Band gets through

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Col­lege rock­ers Un­til Au­tumn have made it to the re­gional fi­nals of this year’s Smoke­free­rock­quest, join­ing 11 other bands from Welling­ton, Kapiti and the Hutt Val­ley.

The al­ter­na­tive rock group, made up of five Aotea and Tawa Col­lege stu­dents, was the only lo­cal band to progress from the re­gional heats, held on May 12.

They will take to the stage at the Welling­ton Opera House on June 2 to bat­tle it out for a spot at the na­tional fi­nals.

Two other acts per­formed at the heats but did not make it through – Aotea Col­lege singer­song­writer Micheale Duguid and Porirua Col­lege band Mad­num.

Micheale, 16, per­formed her orig­i­nal song True Colours at the heats, and said it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence de­spite not pro­gress­ing to the re­gion­als.

The top two re­gional bands will progress to a video com­pe­ti­tion stage, and from there to fi­nals in Septem­ber. Na­tional win­ners get a slew of prizes in­clud­ing a mu­sic video, CD press­ing and $10,000 of Rock­shop vouch­ers.

Photo: PETER MCDON­ALD

Rock chick: Aotea Col­lege singer-song­writer Micheale Duguid per­formed her song True Colours at the Smoke­free­rock­quest re­gional heats on May 12.

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