The round one semi-finals of the Orlandobands.com/Evermore Sound Evermore Battle of the Bands is October 25 at The Haven in Orlando. This semi-final event will feature live performances from Orlando bands Liquid Spiral, Chaddy Boom and Still We Rise with Central Florida bands General Eyes, Staring Blind and Dedbolt.
“With this upcoming show we really want to showcase a lot of different aspects of our band to the judges, a few different things that we have been trying to refine and we really want it to shine through,” said the members of Liquid Spiral. “For the most part though, we really would love to just throw a great show for a great crowd.”
All the bands in this semi-final event took first place or won a wild card drawing for this opportunity to showcase again for the judges. “When we won the first round it was a really exciting time,” said Liquid Spiral. “We put a lot of effort into getting prepared and now with even stiffer competition we are putting all of our energy into preparation for our next show.”
The bands are 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. The top three bands in this semi-final round move on to the finals scheduled for December 6.
The members of Liquid Spiral had this to say about one of the event sponsors, Orlandobands.com, “We think Orlando bands is really top notch in their ability to allow local bands to promote themselves through playing in various venues and bringing forth all types of crowds to allow a larger listening audience which is always great for those who want a foothold in the local music scene.”
This year’s Evermore Battle of the Bands sponsors are Evermore Sound, Orlandobands.com, 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 Evermore Battle of the Bands is at The Haven, 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.
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.