Listen up, B.C.! Teen magazine Youthink is one step closer to determining the winner of BC’s Best Teen Band Contest. On Friday, Youthink announced its Top 10 artists for BC’s Best Teen Band Contest 2013. Congratulations to the finalists (in alphabetical order):
1. ADOB – an alternative, funk, ska band from Port Moody
2. Collect Call – an indie-rock band from Surrey
3. DaniElle – a country solo artist from Pitt Meadows
4. How We Survive – an alternative, metal, punk band from Saanichton
5. Lucy Mistreated – an alternative, rock, blues band from Duncan
6. Northern Rain – an alt-rock band from Surrey
7. Roy Has Fire – an alt-rock band from Castlegar
8. The Distributors – a blues rock band from Nanaimo
9. The Flying Fishmongers – a rock metal band from North Vancouver
10. The Racket – a rock, blues, folk band from South Hazelton
Music industry judges Georges Couling, owner of Knuckleduster Music Inc. and music instructor at Vancouver Community College, Scott Johnson, Western Region Manager for Warner Music Canada, and Shaun Verreault, lead singer of Wide Mouth Mason, were tasked with narrowing down over 40 entries (that included a variety of musical influences, from country to funk to metal) to just 10 finalists.
Now, the fate of the Top 10 falls to music fans. Voting begins today, Monday, January 14th!
The three bands with the most votes will compete live at the Electric Owl in Vancouver on April 27, 2013 – only one will be crowned Youthink’s BC’s Best Teen Band 2013, winning the grand prize of a recording session with Jay Evjen of Juicemix Productions at Greenhouse Studios, $2000 cash for artist development, the May/June cover of Youthink magazine and more!
To cast your vote, head to http://www.youthink.ca/band-contest-2013
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Keep an eye out on Twitter @YouthinkMag #BTBC2013.
Youthink is a magazine written by teens, for teens. The 40,000-circulation publication is distributed in over 200 high schools in B.C. For more info, please visit youthink.ca/bandcontest.