Results are In! Rocker Walter Ino of Survivor Announces Teen Battle of the Bands Finalists
Walter Ino, of the rock band Survivor (Eye of The Tiger) and lead online judge in the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Battle of the Bands, announced the 5 finalists in the teen music competition via a video announcement. The musical journey began with 21 bands but will end with only one winner at the 3rd Annual Rock 4 PEF Music Festival on Saturday, November 5 at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, beginning at 5PM (gates open at 4PM).
View the announcement here: http://www.rock4pef.com/2016-finalists.html
All 12 bands that competed in the online semi-finalist phase, including 55 young musicians from throughout the San Gabriel Valley, will perform at the Rock 4 PEF Music Festival along with the Indie-tropical band Feli and the LemonShakers. The festival features great music, food trucks, photo booth, activities, and more. Rock 4 PEF supports music programs for the more than 17,000 students in the public schools of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Admission is free. Suggested donation $10.
Feli and the LemonShakers met at the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena. The band features a unique mixture of nationalities and musical backgrounds that promises to whisk you away into a bright tropical world filled with the band’s world music beats. Concert-goers should feel free to bring their dancing shoes along with their blankets and chairs. Dancing is most definitely encouraged.
The teen Battle of the Bands winner and two runners-up will be the featured acts at Pasadena’s premier all-ages club, No Future Café. The winner will also receive a professional photo shoot and band picture from The Unexpected Portrait.
Rock 4 PEF is supported by Scholarshare, The Helen and Will Webster Foundation, Toyota of Pasadena, Parsons, Berkshire Hathaway Realtor Kelly Bradley, The Unexpected Portrait, Con Cariño Inc., Los Angeles College of Music, Altadena Academy of Music, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Podley Properties, Tournament of Roses Association, and Blaze Pizza.
Finalists are: Mondo Duke, Psychedelic Bandannas, Viral, Rafters, and the upside down. A full list of this year’s Rock 4 PEF Battle of the Bands contestants including photos and bios is located here: http://www.rock4pef.com/meet-our-2016-bands.html
Hear more from Feli and the LemonShakers here: https://soundcloud.com/feli-and-thelemonshakers