Musicians from across Cheshire rocked the stage in the much-anticipated return of Battle of the Bands!
After a two-year absence, the event, held at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, drew a full crowd to see The Raymonds deservedly crowned champions with their original performance of ‘Fish Tank’.
The college had strong representation from a number of bands, including Ninety Five, who performed Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Go Your Own Way’ and The Counters with their rendition of ‘Can’t Stop’ by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Alias, representing The County High School, Leftwich, performed ‘Hysteria’, by Muse and Middlewich High School’s Grade V rocked the room with Foo Fighter’s ‘The Pretender’.
Lekker Springs, Project Blue, Northern Streets, Hill Cliffe and Unchartered performed an outstanding set of original compositions, while the college’s staff band, of James Leigh, Chris Bailey, Glyn Dulson, Tim Murphy and Robert Palin stunned the audience with their rendition of ‘Starlight’, by Muse.
Event organiser and Music Technology teacher, Tim Murphy, said: “It was a stunning turnout for both audience and musicians. Back in 2020, a young band called ‘The Heath’ from Bridgewater High School nervously took the stage, and after a re-brand, returned as ‘The Raymonds’ last night, gave an electric performance and took home the crown! Worthy winners and an incredibly enjoyable evening. Many congratulations to all involved.”
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