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Wellacre Band Wins ‘Best Stage Presence’

Posted at 11:40 am on 21st February, 2019

Battle of the Bands Grand Final

On Sunday 10th February, Battle of the Band regional winners ‘Evolution’ joined other bands from across Greater Manchester for the grand final competition.

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Competing against other bands, Evolutions’ members Will and Joe, Year 10, and Oliver, Year 11, performed at 10-minute set at the legendary Band on the Wall venue in Manchester and won the ‘Best Stage Presence’ award.

Year 10 Will said:

“It was really good to win ‘Best Stage Presence’ and felt surreal.  The judges said it was like the Evolution show at the event!”

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Mrs Spencer, Teacher of Music and SENDCO, said:

“It was a fantastic final to watch, where Evolution held their own with eight other bands from Greater Manchester. Evolution stood a good chance of winning. The standard was exceptional.  They should be proud of themselves as they put on a superb performance and received excellent feedback from the judges.”

The Battle of the Bands event featured up and coming school and college aged bands representing their borough and aiming to receive one of the special awards on offer from the judges.

Each band was judged on stage presence, sound, technicality and band interaction in a bid to find the stars of tomorrow and celebrate the wealth of musical talent in Greater Manchester.

Year 10 Joe said:

“As part of our set I went into the audience and performed a solo! I think this definitely helped us win the stage presence award! It was really good to win one of the awards and we are grateful to everyone that came along to support us.”

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Year 11 Oliver added:

“I was so pleased to show that on stage we were hosts and that we really interacted with the audience.  Joe’s AC/DC iconic duck walk into the crowd was amazing and really showcased our stage presence and showmanship!

“To win the Trafford heat and the chance to play at such a prestigious venue, and play there at such a young age, was what it was all about for me. I love performing!”

Watch the boys perform....