BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNERS TOUR FEATURING THE 2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - BIG TASTY & GUESTS
New Zealand Tour – March / April 2021
BOTB National Champs BIG TASTY from Auckland plus special guest bands from Christchurch, BAD LLAMAS and END TO AVARICE live at STRAWBERRY TREE, Kaikoura. FREE ENTRY SHOW! Yes, really! from around 8pm.
For the past 25 years, the annual Battle of the Bands National Championship has been running in most major cities throughout NZ. The event has been helping NZ bands establish themselves year after year; providing a platform for up and coming artists to gain valuable experience and win career building opportunities. During the 25 years, BOTBs has sent bands on tour to Europe, Asia, Australia and all around NZ, given out prizes of thousands of hours of studio time at many of NZ and Australia’s top studios, CD pressings, record releases, festival slots, given away amps, drums, guitars, mixing desks and much more and of course put on thousands of events in many cities.
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, TUNES OF I, BRENDON THOMAS & THE VIBES, THE RUBICS, TABLEFOX, ALIEN WEAPONERY, PALE LADY, VALKYRIE, Members of I AM GIANT, DEVILSKIN and many more.
The 2020 event was won by Auckland 9-piece funk/soul band BIG TASTY. A wonderful, musically interesting, entertaining band, a little bit of jazz, funk, blues and a whole lot of soul.
The band has won recording time at THE LAB RECORDING STUDIOS, Auckland and will then be mixed in Australia by Grammy Nominated, Aria winning UK producer STEVE JAMES (Sex Pistols, Monty Python, Toyah Wilcox, Phil Lynott, Ginger Baker, Screaming Jets, and NZ’s Weta’s well known album Geographica; plus many more. BIG TASTY also took home a state-of-the-art ALLEN AND HEATH Mixing Desk from JANSEN SOUND as well as winning a slot at RHYTHM AND VINES which they performed at on 29 Dec 2020.
Part of the prize pool is now a tour of New Zealand.
The BOTB WINNERS TOUR will be headlined by BIG TASTY with support from runners up / best of bands from the BOTB events.
BOTB Winners Tour – BIG TASTY & guests
Friday 12 March - Biddy Mulligan’s, Hamilton
Saturday 13 March - Boiler Room, Whakatane
Thursday 25 March - Valhalla, Wellington
Friday 26 March - Strawberry Tree, Kaikoura
Saturday 27 March - A Rolling Stone, Christchurch
Friday 30 April - Anthology Lounge, Auckland