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08-Jun-11, 09:42
Wick band aims to "get noticed" at Inverness extravaganza

SEVEN young bands from all over Highland-one from Wick- will converge on Inverness’s Spectrum Centre on Saturday 18th June as they compete to win this year’s ‘Get Noticed’ competition.
This new ‘battle of the bands’ is being run by Highland Council’s Music Development Officer in collaboration with Thunder In The Glen and Stashsound recording studio.
Norman Bolton, the council’s Music Development Officer said: “Following the success of last year’s competition, we have more bands involved this year. The winning band will be given a 45 minute gig at August’s Thunder In The Glen event in Aviemore as well as a day’s recording studio time, a prize package which will be hotly contested by all the bands involved.”
The bands taking part are: Purple Divide from Inverness High School; Sally Cinnamon from Nairn Academy; The Divide and The Avalanches, both from Grantown Grammar School; Final Comfort from Farr and Thurso High Schools; Company of Liars, Wick High School; The Stones Experience, Portree High School.
All seven bands will be sound checking throughout the day with full professional technical support. The judges’ decisions will be announced at the end of the event.
Norman added: “Get Noticed is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with professionals and schools whilst offering an element of technical training. We, as a council offer opportunities for as many musical genres as possible and this event is yet another example of the high quality events we can produce.”
The evening competition will open doors at 6.30pm with battle commencing at 7pm. It’s advisable to book tickets (5) in advance by telephoning Angeline Walker on 01349 863441 as there will be limited availability at the door.