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March 29th, 2015
Penticton, BC | The Off The Charts Penticton Music Competition ended on a high note awarding one of the top bands in the Okanagan with almost $8000.00 in prizes. The finale was the apex of five weeks of awesome music from bands from the all over the Okanagan Valley. The inaugural music competition is being presented by Spotted in Penticton and Sirf Marketing. The event was held at the Barking Parrot Bar in the Penticton Lakeside Resort.
The competition had 12 bands vying to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes, including: a new guitar (and all the fixings) from Leggots Classic Guitars, a full marketing package from Sirf Marketing, recording time with BiG Audio Productions, an amp and toys from Keslla Music, a photo shoot with Emily Christine Photography, gift certificates from The Grooveyard and Wentworth Music Penticton. Additionally, 11 community/university radio stations across Canada have guaranteed play of the winning band’s track and/or to deliver it to relevant DJ’s, to play the track at their discretion. This includes local community radio station Peach City Radio.
The bands heralded from all over Southern BC, representing Kelowna, Keremeos, Salmo, Kamloops, and (of course) Penticton. Penticton had three entries in the competition. Silent Alarm, Cosmic Brew and TR2. Unfortunately, no local bands made it to the final.
The judges had their work cut out for them on the final night, as they have to choose between the four very, talented bands. The night was kicked off by Kelowna’s Alt-Pop sensation The Flu. Despite proclaiming that the lead singer/axe-man was sick…they rocked the crowd. They were followed by glam-rockers, the Sugar Coated Killers also from Kelowna. They took their show up a notch as they put on a stellar performance, filled with guitar and drum solos with front-man, Sev, working the crowd with his usual energy.
Kelowna folk-rockers, Wild Son, took the People Choice Award. The band also charmed the judges and the crowd which earned them top honours, as the first winner of the Off The Charts Penticton Music Competition. Their alt-folksy sound was catchy and had people up dancing. The night was ended by Kamloop’s favourite bad-boys, Full of Excuses. They rocked the house to conclude the inaugural Off The Charts Penticton Music Competition.
A huge thank you to sponsors: Sirf Marketing, BiG Audio Productions, Leggott’s Classic Guitars, Keslla Music, Emily Christine Photography, Wentworth Music, and The Grooveyard for their prize contributions. Also a huge shout out to the Barking Parrot Staff and Matt Rands from Skaha Sound for helping put on the event.
OTCP offers a huge rocking thanks to our panel of judges: David, Jasmine, Evan, Jake, Bob and Randy. Of course, a big thank you to our emcee, James Miller.
Another thank you to Kettle Valley Tattoo, the SOEC and The Penticton Lakeside Resort for providing great door prizes. Emily Christine did an excellent job of documenting the event in photos. As well, keep an eye out for a DM Productions video of the event…coming soon!