Battle of The Bands 2019 National Championship
Auckland Semi-Final 1
and more bands to be announced soon
Doors open 7pm; Door sales $15
Battle of the Bands – National Championship returns for its 24th year with events running from October – December 2019 at multiple venues around the country. Many well-known NZ music artists have been previous winners and finalists of the event; such as FUNGI/(OPSHOP), Tadpole, Blindspott, Bakers Eddy, Skinny Hobos, Strangely Arousing, Brendon Thomas & The Vibes, The Rubics, Alien Weaponry, Pale Lady, Blu Fish, members of I Am Giant, Devilskin and many more.
Each year the event consists of multiple live shows held at leading professional live music venues throughout the country. Bands from all over NZ compete locally for a place at the National Finals held in Auckland and to win a huge prize pool consisting of a Tour of Asia, Australia and NZ, a single produced by world renowned UK producer Steve James, recorded in Brisbane at Red Engine Studios, Global Radio Promotion from USA’s Musik & Film, An Allen & Heath Mixing Desk from Jansen Sound and more.
This year’s National Finals are being held at the official BOTB Auckland venue, the fabulous Anthology Lounge on K’Rd. The National Final will be held over 2 nights on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2019. https://www.anthologykroad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/anthologyKroad/
Entries Open Now: Entries are now open via the website. http://battleofthebands.co.nz
International Tour: Asia, Australia and NZ: BOTB’s newly added tour prize had its’ launch earlier this year with the inaugural tour featuring both 2017 winners PALE LADY (Wlg) and 2018 winners Blu Fish (Akl), taking the two winning bands on tours dates in NZ, Australia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore this year, the national champions will again win an Asian, Australian and NZ tour which will take place in 2020.
Red Engine Recording Studios, Manly Brisbane, Australia http://www.redenginerecording.com.au
We're proud to announce that one of the Southern Hemisphere’s top recording facilities, Red Engine Recording Studios is now our recording studio sponsor for the event
The winning band will record a single at this fantastic Brisbane recording studio
Steve James, world renowned Uk producer http://www.steve-james.com
Steve James has a remarkable career of successes in recorded music; Grammy Nominated & Aria Producer of the year winner. Growing up in the UK entertainment business, son of famed British Comedian / Actor, Sid James, star of the Carry On movies. Steve’s credits include: Sex Pistols, Monty Python, Ginger Baker, Phil Lynott, Toyah, The Rutles, The Jam, The Screaming Jets, The Rumjacks, Mental as Anything, Cold Chisel, Weta, Hangar 18 and many others
Steve is producing, engineering and mixing the winning band’s single at Red Engine Recording Studios, Brisbane
Musik Radio Promotions / Musik and Film http://musikandfilm.com
Our USA sponsors Musik & Film, global airplay specialists, through their radio promotional division, MUSIK RADIO PROMOTIONS. The winners' song will be delivered and promoted to over 250,000 radio stations in over 180 countries
This often includes airplay on BBC1 UK, Numerous stations in the US, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia & More with M.A.F’s extensive reach
Jansen Sound / Allen & Heath / Audio Technica http://jansen.co.nz
As the oldest sound company in New Zealand, Jansen has maintained a reputation for delivering high quality, reliable audio and lighting solutions since 1949.