“Emerging Sounds is the oldest running battle of the bands in the country”
One band will win over R100 000s worth of prizes in this year’s Emerging Sounds Challenge. Enabling them to start touring and earning money from every gig they perform.
This year the winning band will play themselves to a Wharfedale Pro Rig (valued at R68 000) courtesy of Audiosure and Music Mate, along with a Pearl Vision VBX 5-piece drum kit and Boss Single Effect Pedals courtesy of Music Mate. Plus studio time at Get Phat Studios with a sound engineer. Plus a television quality EPK (electronic press kit) courtesy of Orange Orbit Studios as well as an one on one session with music guru David Chislett who will assist the band in setting up a 12 month strategy for 2012. And the winning band will also receive publishing assistance with M2 Music(thereby ensuring the artists assets – its songs are both protected and nurtured as the band goes from strength to strength).
A rich musical history has been created as thousands of musos and hundreds of bands across the country over the past 14 years have performed at the Emerging Sounds challenge. Some of those that rose to the challenge include Seether (Saron Gas), Freshly Ground, the Parlotones, 340ml, Prime Circle, Evolver, Taxi Violence, the Blk Jks, the Finkelsteins, Cutting Jade and Plush to name a few.
Conceptualised in the studios of the SABC during the 5FM TDK Radio Sessions 15 years ago the essence of the event remains the same – creating platforms for bands to further their musical careers. This year the Turbo Sounds Emerging Challenge brought to you by Music Mate has some fantastic prizes on offer worth over R 100,000-00.
What makes this year’s event significantly different to the past 14 years is that everybody entering will have the opportunity of being paid for their performance. Participating bands will also be eligible for discounts from Music Mate when purchasing musical equipment as well as discounts from Get Phat Studios in Johannesburg when booking studio time. Bands also receive constructive feedback after each performance from the judges in the form of their score sheets.
Apart from bands being able to win some fabulous prizes we well as getting discounts for musical equipment and studio time they will also have the opportunity of earning monies from the gig.
All bands win in this year’s event because they all qualify for discounts at Music Mate and Get Phat Studios and it is the first battle of the bands offering bands the opportunity of getting paid for their performance. Studio time at Get Phat Studios will also be given to the bands coming second and third.
All bands performing will also be able to purchase Dave Chislett’s book “One Two One Two” on the music industry at a discount at the gig.
At the same time the Music Mate Acoustic Competition 2011 for soloists and duos is also taking place with the following prizes on offer from this leading music retailer – namely a Cort CJ5X NAT Jumbo acoustic guitar and a full Wharfedale PA system. Plus studio time from Get Phat Studios with a sound engineer and a television quality EPK filmed by Orange Orbit Productions.For the first time in its history the finals in December will also be filmed courtesy of Orange Orbit Productions.
Creating platforms for bands and groups to further their musical careers
Between April and November this year monthly legs will take place in Johannesburg and Pretoria choosing the best bands at each event to proceed to the semi finals and then the final in December.
During this time there will also be one-off events taking place in the Vaal, Nelspruit, Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg.
From these events the best bands on the day will be chosen to proceed to the final in Gauteng at the beginning of December. This applies to both the band and acoustic guitar competition.
Emerging Sounds is the oldest running battle of the bands in the country and it has never just been about bands playing their songs for prizes. Bands receive constructive criticism from the judges and receive the judge’s scores sheet after each event – the aim is to improve a bands performance and ensure that each band leaves better for the experience.
The event has never been about finding the freshest latest sound either – it has always judged bands on their performance on that specific day at that specific time. After all you are only as good as your last gig and it is our belief that every time a band plays on stage that performance must be the best one they have ever played.
Music workshops have also taken place for bands and musicians competing in the event as we believe in empowering artists and musicians from a grass roots level.
This event offers all participating bands and musicians the opportunity of taking so much more from the event, which they can implement immediately in furthering their own musical career. The Turbo Sounds Emerging Challenge is about creating platforms for bands and musicians to further their musical careers.
The legacy of the Emerging Sounds Challenge over the years has produced platforms for a wealth of musical talent so hurry and enter your band today.
Muse Magazine supports this initiative and is proud to be associated with the event as media partner.
Barrels in Alberton
April 10 / May 1 / June 5 / July 3 / Aug 7/ Sept 4 / Oct 2 / Nov 6
Café Barcelona in Pta
April 27 / May 29 / June 26 / July 31 / Aug 28 / Sept 25 / Oct 30 / Nov 27
Sun, May 15 / June 12 / July 10 / Aug 14 / Sept 11 / Oct 9
Black Dahlia (for Metal bands)
Sat, June 11 / Sat, July 9 / Sat, Aug 13 / Sat, Sept 10 / Sat, Oct 8
Fri 01 / Sat 02 – Bloem
Fri 29 / Sat 30 – Pochefstroom – Bourbon Street
Sat 06 – Pietermaritzburg at the Red Door
Sat 27 – Cape Town
Fri 02 / Sat 03 – Nelspruit at the Barnyard Theatre
Fri 30 / Sat 1 - The Vaal - bands
Sat 08 / Sun 09 – The Vaal – acoustic
FinalsBand – December 4Acoustic – December 11
For further information or to book your band or acoustic act, contact the Squire on 0827707524 or email@example.com.
Written By : Muse Reports