Local News: Ricks Rebels Win Revelations Battle of the Bands|
Posted Nov 01, 2006 - 06:33 PM
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Ricks Rebels have won the Revelations battle of the Bands Final in Falmouth proving beyond a doubt that this is the premier young indie band in the South West...
Having come through the gruelling heats across the West Country over the last 6 months, up against the best talent around, the finalists appeared head to head at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth.
The events were organised by Front of House Productions and the judges included producer Hugh Jones who has worked with a host of chart bands over the last few decades, Lee Trewhella The West Briton's own music journalist, musicians from My Elvis Blackout, and Rick Rogers who currently works for South West Sound out of Dartington College but whose history includes working for Stiff Records and setting up Two Tone Records to launch The Specials and Madness back in the 70’s and 80’s.
The prizes include an auspicious gig on the Bristol fringe early next year and day in the VIP lounge recording studio to record a track to take pride of place on the South West Sound Best of the West CD. The track will also be short listed to appear on the South West Sound Music Week CD which gives them an international business showcase across the industry.
Meanwhile the Band have also been offered some time to record with Hawkwind's second Bass player and current touring band member Thomas Crimble who is keen to help the band get an album together in the spring of next year. The band's own label ‘Ricks Records’ has negotiated a distribution deal with ‘proper distribution’ the UK’s largest independent record distribution company who will make their CD’s available nationally throughout the UK.
Its hoped that the label will give other west country bands the chance to release tracks over the coming years as well as giving a launch pad to the Rebels new tracks and spin off projects.
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