It's a competition where exclusively unsigned cover bands (3 or more piece bands) are given the opportunity to perform in some of our venues, be seen and heard in 'show case' sets with the chance to be up for some great prizes including a paid gig, and $10,000 cash.
The 2014 Comp is likely to start mid year, depending on registrations received. Venues will be decided shortly but will be in the South, East and Northern suburbs of Melbourne, with a possibility of one in the west. Nights of the comp will be different for each Venue but will cover Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
HEATS. Cover bands are judged on musicianship, crowd interaction, performance, imitation interpretation and attitude; this and a percentage of total crowd votes on the night are tallied up to give the bands a score.
SCORING.The four highest scoring available bands are then invited to perform in the venues semi-finals and are judged again. The two highest semi-finalists then go on to compete against each other at the Venues Final. The highest scoring band for the Venue Final will then be the winner for that venue and they receive the paid gig at that venue.
Prize. All venue winners are then invited to perform at The State Grand Final where they are up for the chance to win the big $10,000 named a 'Calling All Cover Bands Victorian Grand Final Winner'!
Rules: All Band Members/Entrants inc. Sound Engineers (if a band wishes to use their own) etc. must be 18 years old and over. The competition will be held in a licensed premise and you will be required to carry Photo ID and be able to present the Photo ID upon request of Hotel Staff and Security.
Note: Only unsigned bands may enter this competition. Unsigned bands are bands that are not signed to a record label or registered with an entertainment agency. Bands must be a 3 or more piece band. Venue winners from previous competitions may not enter the current/upcoming competition..