Vancouver, BC – December 13, 2018- Nimbus School of Recording & Media is proud to present the second
Nimbus High School Battle of the Bands, in partnership with
Yamaha Music Canada,
Tom Lee Music and
Following a hugely successful first year, this all-ages event will feature up to four weekly showcases from BC High School acts in February 2019. The Roxy, one of Vancouver’s most
vibrant live music venues, proudly provides the perfect stage for emerging local talent: “We are so excited to once again provide a platform and an opportunity for young up-and-coming bands to perform and be introduced into the Vancouver Music Scene” say Luna
Hoyek, Bookings Manager, and Sasha Pocekivic, General Manager of the Roxy.
The finale will be held on March 4th, 2019. Prizing includes a total of $25,000 in Nimbus Scholarships, over $5000 worth of gear from Yamaha Music Canada, and $1000 in gift certificates
from Tom Lee Music. The winners’ High School will also receive a PA Prize pack from Yamaha Music Canada. Each finalist act will receive a multi-camera video and broadcast quality recording of their live performance, captured by Nimbus’ mobile recording truck
and videography team, as well as headphones from Yamaha Music Canada. All participants will receive performance and stage setup coaching and mentorship by Nimbus instructors.
“The Battle of the Bands is a fantastic initiative for aspiring musicians… it’s a pleasure to support such talented young people and high schools with gear to further their passion
for music”, says Kris O’Reilly, Product Marketing Manager of Yamaha Music Canada.
Last year’s winner, singer-songwriter winner
Bukola Balogun, performed at a Juno Host Committee event, a private industry event featuring Loverboy, and participated in the 2018 Canadian Songwriter Challenge as well as a SOCAN writing camp. “Being a part of the Nimbus Battle of The Bands allowed me
to have some of the greatest experiences of my life! I was provided with opportunities and have been able to secure gigs that I’ve only ever dreamt of having”.
Previous judges included pop artist Blonde Diamond, local music curator Jess Vaira (ANZA Showcase, Cartems Open Mic, Railway), and Lynn Ross, City of Vancouver’s Cultural Planner.
Music BC continues to support the event, adding: “It is crucial to our industry to support emerging talent as early as possible. We’re so pleased to be a part of such a fun and rewarding experience for our young local artists” says Alex Grigg, Executive Director
of Music BC.
Entry will be by donation, with all door proceeds from the events to be distributed between each act at the end of the evening.
The Battle of the Bands entrants must be enrolled in a BC high school, and in grades 10-12 at the time of entry. Bands can be one member (i.e. solo acts) or more, up to a maximum
of five, and any contemporary genre is accepted.
For full details, and to enrol an act or band for Battle of the Bands, go to
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