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