IF THE SUN WENT OUT

Best Judge: Wil (ily babe for putting incarnal first in heat four <3)

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Cyrene

The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Pascal

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: Ashley Noel-Hirst

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: Neil Jobanputra

Edgiest Band: Ellie Dixon (r u really a freak tho)

Most Inanimate Performer: Liam Carroll

Chunkiest Riffs: prolly shibby

Best Losers: Human Resources

The Incarnal award for worst Losers: lmao

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: Wil Harvey

Best Judges Comment: I'm in the pit now - no more to say.

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 5:08 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Don Sbrihadeesh

Best Guitarist: Luke Eves/ Eden Short

Best Drummer: Sam Sutton

Best Bassist: Rares Chiriac

Best Keys: Brihadeesh (again)

Best Use of Other Instrument: Triangle - Cyrene

Favourite Band: Sohler (I only heard them in the final from backstage and still felt like fucking shit up, 100% my kind of music)

Best Soloist: Aarya

Best Song: Yello yello yello yello (ED)/ Out of Service (GR)

Best Front Person: Wil Harvey

Most Improved: Incarnal

Best New Band: Sohler (obviously)

Best Band Name: Flatworm (fuck your fans)

Best Heat: 5 will go down in history

Best Lyrics: STICK THE KETTLE ON IS A BANGING LINE AND YOU CAN ALL FITE ME (seriously tho, Yellow is a deep song)

Ones to Watch For Next Year: SON

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Tristan ‘pretty boy’ Thompson

Best Dressed: Eden in the final

Worst Dressed: Eden in the final

Most Unlucky: Human Resources and SON for having the Hearn of death

Best Technical Fault: Every fucking bassist in the final

Most Intense set: Shibboleth heat 5 or Rehman heat 4

Best Banter: Pascal (come at me Incarnal)

Worst Banter: Smoking Kills (does it count if you have no banter?)

Most Entertaining: Maximum Axiom

Best Playing Face: Dan Carlotta

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent and Displeasure: Incarnal for being salty af

Catchiest Song: yelloooooooooooooo

Best Judge: Botch or the guy from Flipside

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Incarnal. How on earth did you know about my small dick?

The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Pascal - Nicola

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: The entire Dan Carlotta vs Naomi Curtis saga culminating in that glorious Star Wars Episode III meme

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: eponymous

Edgiest Band: Shibboleth

Most Inanimate Performer: Cyrene’s frontwoman (move your feet)

Chunkiest Riffs: Space Whales

Best Losers: Everyone in Heat 5 - there was a really friendly vibe after that night

The Incarnal award for worst Losers: ‘There’s no justice in this world’ Incarnal

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians:

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 5:27 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Wil Harvey

Best Guitarist: Tristan, when he can actually deliver the CHONK

Best Drummer: Connor Moseley

Best Bassist: Rares Chiriac

Best Keys: Brihadeesh

Best Use of Other Instrument: Triangle in Cyrene (needs more solos)

Favourite Band: River Purple, but maybe Sohler now

Best Soloist: Aarya

Best Song: something something cocaine?

Best Front Person: Kristal Phillips

Most Improved: Space Whales

Best New Band: Sohler…

Best Band Name: Linkedin Park

Best Heat: Heat 5.

Best Lyrics: Something like: Fuck dick, crucified by your own tiny willy. Idk, I’m too scared of Kristal to find out.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Kristal Phillips

Best Dressed: Eden

Worst Dressed: Liam

Most Unlucky: Goldreed with that cold

Best Technical Fault: That bloody bass amp

Most Intense set: Shibby-bois? Don’t want to vote for myself here

Best Banter: Pascal and their Incarnal paper aeroplanes was top notch

Worst Banter: Sorry smoking kills, I love talking to you guys off stage but that was quite awkward.

Most Entertaining: Pascal…

Best Playing Face: Connor Moseley and his drumming/cumming mouth breathing

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Liam Caroll

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Incarnall salt

Catchiest Song: That Aarya with the crowd and the singing and all that

Best Judge: Adam Thompson xoxo <3

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Incarnal and the Pascal Salt

The Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Pascal

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: Alex Pickup

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: Sam Sutton

Edgiest Band: Incarnal or Shibboleth

Most Inanimate Performer: Cyrene’s frontwoman (did she even leave the stage?)

Chunkiest Riffs: Tristan CHONKKKKIES Thompson

Best Losers: Incarnal, they always handled losing very well x

The Incarnal award for worst Losers: Incarnal

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: Wil Harvey

Best Judges Comment: I'm in the pit now - no more to say.

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 5:47 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Wil

Best Guitarist: Luke 

Best Drummer: Ashley

Best Bassist: Rares

Best Keys: Does Alessandro on a melodica count as keys?

Best Use of Other Instrument: Fortnite triangle boy from Cyrene

Favourite Band: Pascal

Best Soloist: Rehman

Best Song: COCAINE

Best Front Person: Rowan

Most Improved: Smoking Kills

Best New Band: Sohler

Best Band Name: Space Whales

Best Heat: 5

Best Lyrics: Elvis' Pelvis

Ones to Watch For Next Year: Goldpeed I guess?

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Sam Sutton from Max Ax

Best Dressed: Eden 

Worst Dressed: All of Cyrene

Most Unlucky: Cyrene for having the idea to form a band

Best Technical Fault: The shitty bass amp

Most Intense set: Shibboleth's first set

Best Banter: EH. PASCAL.

Worst Banter: Space Whales for calling themselves the Beatles

Most Entertaining: Max Ax

Best Playing Face: Can I use the picture where Wil looks like he's levitating?

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Gonna have to vote for myself here, just because I have an appalling face in general

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: The post heat 3 beef

Catchiest Song: BA BA BA BA BADA BA BA BA BADA AND THEN MY HEART GOES

Best Judge: Joe 

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Cyrene

The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Neil Jobanpooptra

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: Dan Carlotta

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: Jacob F. Goldreed esq. due to posting dog porn on my fucking meme page

Edgiest Band: GoldReed

Most Inanimate Performer: Cyrene's lead vocals, jesus christ have some fun

Chunkiest Riffs: Pantomime by Goldpeed

Best Losers: Forester

The Incarnal award for worst Losers: Incarnal and Heavy Duty Fruity

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: Dan Carlotta

Best Judges Comment: "I know exactly what this is - it's a band full of half-hearted reasonably capable musicians at creative odds who are all too timid to tell each other that the whole cunt's fucked."

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 5:53 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Brihadeesh

Best Guitarist: Angus Von Dollar (Luke Eves)

Best Drummer: Samuel S Sutton

Best Bassist: Dan Carlotta

Best Keys: Alex Jenkins 

Best Use of Other Instrument: Alessandro for that sweet, sweet melodica solo

Favourite Band: Ellie Dixon and the boys (and the boys)

Best Soloist: Oliver Lewis must not be forgotten

Best Song: Elvis’ Pelvis

Best Front Person: Rowan Chalmers

Most Improved: Incarnal

Best New Band: Flatworm

Best Band Name: Shibboleth

Best Heat: 5

Best Lyrics: ‘Well I’m just so fucking tired’

Ones to Watch For Next Year: Tamarack

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Tristan Thompson

Best Dressed: Yeetden Short

Worst Dressed: Ashley (Max Ax skin)

Most Unlucky: Liam Carrol with that bass amp in the final

Best Technical Fault: I can’t quite recall

Most Intense set: Shibby bois

Best Banter: Ellie

Worst Banter: The Smoking Kills

Most Entertaining: Pascal

Best Playing Face: Oscar Pick

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Cryrene

Catchiest Song: Yellow by Erectile Dysfunction and the boys

Best Judge: Joe Blake for his Max Ax lovin’

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Cyrene and the triangle of doom

The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Neil Jobanputra was technically in 3 cause he’s always in my heart

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: Jack F. Goldreed

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: Jack Osmond

Edgiest Band: Incarnal with all that ‘fuck pascal’ stuff

Most Inanimate Performer: Cyrene frontperson was pretty static

Chunkiest Riffs: Tristan

Best Losers: Everyone’s been great

The Incarnal award for worst Loser: Luke Eves

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: River Purple

Best Judges Comment: ‘Whole cunt’s fucked’ - Joe Blake

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 5:54 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Ollie Rosoman

Best Guitarist: Tristan/FILD

Best Drummer: Ashley/Aarya hitting his acoustic guitar

Best Bassist: Rares

Best Keys: Me in Maxi Axi xxx Jk, Jenko

Best Use of Other Instrument: Melodica by Ale

Favourite Band: GoldReed

Best Soloist: Ellie (if she counts), otherwish Rehman for having the balls to do his first gig in front of critical judges - huge props

Best Song: Vienna (GoldReed)/ 'everything all the time' by SON bops too tho

Best Front Person: Wil Harvey

Most Improved: GoldReed

Best New Band: Sohler (but shoutout to Forrester who killlled it this year x)

Best Band Name: Tokyo Sex Wale

Best Heat: 5

Best Lyrics: Find the Time (River Purple)

Ones to Watch For Next Year: Tokyo Sex Wale

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Tristan Thompson

Best Dressed: Eden in the final

Worst Dressed: Cyrene 

Most Unlucky: Human Resources (heat of death, you guys absolutely killed it) 

Best Technical Fault: Ashleys hi-hat mic falling on him during the final (and him getting the blame in the judges comments hahaha)

Most Intense set: for some reason GoldReed at the semi's tearjerked me, was my favourite set of their and my heart couldn't have been more invested xx

Best Banter: Ollie Rosoman

Worst Banter: Ollie Rosoman

Most Entertaining: Shibboleth

Best Playing Face: Neil (during Pascal)

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: all of River Purple being sad because Ellie DICKEDson'ed on them at Tims last gig :(

Catchiest Song: Despacito 2 (Pascal)/ lemmeseeyoufuckindoit (incarnal)/ yello yeloow yellwo (ellie dixon n the boys n the boys)

Best Judge: Joe Blake

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Pascal and the PDF files

The Perry Hollebon Klein Award For Most Bands In Final: Pascal sans Chavez

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: George Parsons has made some zingers

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: JFG with that dog balls meme

Edgiest Band: Incarnal

Most Inanimate Performer: FILD soz xx

Chunkiest Riffs: Quite fancy my 'making love to rock and roll' riff, but this has gotta be Tristan

Best Losers: Ashley for all the amazingly kind things he said to me about Pascal and Incarnal after heat 4

The Incarnal award for worst Losers: Carnal of Ink

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: technically Neil was in more than me, as he featured in a FILD track.

Best Judges Comment: "Creativity."

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 6:32 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Brihadeesh

Best Guitarist: Luke Eves/Eden Short

Best Drummer: Rich

Best Bassist: Rares

Best Keys: Alex Jenkins

Best Use of Other Instrument: Alessandro feat. Blow Piano

Favourite Band: Maxi Axi

Best Soloist: Aarya

Best Song: LEMMESEEYOUFUCKINDIE (Incarnal)

Best Front Person: Wil Harvey

Most Improved: Incarnal

Best New Band: Sohler (obvs)

Best Band Name: LinkedIn Park, shame you didn’t actually use it

Best Heat: 5

Best Lyrics: “Compatible with Linux, OSX, Sex”

Ones to Watch For Next Year: GoldYeet

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: The Almighty Tristan

Best Dressed: Eden Short

Worst Dressed: Pierre’s facial hair in the heats (I still have nightmares)

Most Unlucky: GoldReed

Best Technical Fault: Brihadeesh’s vocals being fully noped during Aarya

Most Intense set: No one knew Shibboleth was coming

Best Banter: Pascal

Worst Banter: Me pointing out technical difficulties like a twat

Most Entertaining: Pascal/ Maxi Axi I can’t decide

Best Playing Face: Deadpan Neil in Pascal

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Incarnal memes lol

Catchiest Song: BOOM RATATATA BOOM BOOM PASCAL/ LEMMESEEYOUFUCKINDIE

Best Judge: Big Boi Botch

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: something something small penis (Incarnal)

The Perry HollebKlein Award For Most Bands In Final: Pascal and Pascal: Aarya Skin

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: Ashley

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: JFG why the dog bollocks

Edgiest Band: Human Resources

Most Inanimate Performer: Rehman (1 like = 1 prayer)

Chunkiest Riffs: Tristan delivering the MEAT

Best Losers: Incarnal xx

The Incarnal award for worst Losers: Wil Harvey, refused to lose

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: Neil Joban

Best Judges Comment: “Creativity.”

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Best Singer: Wil Harvey

Best Guitarist: Eden short/Luke Eves

Best Drummer: Sam Sutton

Best Bassist: LOL

Best Keys: Brihadeesh

Best Use of Other Instrument: headbutting the melodica

Favourite Band: River Purple

Best Soloist: Aarya

Best Song: The River (RP)

Best Front Person: Wil

Most Improved: idk

Best New Band: Fuckworm

Best Band Name: Incarnal

Best Heat: 5

Best Lyrics: Wil

Ones to Watch For Next Year: River Purple

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Maxi Axi

Best Dressed: EDEN

Worst Dressed: Me in Forester

Most Unlucky: River Purple

Best Technical Fault: fuck that bass amp man

Most Intense set: Shibboleth

Best Banter: Pascal

Worst Banter: Smoking kills

Most Entertaining: Pascal

Best Playing Face: Dan Carlotta

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure:Cyrene

Catchiest Song: No Game - Aarya

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: Incarnal

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: Ashley

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes:Sam

Edgiest Band: Incarnal

Most Inanimate Performer: Cyrene

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: Luke Eves

Best Judges Comment: I know exactly what this is - it's a band full of half-hearted reasonably capable musicians at creative odds who are all too timid to tell each other that the whole cunt's fucked.

Posted 11 Mar 2019, 7:08 p.m.

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Traditional Version

Best Singer: Ellie Dixon

Best Vocalist: Rowan Chalmers

Best Guitarist: Eden & Luke

Best Drummer: Julia

Best Bassist: Carly-Rae

Best Keys: Brihadeesh

Best Use of Other Instrument: Allessandro's melodica action

Favourite Band: Shibboleth

Best Soloist: Aarya

Best Song: Freak (Ellie Dixon)

Best Front Person: Wil Harvey

Most Improved: Incarnal

Best New Band: SOHLER

Best Band Name: Ellie Dixon & the Monkeys From Mars

Best Heat: FIVE

Best Lyrics: No, I don't mean cute-freak

Ones to Watch For Next Year: Forester

The Bandsoc Oscars 2019: Fun Version

Best On Stage Use Of Hair: Kristal

Best Dressed: Maximum Axoim

Worst Dressed: Maximum Axiom

Most Unlucky: GoldReed

Best Technical Fault: Tristan fucking Thompson, who despite being told EVERY SINGLE WEEK that we literally bought the Gallien Krueger bass amp to replace that piece of shit Ampeg, he still didn't swap it out. The GK is a BEAST.

Most Intense set: Shibboleth

Best Banter: Pascal

Worst Banter: 'Andrew Klein's bad day'

Most Entertaining: Pascal

Best Playing Face: Julia

The Dan Carlotta Award For Worst Bass Face: Dan Carlotta

The Phil Mountford Award For Dissent And Displeasure: Cyrene

Catchiest Song: Freak (Ellie Dixon)

The Haystack Award For Most Offensive Band: How has no-one else chosen FILD yet? Those lyrics were DEEPLY OFFENSIVE TO ME

The Sam Sutton Award for best memes: The Loogeman

The Alex Pickup Award for worst memes: The Loogeman

Edgiest Band: Pascal

Most Inanimate Performer: Elvis' Pelvis

The Luke Eves and Neil Jobanputra award for being fucking session musicians: Luke Eves

Best Judges Comment: Everything written by Tim

The Adam Thompson award for community spirit: Literally all the attendees of heat 5, it was beautiful <3