of Skid Nevely
2005 Anchorage Pop music finals on Saturday promises to
be an unforgettable experience.
Nine bands, including the foreign U2 tribute band Elevation,
will perform on one stage at the Anchorage, Chaguaramas,
starting from 5 pm.
The three grand finalists are Tripped and Falling, Burn,
Also making guest appearances are last years winners
Skid Nevely, 2003 winners Bazodi, and Solomon, which has
toured Europe and sold many CDs.
Formed in January 2002, Elevation, which reigns from Toronto,
Canada, is one of the most sought after tributes to U2.
They have traveled throughout the world overwhelming U2
fans with their authenticity and energy.
The finalists will be judged in five different categories,
including arrangement, musicianship/technical ability, vocals
(harmonies, singing ability), stage performance/showmanship,
and difficulty factor.
Each competing band is expected to perform seven songs for
a duration of 35 minutes. At least four of the songs must
Now in its tenth year, the Anchorage Pop Music Awards
was conceptualised by the Anchorage with a mission to create
a forum for local musicians who play popular music to come
together to learn from each other and entertain their fans
in a spirit of healthy competition.
The winner of this years Anchorage Pop Music Awards
will receive a trophy, $8,000 in cash, performance fees
valued at $2,000, recording of ten songs valued at $7,000,
and 300 CDs duplicated and labeled with the bands
The total value of the first prize is $26,000. The runner-up
will receive a trophy, cash and other prizes totalling $15,000
and the band which places third will receive a trophy, plus
$3,000 in cash and prizes.
Cash prizes of $1,000 will also be distributed to the best
female vocalist, the best male vocalist, the best guitarist,
the best keyboardist, the best bassist, the best drummer,
and the band which plays the best cover song.
23 bands took part in the auditions, which started on July
10 and seven bands were chosen to go to the semifinals,
which took place on July 30.
The MC for the evening is proprietor Rory Gajadhar, former
head of the Anchorage management team. And the official
radio station is none other than 95.1 FM.
Gates open at 5 pm with the first guest band hitting the
stage at 6 pm.
line up of bands are as follows:-
5. Skid Nevely
7. Tripped and Falling