The competition is fierce for Battle of the Bands


This week, Strathspey Performing Arts Centre announced their six competitors for the Battle of the Bands that will take place on Saturday, November 24 at 7pm. It’ll be stiff competition between these groups… and a battle for the grand prize of eight hours of recording time with sound engineer Rob Stone and a band logo design by Sara Rankin Creative!

This year’s performers are:

My Favourite Headache (MFH) is an alternative acoustic rock band from Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The band, which includes members Dylan Ellis, Drew Polegato, J Wood and Robby Osmond-Chown, has grown from four friends rocking out to covers in a garage, to headlining local events with their original written music.

Bridges is an emerging folk rock band from Inverness County. Comprised of band members Abby Mullendore, Barry Fougere and Alasdair Cameron, they’re a fun, quirky, edgy band that formed earlier this year.

The Middle River Band‘s Brian MacIver, Brian Phillips, Richard Herring, and Hector MacRae have been playing with energy and enthusiasm for over ten years. Playing ‘anything to keep ’em on the dance floor’, they’re a crazy little dance band with lots of home grown music.

The Corner Crew hails from Whycocomagh and River Denys and includes Darlene Ellis and Malcolm and Elizabeth Matheson. They’ve been playing celtic, folk, country and old rock ‘n’ roll together for six years.

Substitute Blonde is a rock/indie band from the Strait area that has been playing together for over three years. Damian Phillips, Andrew Burch and Justin “2 Stix” Landry form a ‘sloppy rock ‘n’ roll punk band’ that wants to bring new music to North America.

Ruth O’Shea is a singer-songwriter from Ireland who has been told her sound has similarities to Joan Baez. She traces it back to her roots in rural Ireland and growing up around the sounds of the 1960s and 70s.

Get your tickets today for the ultimate showdown in Mabou! Tickets are available online or through the Strathspey box office at 902-945-5300.

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