Melbourne Youngies Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands 2016

My ears are still ringing, heart pounding to the beat of ‘Good Times’ by Thirsty Merc and unable to get these songs out of my head! Battle of the Bands is the most important event on the Melbourne Youngies calendar for all musicians. Days before, the usual dining room gets transformed into a concert hall with strobes, smoke machines and lighting fit for a Justin Timberlake concert! We take our music very seriously!

It’s the time when all of our rock stars warm up their vocal chords and get ready for the performance of the year. The youth relish in the overload of sound, lights and smoke, while the braver parents and elderly are recommended to bring ear plugs. All the performances went off without a hitch; there were guitar solo’s that made fingers bleed, 12 bar blues that went to 13, acoustic ballads that had our souls yearning and pop songs that made me think there was bubble wrap in the room.

There were covers and originals sung throughout the night, with plenty of new artists who wowed the crowd having never previously graced the stage.  It was a fantastic night to sing praises to God, savour the company of the Saints and welcome many guests to enjoy the evening. A special thanks goes to all the performers who rehearsed and entertained on the night, the barista’s that kept the coffee flowing and the set up and sound crew for making the night possible. We’ll be taking our concert on the road to Geelong to the Bellarine Revival Church in two weeks’ time!

Girls from Team Ignite performing.

Girls from Team Ignite performing.

New talent.

New talent.

Saxon from the band 'VanGray.'

Saxon from the band ‘VanGray.’

The Dining Room packed out for the concert.

The Dining Room packed out for the concert.

Monty from the team of Ignite.

Monty from the team of Ignite.

Team Power perform their group song.

Team Power perform their group song.

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Melbourne Youngies are the youth group of the Revival Centres Church in Melbourne; covering all three assemblies in Melbourne: Central, Southern and Western.

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