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ROUNDUP 2016 Grand Final

ROUNDUP 2016 Grand Final

Over the weekend, we hosted the GRAND FINAL of RoundUp 2016 at darkroom, bringing to an end 6 epic weeks of Christchurch Music. This year has bought some of the highest quality of bands that we’ve seen compete in years, leaving us with an epic Grand Final featuring; Smokin’ Voodoo, Idris, Dead Rats, St Peter’s Thursday and Emily & Georgie.

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The night kicked off with Female duo Emily & Georgie, accompanied by percussionist Chris Close. Emily & Georgie made it to the Grand Finals as a wildcard, but quickly proved they were just as worthy to be at the Final as anyone else. Their soulful melodies were a crowd favorite on the night.

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The second band to perform were Idris, who bought an experimental edge to the competition. Running an array of Synthesisers’ and Ableton Live with a full live band, these guys are truly pushing boundaries.

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Smokin’ Voodoo followed, electrifying the room with a stomping set of straight up Rock ‘n’ Roll. Voodoo were true performers, churning out riff after riff with an energetic set.

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Previous Grand Finalists, Dead Rats bought the noise in raw Punk fashion. These guys are no strangers to RoundUp, proving they’re only going from strength to strength.

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St Peter’s Thursday finished off the night, with aggressive Guitars and amazing vocal capabilities from front man, Anand. That dude has some pipes!

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The end of the night came with the judge’s decision, and after some deliberation we’re proud to say that the RoundUp 2016 Grand Champion is;

SMOKIN’ VOODOO!

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Huge congratulations to the runner up, Dead Rats, and to all our finalists; Idris, Emily & Georgie, and St Peter’s Thursday. Everyone played amazing sets.

A huge thanks to our sponsors this year, for making RoundUp 2016 happen.

MAINZ
Darkroom
The Rockshop
Beatbox
And RDU

Photo Credit: Joshua Duncan Photography

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June 14th, 2016

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