Rock­quest fi­nals

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Three city high school rock bands will be break­ing out their best vo­cals, riffs and rhythms in the re­gional Smoke­free Rock­quest this Fri­day night at the Re­gent on Broad­way.

Palmer­ston North Boys’ High bands Ve­g­ans Can Do Any­thing! and Ladders, along with Fruit Juice Pa­rade from Girls’ High, made it through from the re­gional heats held at the Globe The­atre ear­lier this month.

The three groups will be com­pet­ing against seven other en­trants from the wider re­gion for the top two places in the com­pe­ti­tion, as well as as­sorted other prizes such as the APRA Lyric Award and the Stom­ach Recording Prize.

A top two plac­ing en­ables bands to be as­sessed via mu­sic video, for a place in the na­tional fi­nal top 30.

Among their re­gional fi­nals com­pe­ti­tion are Con­stant De­cay from Feild­ing High School, and Silent ‘til Dawn, a com­bined group from Feild­ing High and Feild­ing In­ter­me­di­ate.

The other fi­nal­ists are Fu­sion from Fox­ton’sManawatu Col­lege, 5th Sum­mit from Levin’sWaiopehu Col­lege, Dan­nevirke High School’s Hymns & Her, Bipo­lar Heart­beat fromWairarapa Col­lege and Retenu from Master­ton’s Sol­way Col­lege.

The solo ti­tle de­cided at the heats, went to 13-year-old Pey­ton Morete from Kapiti Col­lege, who also won the same ti­tle last year.

That en­ti­tled the young in­die rock per­former to rep­re­sent the re­gion at the 2015 na­tional fi­nals. Pey­ton and solo run­ner up Lewis Kingston from Boys’ High will each be put­ting to­gether a 15-minute reel of their best ma­te­rial as a sub­mis­sion for a place in this Septem­ber’s na­tional event.

PHOTO: WAR­WICK SMITH/FAIR­FAX NZ

Year 11 PNGHS mu­si­cians, Shan­nen Petersen, left, and Tharushi Bowatte of Fruit Juice Pa­rade, have made it through to the re­gional fi­nals of the Smoke­free Rock­quest in the Re­gent on Broad­way this Fri­day night.

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