Verse Two Take Out rdu's Competition
On the 30th of June, a not-so typical frosty Christchurch night, a huge crowd gathered once again at the dux de lux to watch Christchurch's top 4 new bands battle it out for supremacy in rdu 98.3fm's Not So Young Entertainers competition.
In a 6 week competition that had seen 40 bands culled off into 4, funkers, P-Bass Expressway, psychedelic fuzz poppers, Cuba 73, skate-punk rockers, New Damage and hip-hoppers Verse Two played their hearts out in front of yet another massive crowd at the dux de lux, Christchurch's premier live band venue.
The winning act stood to win:
A $2000 promotional package from rdu 98.3 fm (including on-air promotion, posters etc...) Studio time from Night Shift studios 500 CDs pressed by Software Images and for the ultimate rock-star look, sunglasses from Dirty Dog.
In a close call, with all acts playing up a storm to the crowd's delight, Verse Two were declared the winners with one judge remarking that although "all [the acts were] of equal calibre," Verse Two "were the band that had the strongest 'X-factor' on the night."
Verse Two is made up of: Brent Parks (guitar), Carolyn (aka Lady) vocals, Redford (drums), Marcus (keyboards), DJ Daneja and Nick Robinson (bass).
Nick on bass said that winning rdu's Not So Young Entertainers competition "was pretty surreal; a crazy dream." He said he thought it was a great night and enjoyed sharing the stage with 3 other great Christchurch acts. "The crowd was wicked, like a bizarre dream," he said.
Margaret Gordon, the programming director at rdu, said of the success of the Not So Young Entertainers competition, "it's events like this that keep the music scene alive."
The group now have the chance to get into the recording studio, print 500 CDs and promote themselves in conjunction rdu 98.3 fm.