Those who say the local music scene lacks originality can take heart from the talent displayed by teenage bands. More than 200 fans and musicians packed the Warehouse for the final of the Hong Kong Teenage Band Competition. Organised by the Warehouse Teenage Club, the competition aimed to give local teenagers experience writing their own songs and improving their musical techniques. Judge Danny Chiu Ka-sui, from Tom Lee Music, said such competitions gave teenagers a chance to showcase their talent. 'I think our music market is full of hope after listening to the songs from these young musicians. 'We always say Hong Kong lacks original music just because there are few opportunities provided for young bands. 'I hope the youths can keep up their interest in music so they can make contributions to the local music market in the future,' Mr Chiu said. Tat Flip took first place. Lead singer Lo Kau-man, guitarist Hiu Ka-wai, drummer Hui Ka- wing and bass player Ko Yiu-fung won with their original song Damn Fool and a cover of Storming of Golden Songs. 'We love playing in the band because we can put everything from our hearts in the lyrics. Unlike pop songs, we are trying to criticise, or to reflect the dark side of society,' Kau-man said. The second runner-up prize went to Mazer. Guitarist Wong Wai-hing, drummer Ng Hoi-kam, singer and bass player Chan Wing-yin and singer and guitarist Law Wai-hang played two original songs: Maze and A Horror Shout. Third runners-up were Tears. Guitarist Cheng Chung-yan, bass player Tam Tung-lee, drummer Lui Wai-hin and lead singer Chu Kwok-tsim played Ways of love - their own song - and a cover of Guns' N Butter.