Tonight We Fall - Through to the Final
What a superb event this was! The atmosphere was fizzing, even as we were walking down the alley to the venue, The George. People were waiting outside, until they were ready to open the doors. There was a slight delay from the sound technician arriving late, but only by about 15 minutes or so.
On the adult judging panel was: Louis from Anton Road Recording Studio, Nigel from MBE, David from Bellboy Music, Nicki from Valley Leisure, Dave from The Round Table.
On the youth judging panel was: Charley, Holly and Jordon.
Considering that the doors weren't open to the spectators, the whole room was alive. However, my first stop was the bar, to meet a date with a bottle of Trooper, Iron Maiden's trademark beer!Tonight We Fall
The first band on was Tonight We Fall. It always hard being the opener, but they brought the night to boom with cracking energy, excellent conviction and strong performances. We were told that venues restrictions didn't allow any moshing, but I saw people's heads at the front mashing away. The singer carried the songs like a true pro; the guitarists and bassist worked well together, while the drummer beefed out some serious beats!
Sketches of Sound - Through to the Final