Another year of Battle of the Bands at Fanshawe College. Last night 6 bands took the stage in the last round of preliminary performance. Held at the Out Back Shack located in the college, the night saw more than 100 people in attendance.
Each band offered up their best, serving up everything from progressive rock to emo.
The bands performing were:
All of the bands consisted of current, or former Music Industry Arts (MIA) students. The MIA program was awarded the best music program in Canada last year at the Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. Needless to say the talent on stage was bright.
The second act, Rennac, filled in last minute for a band that dropped out. They played 2 songs, 1 with a 4-piece band and the other, an experimental guitar solo.
The night had memorable moments. The bassist from Personal Space was shirtless with “PRO LIFE” written across his chest.
The vocalist, known as Spinner, from Aborted Forrest started a mosh pit at the front of the stage. The energy from the pit and their performance electrified the audience and had the judges in awe.
Cake Face began with a song that featured a female singer harmonizing with the lead. It was the only woman to take the stage all night, and provided a deeper sound for that piece.
Each member of every band seemed to be familiar with one another. So well in fact, that some musicians offered, or were apart of another band playing the same instrument.
The finalist will be announced soon on the FSU Facebook page, under the Battle of the Bands event. The winner of the band-off will be representing Fanshawe in a province-wide competition.