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CHARTFEST 2009 Band Search Finalists Found

21 May 2009 - 0 Comments

The hunt is on in NZ Music Month in the leadup to CHARTFEST - Christchurch's NZ Music Month Festival on Friday 29 May to find Christchurch's best high school band. After 21 bands across 6 heats around Christchurch high schools the six finalists have been found.

CHART Manager Jeff Fulton says the standard this year has been excellent: "We've had some really exciting talent come through the CHARTFEST Band Search this year, from the high octane energy of hair metallers Awakened Inferno and skanking reggae dub of The Young Souls to the entertaining speed funksters Funks Fault. Trumpets, violins, lap guitars... the bands have really impressed and our judging panel this Friday night will have a tough job."

The CHARTFEST Band Search competition gives talented young musicians from around the citys high schools the chance to gain exposure and help kick start their careers. There's loads of great prizes including equipment, recording sessions, promo assistance and the opening slot on the Edge CPIT Main Stage at CHARTFEST 2009. Open to anyone at high school, the finalists have been selected from initial audition rounds through school lunchtimes from May 11th to 20th and go to perform their original material live in front of a judging panel and audience on 8pm, Friday 22 May at Zebedees, with the winner performing at CHARTFEST a week later on Friday 29 May.


Mon 11 May 2009 - Shirley Boys High School HEAT WINNER - Rectophagia (metal)

Tue 12 May 2009 - Lincoln High School HEAT WINNER eL Cee Dee (reggae dub)

Thu 14 May 2009 - Riccarton High School HEAT WINNER Funks Fault (funk rock)

Fri 15 May 2009 - Burnside High School HEAT WINNER The Young Souls (reggae funk)

Tues 19 May 2009 - Unlimited High School HEAT WINNER 5th Day Of May (alt rock)

Weds 20 May 2009 - Aranui High School HEAT WINNER Awakened Inferno (metal)


Date: Friday 22 May, NZ Music Month 2009
Time: 8pm-110pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Venue: Zebedees All Ages Venue | 479 Blenheim Road, Christchurch
Tickets: Tickets only $10 on the door (includes entry to CHARTFEST) All Ages welcome.


* MAINZ Studio Pre-Production Recording Experience.
* The Sitting Room Christchurch's premier boutique recording studio, is proud to offer the winner of the CHARTFEST Band competition full tracking, mixing and mastering of 2 of their songs, a radio quality single (full production) and 'B'side demo song. Over $2000 worth of recording and mixing time.
* Gorilla Pictures Live Music Video
* Musicworks Gig Pack
* 1on1 Music Management mentoring with CHART Team
* K-Rad Myspace Design Upgrade
* Perform live at all ages shows promoted by Youth Music champions Red Panda & 4YP.
* Promo package including NZ Music Directory & CHART Featured Artist for June 2009
* Opening the The Edge CPIT Main Stage at CHARTFEST 2009.

Thanks to The Edge, MAINZ, 4YP, CPIT, Red Panda, Sitting Room, Musicworks, Gorilla Pictures, K-Rad, Deflux, Zebedees and all the sponsors and supporters of CHARTFEST 2009.


CPIT & Christchurchmusic.org.nz proudly present CHARTFEST 2009 - Christchurchs largest annual indoor music festival celebrating NZ Music Month in Christchurch. Over 20 of Christchurchs premier live acts rocking 4 stages in the Town Hall complex from 4pm til 10pm on Fri 29 May 2009. Solaa, Shocking Pinks, Nathan King, Clap Clap Riot, Beneath The Silence, The Eastern, Lindon Puffin & The Transgressions, Ragamuffin Children, The Harbour Sessions, Truth, Maitreya, Isaac Chambers, Reality Chant, Rare Shot Blue and more live. Music career and industry expo, performance clinics, panel discussions, back stage tours, music gaming zone, signing tent, giveaways, prizes and much more.

The festival taps into the rich vein of talent residing and originating from the garden city and its aim is to encourage, involve, entertain and inspire the next music generation via a range of interactive music activities and showcases. Not only for aspiring musicians, but budding managers, producers, journalists, graphic designers and web developers... anyone passionate about a career in the wider music industry. All ages welcome.

Date: Friday 29 May, NZ Music Month 2009
Time: 4pm-10.30pm (Doors 3.30pm)
Venue: Town Hall Complex | 86-95 Kilmore St, Christchurch
Tickets: Tickets only $15+bf, Students $10+bf from Ticketek & Real Groovy. All Ages welcome.

Full details available at www.chartfest.co.nz

Thanks to www.christchurchmusic.org.nz for this story.

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