Rockshop Bandquest 2013 Auckland results

Press Release – Nelson Media Agency

Rockshop Bandquest 2013 Auckland results

Rock music on the small scale was on stage in Auckland over the past three days (Oct 30 – Nov1) in this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.

Bandquest is in its third year as the younger sibling of Smokefreerockquest, and in the Auckland region attracted over 40 keen entrants who competed in three events at the Auckland Girls Grammar Auditorium – Northshore on 30 Oct, Auckland Central on 31st Oct, and Auckland East/Manukau on 1st Nov.

Founder and director Pete Rainey says after more than 25 years in youth music production he still gets a kick out of kids’ creativity.

“Bands are just getting better and better at a younger age,” he said. “They’ve got the role models in the Kiwi music industry, they are more confident and are picking up a wide range of cultural influences from the internet…Bandquest is the ideal platform to channel and foster this talent.”

Rockshop Bandquest is for bands of two or more members, from intermediate or primary schools, who play a short set of covers or original songs, with a focus on performance skills.

First place winning $400 credit with The Rockshop for their schools:
Snatch Murrays Bay Intermediate (North Shore)
The Elements Avondale Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Just Dooze It Randwick Park School (Manukau/Auckland East)
Second place winning $200 credit with The Rockshop for their school:
Uneek Waikowhai Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Stereo Active Takapuna Normal Intermediate (North Shore)
Infamous Wesley Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Third place winning $100 credit with The Rockshop for their school:
The Paua Station Royal Oak Intermediate (Auckland Central)
District Riot Huapai District School (North Shore)
Just Kedgley Kedgley Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Best original song winning $100 cash for their school
The Paua Station Royal Oak Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Cooking With Gas Northcross Intermediate(North Shore)
MI Fresh Manurewa Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Best original lyrics winning $50 cash for their school
New Projection Churchill Park School (Auckland Central)
Cooking With Gas Northcross Intermediate (North Shore)
Infamous Wesley Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Female vocalist award: King XV Ponsonby Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Callum and the Gang Northcross Intermediate (North Shore)
Diversity Mission Heights Junior College (Manukau/Auckland East)

Male vocalist award: Aftershock Te Atatu Intermediate (Auckland Central)
District Riot Huapai District School (North Shore)
Infamous Wesley Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Musicianship award: keyboardist from The Paua Station Royal Oak Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Keyboardist from District Riot Huapai District School (North Shore)
Trumpeter from L’n’P (Loud n Proud) Koru School (Manukau/Auckland East)

Rockstar Styles award: Aftershock Te Atatu Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Slaty Takapuna Normal Intermediate (North Shore)
Strik & Strike Howick Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

‘Killer’ guitarist award: Slump Ponsonby Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Slaty Takapuna Normal Intermediate (North Shore)
The Jamalamaz Kerikeri High School (Manukau/Auckland East)

Rock-solid bassist award: The Elements Avondale Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Snatch Murrays Bay Intermediate (North Shore)
Infamous Wesley Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Rocking drummer award: Uneek Waikowhai Intermediate (Auckland Central)
Snatch Murrays Bay Intermediate (North Shore)
Just Kedgley Kedgley Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)

Best keyboardist award: The Paua Station Royal Oak Intermediate (Auckland Central)
District Riot Huapai District School (North Shore)
MI Pure Manurewa Intermediate (Manukau/Auckland East)
Rockshop spokesman, Hamish Jackson, says the nationwide company is firmly behind the benefits of music at this age level.

“Bandquest encourages participation and opportunity through music – intermediate kids are talented and very creative and it’s great to see them involved in music at school,” he said. “We hope they continue this musical journey through their Bandquest experience.”

This year over 140 bands have entered Rockshop Bandquest, competing in Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland, with mentoring sessions from successful Smokefreerockquest bands in the afternoon of each regional event, and on-line entries for bands in outlying areas. There will be an online national final on 15th Nov, via You Tube.

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