The next round two show of the Orlandobands.com/Evermore Sound Evermore Battle of the Bands takes place Tuesday, October 22 at The Haven in Orlando. This week features live performances from Orlando area bands Mad As Adam, A Thousand Times Better and Sons Of Ragnar along with Florida bands Knock For Six, (De)Absolve and Valkaria.
Mad as Adam is a relatively new Orlando band. They told the Examiner that they are looking forward to the “opportunity to play at a new venue, where we can make new fans and build relationships with other bands around town. We’ve already been contacted on Facebook by another band that is performing on Tuesday. Being new on the scene we want a chance to get our songs out to people who may not have heard us yet.”
The members of Sons of Ragnar said they are looking forward to “getting to play with major players in the local scene/industry. It’ll be a blast playing for people that could potentially take us to the next level, and making friends along the way.”
The bands will be competing for over $25,000 in prizes including a custom built guitar and recording packages. They will be judged on several categories including musicianship, songwriting, originality, crowd reaction, stage presence and professionalism, as well as promotion and networking.
Event sponsors for the Evermore Battle of the Bands include Orlandobands.com, Evermore Sound, Capacity Productions, Freedom Union Records, Classic Cases, InEarz Audio, Rejuven-Ink, Spawn Guitars, Left Digital Media, Goin Balistic!, 101.1 WJRR’s Native Noise with Supa Dave and The Orlando Local Music Examiner.
The two bands interviewed, Mad As Adam and Sons of Ragnar, had nothing but good things to say about the event promoter and one of the sponsors, Ben Gardner and Orlandobands.com. “This is Mad As Adam’s first gig with Orlandobands.com but they are definitely one of the top bookers in Orlando and we look forward to future opportunities beyond Battle of the Bands II,” said the members of Mad As Adam. “I know we’re not alone in being thankful for Ben and Orlandobands.com since their mission is to keep the local music scene alive by taking care of the local acts and allowing them to get their music out there.”
“OrlandoBands.com has been incredibly influential on the local scene, helping bands and artists climb higher and higher,” said the members of Sons of Ragnar. “The staff is amazing, and really seem to have your best interest at heart, which is highly valued by everyone involved.”
The Haven is located at 6700 Aloma Ave. in Winter Park/Orlando. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. with the first band. Tickets are $5 in advance from the bands. (Their pre-sale tickets count as part of their score.) Tickets will be $8 at the door for this 18+ event. This event is non-smoking.
Just as the past battles, they will be collecting donations for charity. The money collected this year will go to the Southeast Lung Transplant Fund, helping to support HelpHOPELive.