Battle of the Bands 2009: D-1By Hugh Fort
March 26, 2009
There is only one day to go before the third and final heat of the Battle of the Bands hits the stage.
Seven bands are set to take part in the popular contest at the Wokingham Youth and Community Centre in Reading Road at 6.30pm.
Today getwokingham features another profile of one of the participating bands.
The seven bands taking part in tomorrow's heat are Fake The Attack, A Stranger in Moscow, Five Aces Black, Caution, Exploit, Nico Seal and The Nearly Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and Above All Instinct.
Today, check out what Strager in Moscow are aoll about.
Named after a song by the prince of pop Michael Jackson, Guildford-based A Stranger in Moscow are an innovative act who combines heavy guitars with samples and electronic beats.
The band are Andrew Hall, vocals, guitar and samples, Luke Simmons, guitar, vocals and keyboards, Mills Richey, bass and Tom Brigg, drums.
The band’s website lists a long and varied range of influences including The Beatles, Radiohead, Muse, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.
Other less well-known influences are Getting Out in my Garden, Logic Pro and The Windmill.
One reviewer described the band’s sound as: “synths, samples and soaring hooks.
“The quartet have created a sound that is unmistakably 'the now' whilst craftily referencing the last three decades of guitar pop.”
Comedian and Channel 4 presenter Alex Zane is also confirmed fan and the band want to bring something a bit different to the concert.