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Stop That Mammoth takes out Battle of the Bands

Band members of Stop That Mammoth with their $500 cheque.

Local band Stop That Mammoth has taken out this year's heat of Battle of the Bands.

Monday 27 August 2018

Local band Stop That Mammoth won the Mount Alexander Shire FReeZA Battle of the Bands heat at the Theatre Royal last Friday night in Castlemaine.

Around 500 people of all ages turned up see eight local acts battle it out, with Stop That Mammoth coming out on top.

The band took out a cash prize of $500 and entry into the regional finals.

“The six member group put in such a great performance and were a well-deserving winner,” said Jodie Hearn, Youth Activities Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Stop That Mammoth will compete in the Battle of the Bands regional finals, with the chance of progressing through to play at the St Kilda Festival in February,” said Ms Hearn.

Band members said they were thrilled to win the event.

“We formed the band just to compete at last year’s Battle. To come back this year and win is absolutely brilliant!,” said band member Shanti Steventon-Lorenzen.

Chance and the Missed Kiss took out second place and The Wilsons came third.

“The whole crowd was up and dancing and enjoyed all the acts, including the headline act Coast Busters, who came up from Melbourne,” said Ms Hearn.

The Mount Alexander FReeZA Committee – Eight Metre Speaker – organised the event.

The team thanked event sponsors Theatre Royal, along with FReeZA Push Start, Council’s Youth Development Unit, Daniel Rogers, Mark Woods and judges Claire Barker, Kate McDonald and Justin Marshall.

FReeZA is a Victorian Government funded program that supports music and cultural events run by and for young people aged 12-25 years. All events are drug and alcohol free.

Image: Stop That Mammoth (L-R) Uma Dingenans, Bridie Edgar, Tilly Stroek, Ada Levis, Amy Ferguson and Shanti Steventon-Lorenzen.

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