Battle of the Bands started as an informal performance opportunity for Restore The Music UK grantee schools and is now an annual event with £6,000 prize money, hosted by Central Foundation Boys’ School, with grateful thanks to Headteacher Jamie Brownhill.
- Mitchell Brook Primary School
- Hackney New Primary School
- Reach Academy
- Central Foundation Boys’ School
- Corelli College (now The Halley Academy)
- Skinners Academy
- Oasis Academy Shirley Park
- Mulberry School for Girls
Photo credit: Birgit Tabbarah Photography
The honest enthusiasm and pure energy shown by the kids leaps off the screen. Plus celeb characters like Steve Mackey on the judge panel added a rock and roll authenticity that never goes amiss.
Steve Mackey, Bass player from the British band Pulp said: ” Restore The Music UK has a fantastic, simple aim that I completely endorse: Place musical instruments in the hands of children and schools who wouldn’t otherwise easily have access to them … and let them decide what happens next! Get ready for electronic artists, orchestras, steel drum bands and much more all thanks to the unique support of Restore The Music UK“.