THE GLOBAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS is the worlds biggest live talent competition for bands of all genres. We aim to find raw talent wherever it is and expose it to a wider audience! Starting in 2004 with 16 countries participating, 25 countries took part in 2006 and participation continues to grow in 2010 with over 30 countries now involved. Every year Local Qualifying Heats and National Finals take place in participating countries around the world, with the winners of these going forward to World Final.
If you are a real band playing real music and can show you have what it takes live on stage, here is your chance to win a band development package worth $100,000 and a special gold Best New Band in the World statuette!
"We had a great time in Kuala Lumpur and it was a pleasure being invited to be one of the judges at the GBOB 2010 finals. There was a lot of artist quality and good musicianship going on on stage that night, well presented by some of our future rock stars. Although there can only be one Artist Of The Year I think all the artists qualifying to the finals should consider themselves winners.
My congrats to Dubtonic Kru and all the other performers that made this a very special night. See ya on tour somewhere in the World!
And of course a big thanks to GBOB Team and everyone at THE GLOBAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS for making this come true."
Kee Marcello (legendary guitarist of the band Europe)
"It's very exciting to have been part of the foundation of a music event whose reputation is increasing exponentially. This years bands were given the opportunity to play in front of a select group of music professionals who can pluck a band out of obscurity and position them for world-wide success. Participate now before GBOB becomes the next SXSW or CMJ."
Gary Helsinger (Universal Music Publishing)
"This wasn't the first time I've been a judge for a battle of the bands contest. It was, however, the first one I truly enjoyed. The level of talent was high, the night was well organized and the entire thing was handled professionally. It was great to be a part of it all."
Joshua Freni (Virgin Records)
"I had a blast being a judge at GBOB. There wasnt one single band on the stage who didnt deserve to be there. I really like the concept and hope it grows year on year."
Steve Lillywhite (Producer - U2, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones etc)
Thank you on behalf of Heavy Mojo. We had a great time in every round of the competition, especially the US finals in Los Angeles and playing the historic Astoria in London. I know that it takes a great deal of work to produce an event of this size and we hope that with the opportunities that are now available to Heavy Mojo, we can make 2007 a break-out year for the band and give GBOB the credit it deserves for finding new talent.
2004: SECOND (SPAIN)
2005: KOPEK (IRELAND)
2006: HEAVY MOJO (USA)
2007: BOYS IN A BAND (FAROE ISLANDS)
2008: FLOORS AND WALLS (ENGLAND)
2009: RUSTIC (CHINA)
2010: DUBTONIC KRU(Jamaica)