Band of the Year - time is running out

sp66231'Band of the Year 2007 - Final. All At Stake.
sp66231'Band of the Year 2007 - Final. All At Stake.

Time is running out for bands who want to take a tilt at lifting the crown as Derbyshire Times Band of the Year.

The annual musical showcase, which has been a fixture on the gigging calendar now for over 20 years, is once again looking for north Derbyshire’s best.

But groups that haven’t got their entries in yet don’t have much time. The closing date is Friday, October 19!

To enter, just send a CD of three tracks, at least one of which should be an original, to BOTY, Editorial, Derbyshire Times, Station Road, Chesterfield, S41 7XD.

Include a photo if you have one and daytime contact phone number.

The best bands picked from the entries by our panel of musicians, industry experts and critics, will fight it out LIVE at the grand final, at Chesterfield’s prestigious Winding Wheel venue on November 12.

It promises to be a night of great music - featuring some of the area’s very best bands. Tickets for the live final cost just £5 in advance, or £6 on the door, and are available from the Winding Wheel box office, 01246 345222 or from Winding Wheel box office

But if you’re in a band and haven’t entered yet -hurry up! For more details, email

Bands competing in the Derbyshire Times Band of the Year final are not just competiting for the kudos and the crown, there are some great prizes up for grabs too. They include:

Recording time at Chesterfield’s Foundry Recording Studios.

Musical equipment/accessories from Real Time Music.

A three-day recording session at the Lock Up Studio, Killamarsh, PLUS runners up prizes of a one-day recording session and free rehearsal time and rehearsal time and gig at West St Live.

Promo video from Digital Image in Chesterfield.

Recording session with Unit 5 Studios, Mansfield.

Free rehearsal time at Chesterfield Rehearsal Space.

Musical equipment/accessories from Matlock Music Shop

Plus a trio of prizes from SCART in Staveley, including studio recording tme, band rehearsal time and a video package.

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