BANDS battled it out to win a recording session

Groups that took part included Missing Theory, Bouncy Bags, Conflict North, Psychic Trash, Porcupine Monday, Soul Bound and Operation Crossbow. Students Lizzy Potts and Kate Eldridge organised the event at Knights Templar School, Baldock. Lizzy said: Ba

Groups that took part included Missing Theory, Bouncy Bags, Conflict North, Psychic Trash, Porcupine Monday, Soul Bound and Operation Crossbow.

Students Lizzy Potts and Kate Eldridge organised the event at Knights Templar School, Baldock.

Lizzy said: "Battle of the Bands 2007 showcased a surge of new local talent.

"The turnout was amazing, providing a wide array of different bands and genres ensuring that there was something for everyone to enjoy.


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"It was a big success, with a large audience turnout and a line up of nine competing bands.

"Plus there was ex-Knights Templar student Neil Barret playing a progressive, synthesiser-based house set, followed by a full, and explosive hour-long show with his band, Exit Avenue."

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Votes were counted while Exit Avenue played their set, and results were announced at the end.

Adam Parker, aka Bouncy Bags, won, with Conflict North coming second.

The winner received a whole day in a recording studio, making their own EP courtesy of Exit Avenue, with two days of professional mixing and mastering.

The second prize was a massive bag of Easter eggs and general toys.

Lizzy said: "Adam won outright, but he gave his prize to Conflict North because, as he said 'one man and his synthesiser don't deserve that prize, the cheers were enough, and those lads put so much work into their music'."

Conflict North will be recording through April and the EP will be on sale by early May.

Lizzy added: "Exit Avenue told the crowds afterwards that it didn't matter how many people turned up, because they had been on tour for so long and it was an amazing experience to play an intimate show for fans that are truly their fans.

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