SPOTLIGHT

Dedication Event for Comic Relief, The Shed, Yeoman St, Leics

Dedication was a massive musical event in aid of Comic Relief on April 16th. It was held over four heats and eventually whittled the bands down to four finalists. This is a run down of each one, as taken from Marcus Lazaar’s program notes:

Switch: Switch’s style is predominantly guitar based rock with atmospheric undertones and dynamics that compliment a well presented stage performance. Their use of heavy guitar based riffs are maximised by the dropouts that they employ (with reservation) to emphasise the emotion that they are trying to purvey at particular points in their songs.
Beg To Differ: Heavily Punk influenced, Beg To Differ utilise elements of Green Day’s quirky attitude and combine it with the Sex Pistols’ flat out aggression. This provides an energetic performance that is pretty much guaranteed to initiate a mosh pit brawl - which I’m sure is the desired effect! Beg To Differ are the genuine article.
Duffmonkeys: Duffmonkeys are a tight indie pop/rock outfit with some catchy tunes and a tongue in cheek attitude that comes across well. The performance was animated and exuberant which fitted well with the quality of tracks that they chose to perform. In short, some great songs, well presented.
Raising Lazarus: Raising Lazarus performed an outstanding set of atmospheric rock. Some excellent lyrics that are beautifully supported by fine musicianship, which was well received by the audience. Tight, professional, what more can I say?

Beg To Differ
Photo courtesy of the band

AND THE WINNER IS:

This was such an outstanding night, any one of the four bands mentioned above could have won it. Let’s not forget the main aim of the night though - raising cash for red nose day which was achieved in a big way with a sum of 2,000.

The eventual winners were the excellent Beg To Differ, so watch this space as I will hopefully get an interview with them ready for next month’s issue.

Tone E

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