Winner of Burnham-On-Sea's first Battle of the Bands is chosen
first ever Acoustic Battle of the Bands was a great success at
the town's Princess Theatre on Friday night (June 8th).
by the team behind the annual Burnham FolkFest, the event sought
to find up-and-coming local musical talent.
standard of musicianship and songwriting was very high and there
were excellent performances from Bruce Hudson, local indie duo
Spirolyte and hot young guitarist Darren Hodge," said FolkFest
Vice-Chairman Graham Cook.
victor, though, winning slots on both Saturday and Sunday of this
year's FolkFest and a day's recording at Beehive Studios, was
Leah Goldie, who impressed the judges with a performance that
brought to mind both Tori Amos and Norah Jones."
teacher by trade, Leah's a fine pianist and singer-songwriter
who has been writing since the age of 12. The judges also deemed
the other three acts worthy of slots on FolkFest Saturday.
Pictured: Top, the competitors at Friday's Battle of the Bands
and, above, the winner with Andy Pulleyn from The Princess and
FolkFest Vice-Chairman Graham Cook