Battle of the Jams is due to climax this weekend as the Oxjam competition has reached its final heat and the four fledgling rock bands that have made it through go head-to-head for the South East Wales Oxjam crown.
The competition has been running since January and has already raised over £2,000 for Oxfam. It began with 32 local unsigned bands from Newport, Cardiff and Bridgend and now the best of the bunch will showcase their talents in the grand final at Cardiff’s Barfly this Saturday.
The finalists include Cardiff winners Triaxis – a female fronted metal 5-piece, Levin St. – a funky punk band with bags of energy who beat the competition at Bridgend, Santiago Sound (pictured) – a new Indie band from Bridgend who stormed the Newport heat, and rock-alt 4 piece The Drug That Killed The Kids – who always put on a good show and earned the runner up place in the final.
Special guest judges from our very own Buzz Magazine and Nation Radio will be voicing their opinions and votes can be placed with a £1 (or more) donation to Oxfam.
There are loads of great prizes up for grabs for the band that takes the title including a promo shoot with local photographer Nadine Ballantyne, a recording session at Stompbox Studios, an interview and live session on Nation Radio and a run of 500 professionally produced CDs courtesy of Breed Media.
All profits from the night will go straight to Oxfam so by turning up you’re not only supporting the local live music scene but you’re also helping Oxfam with their brilliant work to alleviate poverty and suffering around the world.
Doors open at 7:30 on Saturday evening to over 18s. Tickets are only £5 (£4 NUS) – including entry to Flyswatter – and are available on the door, at Spillers Records and online here.