On April 1, 2011 – the 2011 Niagara Music Expo wrapped up it’s Battle of the Bands – with a Grand Finale night that hosted the Junior Bands and the Senior Bands!Â Â We had already been previously involved with the Expo – as I had hosted a couple of the Battle of the Bands shows as well as was a Celebrity Judge on the Battle Judging Panel. Â I had been asked to return to do the same for the last and final show – with myself on the judging panel – Jim Agar (from his mother as well as MOCtalk) – and Rita Carrey (from GiantFM – and sister of actor/comedian Jim Carrey) who was the host of the final show.
For the Juniors – it was “The Dogs” up against “Civil Hades”Â – and for the Seniors – it was between “Live Bait”, “The Roper Show”, “Crutch”, and “Rich & the Poor Boys”.
All the bands did an amazing job – and the Winners were:
Juniors -Â THE DOGS
Seniors – CRUTCH (with fine performance add-ins of the megaphone & the lead guitarist setting his hand on fire! – See photos below)
Thanks to Rick Rose, all of the bands, and everyone involved with and who attended this year’s awesome 2011 Niagara Music & Arts Expo!Â Let’s make another successful year in 2012!Â All the very best to all of the bands that participated and to the ones who won!
Here are the highlights from the Final Battle of the Bands Extravaganza on April 1st! Highlights will include photos from “The Dogs”, “Civil Hades”, “The Roper Show”, & “Crutch” – and of course some funny ones of the Judges!
(posted under the request of Jim Agar – who is from his Mother, and from MOCtalk – who specifically wanted to see this photo online) Love ya Jim D
THE ROPER SHOW
Rita Carrey Fournier
HE SET HIS HAND ON FIRE!!Â FANTASTIC!
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Our good friend Rick Rose had asked me to be one of the judges as well as the host of the Junior Battle of the Bands show on February 19th!
I had a real blast hosting the afternoon Battle of the Bands, which was a fine battle indeed between:
Tainted, The Voodoo Highway, The Woes, I Got the Girl, and Check Lester
The judges, based on Expo Official Criteria, picked out I GOT THE GIRL and TAINTED to be the winners of this semi-final show. The final show is set to be on April 1st.