03 December 2010 - 0 Comments
This year’s competition saw an exceptionally fierce battle with a record number of bands entered – a whopping 60 signed up which made the heats incredibly busy but very entertaining. In the end there can only be one band left standing and that band is four piece garage punk band: The Guest. They will join the ranks of previous Roundup winners such as
The Tiger Tones, Bang! Bang! Eche!, Shapeshifter, The O’Lovelies, The Deceivers, Heavy Jones Trio, P Bass Expressway and 2009 overall winner; Sleep Age.
Next step for The Guest will be recording a single with the crew at Tandem Studios, with the track being mastered by Ben Edwards from the Sitting Room. Once it’s sounding slick, the people at Little Sister Films will shoot a music video to help promote it further. The Guest will also receive $1500 credit thanks to the Rockshop, a live mastered recording of their winning performance thanks to MAINZ and Tandem Studios, a promo photo session with Dean Mackenzie photography, poster run for an upcoming gig thanks to Phantom Billstickers, management membership and mentoring thanks to Music Managers Forum, a live to air over the b.net from Auckland’s Red Bull studios and finally promotional support and mentoring thanks to CHART… all well deserved!
The Guest comprise of AJ Park (drums), Ryan Anderson (bass), Marty Meehan (vocal/guitar) and Max Russell (guitar). Initially forming as a trio in early 2009 they then recruited Marty when they soon realised no one else wanted to sing.
The Guest have gigged extensively throughout Christchurch since their debut in August 2009, supporting local heavyweights Die! Die! Die! and The Mint Chicks. With members approaching music from many different angles, The Guest play a brand of garage/punk that encompasses sounds influenced from everything between the lo-fi, DIY attitude of The White Stripes to the twisted guitar pyrotechnics of the 3Ds. With the opportunities they have been given thus far, The Guest hope to keep up the momentum and in the future scratch their own individual mark on the face of New Zealand music.