Hot stuff as DMU music society storms to victory

IMG_1877by Ollie Heppenstall

De Montfort’s music society claimed victory in a battle of the bands held at Firebug last Monday night.

The battle, featuring the duos Timmas and Issy and Emma, The Excellent Adventures, Kait Baker-Smith and Alex Harrendence, entertained a packed-out Firebug and claimed a resounding, if unofficial victory.

Jack Cahill, frontman of The Excellent Adventures, said: “The first battle of the bands happened 2 or 3 years ago thanks to the efforts of the previous chairman, Adam Walker.

“It was his idea to have a battle of the bands, and it’s happened in some form or another each year since.

“We won by quite a margin in the end, our tactic was to build with variety; starting with accoustic acts and going from there.

“It wasn’t until Timmas took the stage that the atmosphere really started to develop. The Excellent Adventures closed the gig, playing to a completely full Firebug was absolutely incredible, definitely something you don’t see all that often.

“Last year’s battle was good, but this year’s was even better; the acts, the venue, the crowd, all outstanding. Both us and UoL will really have to bring it next year.”

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