You have your band. You know your songs. You even have the look down. Now all that’s left is the stage. But not just any stage. A stage that will help boost your band’s career. And Nomad Bistro is providing just that with their Battle of the Bands competition, Cape Town Upstaged.
The competition begins on Wednesday 5 April and for the next five weeks, participants will be battling their way to glory. All genres will explode on the stage including pop, rock, jazz and reggae as a variety of bands and musicians are welcome to play.
Each week, five bands and musicians will compete but only one will emerge victoriously. The winning band from each week will perform in the grand finale on Wednesday 3 May before independent judges, and there are weekly prizes up for grabs as well as the grand prize.
Weekly prizes include opening slots for major events, radio interviews, a feature in SA Music News & Lifestyle magazine, a paid gig at Nomad, a professional photo shoot for the band and a goodie bag. The grand prize is a professionally recorded single with a filmed video for the song, a slot at a music festival, global distribution for the single via Global Soul Group and goodie bag.
The competition is open to all Capetonian bands who can apply here. If you’re keen to enjoy the fresh talent in the city or support your friends and family taking part, the weekly battles are R80 a night and the grand finale is R100 for the night.
Dates for Cape Town Upstaged are:
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Thursday 13 April 2017
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Wednesday 3 May 2017 (Grand Finale)
When Wednesday 5 April – Wednesday 3 May 2017
Where Nomad Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant Street, CBD
Cost R80, R100 for Grand Finale
Contact+27 21 418 3020, [email protected], nomadbistrofusion.co.za
Photography HansVivek/Unsplash, Courtesy images