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EMF battles it out for top spot

Young members of band EMF on stage.

Monday 16 September 2019

Local band EMF won the Mount Alexander Shire FReeZA Battle of the Bands competition at the Theatre Royal last Friday night in Castlemaine.

More than 400 people turned up see seven local acts battle it out, with EMF taking out the crown.

The band won $500 to be used towards instruments.

“EMF wowed the crowd with their performance and put on such an impressive show,” said Jodie Hearn, Youth Activities Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

EMF band members Fionn, Miro and Ezra said they were thrilled to win the event.

“The crowd was amazing and I’m very proud of the guys,” said Fionn.

“We’ll definitely put the money towards more gear, maybe a bass or new snare,” said Miro.

Monkey Hands took out second place and Stonks came third.

“It was such a fun night – there was a massive crowd and a really good vibe,” said Ms Hearn.

“We had such a diverse mix of acts, everything from heavy rock to indie and punk,” she said.

“So many people were dancing and enjoying the acts.

“Local all-girl band Stop That Mammoth headlined the night and were also the winners of last year’s Battle. As usual they put on a great performance.”

The Mount Alexander Shire Council’s FReeZA Committee – Eight Metre Speaker – organised the event.

Event organisers Eight Metre Speaker thank event sponsors Theatre Royal along with Council’s Youth Development Team, Mark Woods, Mickey Levis and judges Alex Bennitt, Zeb Olsen and Benz.

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: Battle of the Band winners Ezra Demchy, Miro Wilkinson and Fionn Kennedy from EMF. Photo: Denali Norsen.

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