The Global Battle of the Bands - the World's biggest band comp, with a 1st Prize worth US$100,000, is run in Australia and New Zealand by A Red Letter Day (Event Management). Bands can enter via www.gbob.com or can contact us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9519 3978
From 16 countries in 2004 to over 30 countries now, GBOB – the world's biggest live talent competition for pop and rock bands – is getting bigger and better all the time.
There are just two rules: no cover versions and no pre-recorded music.
Every year local qualifying Heats, Regional Finals and National Finals take place in countries around the world, with the eventual winners of these going forward to the GBOB World Final.
As Directors of the Australasian leg of this competition, we are running Heats all around Australia and New Zealand to find bands to compete in the National Final in Sydney. Local Heats and Regional Finals will run in the following areas:
A Red Letter Day uses up to 50 Venues across Australian and New Zealand to bring Local Heats to as many bands as possible.
Bring about valuable experiences for bands and their fans
GBOB is aimed towards emerging bands who know they have what it takes to represent Australasia in this competition. At this level, bands are experienced with playing in front of an audience, have a good fan base and compose original music.
They have basic marketing tools to expose their band using MySpace and listing themselves on every music site on the web.
Our events actively encourage the involvement of their peers and fans, music lovers, family and friends, and the power of the experience stems from the presence and support of these people.
We reach a massive youth-based demographic, who are socially active and enthusiastic about the rock music scene – young people who are busy out there, dancing, playing and in fact rapidly building a huge appetite for great live entertainment!
GBOB Australasia is supported by a wealth of fantastic sponsors as listed below:
MOST HEATS ARE FOR ALL-AGE AUDIENCES, AND THE EVENTS ACHIEVE:
1. Community Involvement
The width and breadth of GBOB is enormous. As an event that spans Australia and New Zealand, it is designed to reach into every town and area, to contact the youth and encourage them to participate. We seek all-age venues that encourage the involvement of families and friends, as well as peers, fans and fellow music lovers. We make contact everywhere with music press, local press and community bodies.
GBOB is entertaining and very much enjoyed by all! Everyone wants to be part of it.
2. Support of the Arts and positive activities
We all know how Australians love their sport! Well, music is about the only thing that rivals it in the broad interests of the community. Some would say playing music or listening to it at a live event is actually a sport...it certainly is a major priority and driver! We connect with people through their passions. We want to be the prime mover of the thing that motivates them – the music in their lives, the thing that does them good, which enthrals and engrosses them!
3. Delivery of an experience.
Bands who take part, and all their audience, will remember our sponsors’ involvement with an amazing live event. Band members will receive valuable experience performing in front of large audiences and being part of something truly significant.
The winning band will represent Australasia - an experience and achievement which to any band would rate as the chance of a lifetime.
THE RUSTYS Winner of GBOB AUSTRALIA 2009“WOW – we couldn’t believe it when we won! On top of the trip overseas, GBOB gave us 2 incredible Musicman guitars as well! It was such an opportunity. It really lifted us and inspired us to keep going.”
POWERAGE Winner of GBOB AUSTRALIA 2008
“Winning the trip overseas was awesome. It put us in front of the important US and European managers and producers...we now have a film"
URBAN STONE Winner of GBOB AUSTRALIA 2007
“We had an incredible experience at the World Final in London and it was an honour to play amongst such quality bands. Thanks for keeping it live and inspiring us with this event.”
THE TILLEGRA DAMNED Winner of GBOB AUSTRALIA 2010 (Official TV Video Interview togheter with the German GBOB Winner "Shenaniganz" at the World Final in Malaysia on Feb.2011)
A Red Letter Day (Event Management)
P: 02 9519 3978 M: 0412 609 109 E: email@example.com
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