2017 Battle of the Bands

What a Night!

Congratulations to all the bands who performed at our 2017 Battle of the Bands on Thursday 15 June 2017.  What an incredible showcase of talented young musicians!

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We are delighted to confirmed the winners:

1st Place               Sydney-Rae & The Maples (Helensvale State High School)

2nd Place              Rock Band One (John Paul College)

3rd Place               Jupiter Rising (Kingston State College)

HC                         Rock Band Two (John Paul College)

Best Original Performance         “Hold Me” – Rock Band Two (John Paul College)

Crowd Favourite                          Jupiter Rising (Kingston State College)

Best Individual Vocalist               Genesis Lealasala, Jupiter Rising

Best Individual Instrumentalist   Rory Fleming, Rock Band One

Best Individual Performer           Sam Croaker, Sydney-Rae & The Maples

Honourable Mention: Fred Nicholson, The Salts (Marymount College)

Thank you to our judges – Mark Watson from Studio Proof; Ross Williams from the Qld Con; and Brad Hosking from Blind Boy Studios – as well as our fabulous MC, Adam de Vries from Radio Metro.

We greatly appreciate the support of our event partner, TAFE Qld Gold Coast, and major sponsor Cr Donna Gates.  We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the many prize donors including Australian Outback Spectacular; Blank GC; Boost Juice Helensvale; Gold Coast Trophies & Engraving; Griffith Uni Qld Conservatorium, Hard Rock Café Surfers Paradise; Illusions Magic Show; Music Express; NightQuarter; Northern Gold Coast Relay For Life; Paradise Country; Pizza Temptations Upper Coomera; and Studio Proof.

A big thank to all the TAFE staff and students in our backstage crew, who ensured the participants experienced a professional performance opportunity.  Finally, thank you to our CAC Volunteer Event team - Amanda, Nadine and Paula, as well as student helpers Christine, Eli and Oliver, and our fabulous photographer Jason Comans.