Roll 'em for a big battle

ETHAN Morrisson had a choice between playing in Bundaberg’s Battle of the Bands or filming it.

It was a tough decision, but after his drummer left to move overseas, the Year 10 Bundaberg State High student chose to document the day with his friends Nick Murr and Richard Lawton.

The DVD they produce will be sold to help support Youth At Risk programs, with all money raised from the event going to the organisation.

The boys became involved in the project after Youth Management Team member Nick was approached by Youth Services Bundaberg program co-ordinator Viki Hannah.

“I’ve been studying film since Year 8, and we thought it would be good fun,” Nick said.

As well as filming the musicians, the aspiring movie-makers will set up a “confession booth”, where the kids of Bundaberg can sing the praises or air their grievances with their town.

The musical battle will be at Hinkler Central Shopping Centre on Sunday, December 13.

Mrs Hannah said a stage would be set up on the top car park at the shopping centre from 11am to 3pm.

As well as the bands going toe-to-toe for the top prize, there will be performances by Mitch Barrington and rock stars-in-waiting Arcade Made, who became the darlings of the local music scene when they became finalists in radio station Triple J’s national Unearthed High competition last year.

After making his name on Australia’s Got Talent, Brisbane’s Dr Rhythm will also put in a special guest appearance.

The 100% drug and alcohol free event is supported by Hinkler Management and Youth Services Bundaberg.

Bands go to battle
  •  2009 Wide Bay Rock Solid Battle of the Bands.
  • Sunday, December 13, 11am to 3pm.
  • Open Air Event
  • Performances from Dr Rhythm, Mitch Barrington and Arcade Made, plus competing groups.
  • For further information or to find out how to compete, phone Mrs Hannah on 4153 2227.

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