East Coast students to raise War Memorial Theatre roof on Sunday

CHAOTIC Roses, Sit Down in Front and Rabbits in Tuxedos are among the inventive titles for entries in the Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats Gisborne East Coast event.

The regional heats are at the War Memorial Theatre from 1pm on Sunday.

The East Coast bands and soloists-duos are among more than 2000 young musicians competing in 20 regions during May and June.

“To perform live onstage is a great boost in confidence,” says Smokefreerockquest co-founder and director Glenn Common.

“It requires a lot of skills, not just musical ability.”

Students can enter the solo/duo section as well as be part of a band.

If their performance has at least one Maori and/or Pacific element, they can also enter Smokefree Pacifica Beats.

Two solo/duo acts and 10 to 12 bands will be selected for the East Coast final to be held at the War Memorial Theatre on June 9 (7pm).

Tickets for the heats are $10 at the door. Children under five are free.

Tickets for the regional final are available from Stephen Jones Photography.

CHAOTIC Roses, Sit Down in Front and Rabbits in Tuxedos are among the inventive titles for entries in the Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats Gisborne East Coast event.

The regional heats are at the War Memorial Theatre from 1pm on Sunday.

The East Coast bands and soloists-duos are among more than 2000 young musicians competing in 20 regions during May and June.

“To perform live onstage is a great boost in confidence,” says Smokefreerockquest co-founder and director Glenn Common.

“It requires a lot of skills, not just musical ability.”

Students can enter the solo/duo section as well as be part of a band.

If their performance has at least one Maori and/or Pacific element, they can also enter Smokefree Pacifica Beats.

Two solo/duo acts and 10 to 12 bands will be selected for the East Coast final to be held at the War Memorial Theatre on June 9 (7pm).

Tickets for the heats are $10 at the door. Children under five are free.

Tickets for the regional final are available from Stephen Jones Photography.

Bands in East Coast regional heats

Three Trains (Campion College); Sit Down in Front (Campion, Gisborne Boys’ High School); Rabbits in Tuxedoes (Mangapapa School, Ilminster Intermediate, Gisborne Intermediate); Chaotic Roses (GGHS); Mellow (GGHS); Never (Campion); Lylac (Campion); Shadows in the Darkness (Campion); Reverse Situation (Campion); The Search (GBHS, Lindisfarne College); Special Children (GBHS, Campion, Gis Int); Pink Ink (Campion); The Last Names (ILM); Common Divide (GGHS); The (Campion); Silent Vision (Campion); Headfirst (Campion); Hollow Rims (Campion); Axiom (Gisborne Girls’ High); Grey Nebula (GGHS); Swerve (ILM); Heads Up (ILM); We Don’t Know Yet (St Mary’s Catholic School, Waerenga o Kuri School, Wainui Beach School, Central School, Ngatapa School); Blackout (ILM); Simple Obsession (GGHS); 1702 (GGHS); Fuzion (GGHS); Faded Imagination (Campion); Melody (GGHS); Ethical Beats (GGHS); Galaxy Gisborne (GGHS); The Blast (ILM); Luxe (GGHS); The DeceiveD (GGHS); Slick (ILM).

Soloists/duos in East Coast regional heats

Two Halves (ILM); Rose Campbell (Wairoa College, also in the Smokefree Pacifica Beats); Dusk Colours (Campion); Keira (ILM); Miss Pou (GGHS).

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