Blue Room to host battle of bands

Rae Morris performs.
Rae Morris performs.
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Bands will battle it out for the chance to win a day’s recording and £1,000 at Blackpool’s Blue Room.

Seven acts will take to the stage at the Church Street venue tomorrow night, from 7pm, in a showcase of local musical talent – hosted by Gazette columnist Robin Duke.

The finalists will be judged for the win by a select panel on the night. The performers lining up for the final are heat winners Montagu, The Drop Out Wives, The Atmospherics, Dinosaurs, Go Around Captain and Northern Sugar, plus the highest placed runner-up from the heats The Lost Archives.

The newly-formed Blue Room House Band will also be on stage.

Steve Pellatt, events manager, said: “It has been great to see what was originally an idea on paper come to such fruition, not just for the Blue Room but for all the local bands that have taken part in the competition. 
The final is going to be one amazing night and will really showcase the quality of local bands in Blackpool.”

The Blue Room was closed last summer, but reopened in December after a five-figure refurbishment.

It had a long-standing heritage as a live music venue, something tomorrow’s event will continue to promote.

Careers which have 
famously launched at the Blue Room include Rae Morris (pictured) and Karima Francis.