Monday, November 15, 2010

Will China Produce Another World Winner This Year?

The Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) has been taking place in China since the beginning of September 2010. This year over 100 bands signed up and participated in what must be the biggest band competition in the world.

According to GBOB rules, each participating band performs eight minutes of original music with any genre accepted with the only rule being no prerecorded music allowed during the performance.

This year four cities have taken part in China; Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen. Unfortunately the authorities shut down Guangzhou due to the Asian Games and Shanghai didn't happen because of the venue canceling the event.

On 21st November 2010, the biggest and final event of GBOB China 2010 will take place with these four cities winning bands competing for two prizes. The first prize being the free flights & accommodation to attend the World Final of GBOB which takes place in Kuala Lumpur in February 2010 and the second prize is a confirmed performance slot at Zebra Music Festival in May 2011 (with free flights & accommodation).

The four competing bands are "The Amazing Insurance Salesmen" from Beijing who play experimental fusion music, "Senseless" from Hong Kong who play energetic Cantonese rock, "Crossline" from Macau who play Cantonese pop and "Bolt Action" from Shenzhen who play hard rock.

This year the China Final will again comprise judges from music industry insiders and the overall winning band is determined from judges votes only.

Dragonair is the official carrier for GBOB China and Hotel Novotel Hong Kong Century is the official Hotel Sponsor of GBOB China 2010.

Last year's China winners "Rustic" from Beijing surprised everyone by winning the World Final beating competing bands from 20 other nations (including Canada, Japan, Australia and smaller nations such as Faroe Islands). It was the first time an Asian country had won the title. Rustic won US$100,000 in band development and will be touring UK in summer of 2011. Rustic will be the special guests at the China Final on 21st November 2010 at Sticky Fingers in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Details of China Final:
Sunday 21 November 2010
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Sticky Fingers, LG39-43 Empire Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
HK$120 walk-in
HK$100 advance tickets (Tom Lee Shatin, TST & Wanchai – limited advance tickets only)
All tickets include a San Miguel beer as well as lucky draw voucher.
Audience lucky draw prizes: Edifier Stereo Speaker system S530 and SkullCandy headphones.
Zebra Music Festival:

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