Band of the year: ready to rumble!

dt band of the year Kerplunk
dt band of the year Kerplunk

IT’s back - the area’s best and longest-running battle of the bands contest.!

Now running for over 20 years the Derbyshire Times Band of the Year competition is THE showcase for musical talent in north Derbyshire.

Relaunched this year with a new format, it offers local groups the chance to claim some fantastic prizes, as well as the kudos and bragging rights of being named Derbyshire’s best band.

To enter, simply submit a three-track CD of songs, at least one of which must be original.

Send it in to Band of the Year Competition, Editorial Department, Derbyshire Times, 37 Station Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7XD.

Also include a band photo, if you have one, as well as a daytime contact number and the band’s biog details.

A panel of judges will pick the best bands from the demo entries and they will go on to battle it out LIVE at Chesterfield’s prestigious Winding Wheel venue in November.

Over the past two decades, bands of every kind have played at the finals, from rock, pop and punk, to folk, country and electronica.

So if you fancy getting your hands on some top prizes - and the chance to play the Winding Wheel, get in the ring and show them exactly just how good you are.

Closing date for entries is October 19. So get cracking!

To find out more about the competition, you can email phil.bramley@derbyshiretimes, or call 01246 504530.