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Battle Of The Bands In Woody Point

Story: Aleasha Bliss | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : Aug 20, 2020
Battle of  the Bands  in Woody Point
Bramble Bay Bowls and Sports Club are excited to announce that they will once more have live music on their Our House stage. To welcome musicians back to the venue, they are putting them up to battle in the Bands by the Bay Challenge.

Bramble Bay Bowls and Sports Club entertainment coordinator Myles Banner said they have been missing the bands each week during COVID-19 restrictions and wanted to create an event that could get the musicians back out there in the public eye and bring live music back to the club.

“It’s good for us to get people back out again and able to listen to live music,” Myles said. “We are one of the only live music venues on the Peninsula, and the bands haven’t had much work either. I’m glad we can get people back in again as we are struggling. We are not-for-profit, so this is hopefully a win-win for everyone.”

This family-friendly event will take place over nine weeks and will involve 24 bands competing in 45-minute gigs over six Saturdays, before the semi-final rounds and final will reveal the champions.

“There’s over $6,000 in cash and prizes,” Myles said. “First place is $2,500 and a paid one-hour support gig worth $1,000 at the club on New Year’s Eve.”

One of the bands that have signed up for the competition is the Ankle Smokers. They are performing in the first round of heats on 5 September and are looking forward to wowing the crowds with their 70s/80s inspired band consisting of psychedelic rock-influenced tunes. Lead singer Onyx Pine said the Bands by the Bay Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to bring their sound to Redcliffe and expand their fan base.

“We are keen to have some fun and see where this takes us,” Onyx said. “This would be a big stepping-stone for us if we win and hopefully can spread the word about who The Ankle Smokers are. It would be amazing to bring the house down and welcome in the New Year at Bramble Bay Bowls Club.”

Bands by the Bay Challenge
Each Saturday between 5 Sept – 31 Oct
Bramble Bay Bowls and Sports Club
Cnr Hornibrook Esp & Victoria Ave
Woody Point.