(Press Release) The climax of the 2008 Global Battle Of The Band competition – the world final, was successfully concluded in London over 2 days in December, featuring the national winners from 26 countries performing to an enthusiastic live audience at the Scala (located in King’s Cross and one of England’s premier venues)
The format of the final was the same as the national rounds – 2 songs within an 8 minute set, with each band vying to impress the impressive panel of judges comprising of Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols bassist/songwriter), Jim Lowe (producer: Stereophonics, Charlatans etc) and Ben Adams (ex-member of A1 and now producer). Also in the audience were record company scouts.
Although Killer Soap did not make the top 5, they were singled out for a special mention at the awards ceremony and won considerable praise and encouragement from the judges who all agreed that China would be the country to watch at next years finals.
“Clearly Killer Soap have put the world on notice that Chinese bands are ready to take the world stage in rock music” said Matt Walker organiser of the Global Battle of the bands competition.
“The bands enthusiasm, sound and great vocals really got the judges attention” he said.
High resolution photos from Killer Soap’s performance (including a “Best Band in China” trophy from Glen Matlock – see attached) can be downloaded from: http://undergroundhk.com/gbob/KillerSoapGBOBWorld.zip
Plans for GBOB 2009 include adding Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau as cities with preliminary heats with a China Final to be held in Hong Kong this year as a Hong Kong band won the China GBOB in 2008. Six China cities.
“Real bands playing real music”