Battle of the Bands finalists announced


Five plucky rockstars-in-the-making will lock chords on Friday night for the Business School's inaugural Battle of the Bands at Newcastle University Students' Union.

The five finalists – including a Newcastle graduate and two current students – were picked from a total of 17 entries by BPI and Brit Awards Chairman, and former CEO of EMI Music, Tony Wadsworth (BA Economic Studies 1977). They are:

Columbus Dixon

Genre: Rock
Members: Gav Warrender (BA Music 1996), Christian Moss, Guy Barr and Rich Clarke.
More info: Columbus Dixon on Facebook.


Genre: Rock
Members: Adam Grigg, Shaun Grant, Daniel Mitchell and Paul Ritchie.
More info: Revolver on Facebook.


Genre: Alternative/electro
Members: Chris Evans (BA History), Alex Thow and Tom Mann.
More info: Sceptics on SoundCloud.

Static Soul

Genre: Electro/pop/soul
Members: Jaimie Johnson, Jane Walker, David Black and Alex Campbell.
More info: Static Soul on Facebook.

Young Urban Professionals

Genre: Rock/alternative/grunge
Members: Sam Blacklock (BA Combined Studies) Kyle, Dylan, Faiba and Martyn.
More info: Young Urban Professionals on Facebook.

The winning band will scoop a generous wedge of studio time, complete with a sound engineer and producer.

To book your place in the audience, please fill in the Convocation Weekend 2012 booking form (if you're a graduate with guests), or the non-graduate booking form (for students, staff and members of the public).

For more details on Business School events throughout Convocation Weekend, visit the Business School website.

published on: 8th June 2012

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