Patch Video Battle of the Bands 2012 is here!
More than 20 bands from across Eastern Massachusetts submitted videos of original songs over the past two weeks to multiple area Patch sites in hopes of taking home the top prize.
First off is a regional round in which we pit bands and musicians from the North Shore and Merrimack Valley against one another. They will square off to win bragging rights in the area, a cool prize and a chance to go to the final round and win a rockstar prize pack!
The field for the North Shore/Merrimack Valley round is strong with musical tastes ranging from rock to jazz to pop to metal.
Voting for the regional round will run until noon on Friday, May 4. Please vote by telling us your choice in the comment section below the article. One vote per person per day please.
The winner of the this regional North Shore/Merrimack Valley round will win two hours of recording time at The Space in Lowell.
Those musicians, along with the second place finisher in this regional round, will then square off against the top two finishers from and
The winner of the final round will win a rockstar prize pack! The grand prize winner will headline a gig at The Harp in Boston, as well as receive a cut/color at Avanti Hair Salon, a party bus ride around Boston on Bustonian Party Bus and lunch at M.J. O'Connor's!
Here are the bands competing in the North Shore/Merrimack Valley round and the names of band members:
The Cranks – “Good Guys”
Alex Markoski of Westford; Connor Gowland and Haley Gowland of Dunstable
The Jessica Prouty Band – “Escape”
Jessica Prouty and Cam Pelkey of Marblehead; Andy Covino of Swampscott; and Cody Nilsen of Wilmington
Serotheft – “Build The”
Derek Rice of Hamilton; and Ted Kenney, Alex Greene and Devin Atcherly of Burlington, VT
Monkey Knife Fight – “Scored Earth”
David Collett of Reading; Shawn Leite of Lowell; Felipe Collazo of Lawrence; and John Powell of Methuen
Forget the Former – “I Would Have Lost”
Bobby Briggs of Westford; Daniel Daley of Tewksbury; and Ben Hanson of Lowell
Mercury Revolt – “Let it Out”
Alex Mazzarese, Michael Weber, Max Drew and Stephen Lundgren, all of Andover
Left Hand Blue – “Feelings”
Matt Minigell, Carissa Johnson and Sean Duggan, all of Andover
Jack and the Jackets – untitled instrumental
Dan Peters and Jack Fantini of Marblehead; Charlie Parker of South Hamilton; and Kian McGee of Wenham
The Truezoos – “I’ll Keep This One”
Sean O’Sullivan and Marc Hoffman of Georgetown; and Jeff Kereakoglow of Danvers
Mad Chief Pat Golini & the Bennett Street Band All-Star Treveling Troubadours – “Original”
Pat Golini and Derek Jonson of Wakefield; and Cam Arnott of Reading
Nokceros – “The Dying Sun”
Jay Oza of Peabody; and Mark Shea, Steve Reynolds and Ryan Reynolds, all of North Andover
The Dejas – “Birth By Fire”
Callie Lipton and Aaron Katz, both of Salem