Semi-Finals – Round 2.
The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 23rd March 2014.
Tonight brings us to the last round in WCH’s Battle Of The Bands and what a fantastic competition it has been so far! With GlassBullet, The Regulars, Questions Of Angels, Singing Towards Disaster, Lynus and Husk set to crown this round off, the next stop for five bands will be the Final at The Wulfrun Hall and what a night that will be!
GlassBullet are our opening band this evening and a pretty cool start to the night they gave us aswell. Having already established themselves in the Quarter Finals as serious contenders in this competition, they made the most of their time on stage tonight like the natural born performers that they are and gave The Slade Rooms a hearty kickin in true rock ‘n’ roll style.
Our next band tonight were The Regulars and here we have a band who not only have a great catalogue of foot tappin songs but who make delivering the feel good factor look easy. It’s always fab to see a band really enjoying themselves up on stage and clearly these guys did just that!
Questions Of Angels were our next contenders tonight and their set this evening saw the energy levels high and their sheer enthusiasm was pitched perfectly. There is a lot going on in the Questions Of Angels camp at the moment with new songs being written and an album in the recording, so lots of exciting times yet to come for these guys!
With The Rooz withdrawing from the competition due to other commitments, Singing Towards Disaster found themselves back up on stage and ready to give their all with a place in the finals well within their grasp. Slightly different band line up tonight to the one at the quarter finals with Mitch Partridge putting down his guitar and picking up the drum sticks but it worked well and once again, we had another great set from this young up and coming band.
Justin, Adam and Mike aka Lynus were our penultimate band for this evening and clearly hell bent on raising their own bar, these guys put everything they had into their semi-final performance. Three really is the magic number for this band as these guys looked and sounded every inch complete and one thing for sure, the audience loved ‘em!
Our final band of this round were local metallers, Husk. When you look at the combined force of their polished sound and style along with the spectacular bass line licks of Bob Taylor, there was no doubting that Husk put their own stamp on tonight’s proceedings and what an intense set to end tonight’s show aswell!
Once again, the outcome tonight was destined to be a challenging one as the standards that all our five contenders delivered was nothing short of outstanding but after the judges deliberation, Husk were awarded first place with Lynus being awarded second place.
With both rounds of the semi-final now completed, the wildcard vote was set to be picked and much to the delight of the band and their fans, The Regulars found themselves heading to the final aswell.
To see more photos from the night, click HERE
Words by Sue Wardle and Photography by Stephen Turner.