Bands line up to do battle

PUBLISHED: 12:31 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 May 2010

Pretty Basic are the latest to sign up for this year’s Battle of the Bands

Pretty Basic are the latest to sign up for this year's Battle of the Bands

POP groups are getting in tune for the Battle of the Bands in Sandy. Eight groups will duel for the honours and a top prize of £100 at the event next Saturday, November 18, in the auditorium at Sandy Upper School. The event is expected to attract over 100

POP groups are getting in tune for the Battle of the Bands in Sandy.

Eight groups will duel for the honours and a top prize of £100 at the event next Saturday, November 18, in the auditorium at Sandy Upper School.

The event is expected to attract over 100 teenagers who will pay a £1 entrance fee which will go towards the school's annual Christmas party for pensioners.

The latest band to sign up for the event is Pretty Basic who have been playing for two years and were runners up at the last Battle of the Bands.

The group is made up of Chris Bartlett, Alex Price, John Reed and Sean McDonnell.

The other seven groups who will be appearing are My Devotion, Final Farewell, Nine One Pieces, Loss of Life, The Damage, Exnihilo and Stand By.

The judges will be local youths Jamie Pomphrey and Andy Wright who will be joined by Richard Holden, the champion of youth for Mid Beds District Council.

"This looks like being the best battle ever among local bands," said organiser and local resident Ken Lynch.

"This will be a great chance for local bands to show the musical ability and I hope we get a lot of support from young people to raise as much money as possible for the pensioners' Christmas party."

The event, which runs from noon until 6pm, is being sponsored by Martin Burnside, owner of Gaffneys Restaurant in the town.

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