Winning band can set the record straight

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 12:00am

You and your band may have been practising for years, dreaming of releasing your own record one day. Now, your dream may come true if you win a new band competition.

Chinese Club Band Battle 2002 welcomes any young (but older than 12), passionate rockers to have a go. The most compelling reason to compete for the top prize is the chance to win a contract from an SAR-based record company.

The competition aims to promote the local band scene while giving young people a chance to tap their creativity and express themselves. It is organised by Entertainment Project and Service Ltd, funded by Chinese Club Discount Centre and supported by the Warehouse Teenage Club.

The 10 most outstanding bands will enter the finals, which will be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on April 2.

On top of the $5,000 cash prize and $15,000 in vouchers, the winning band will receive tickets to the Summer Namm Show - a musical instrument and equipment expo in the United States.

Many famous musicians, such as veteran rockers Paul Wong Koon-chung and Danny Summer, jazz exponent Eugene Pao and executive officer of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Ricky Fung Tim-chee, will judge the finals.

Beyond's drummer, Yip Sai-wing, and his new band will be the guest performers at the gig in the Cultural Centre.