Patch Video Battle of the Bands 2012 is here!
More than 20 bands from across Eastern Massachusetts submitted videos of original songs over the past two weeks to multiple area Patch sites in hopes of taking home the top prize.
First off is a regional round in which we pit bands and musicians from Greater Boston against one another. They will square off to win bragging rights in the area, a cool prize and a chance to go to the final round and win a rockstar prize pack!
The field for the Greater Boston round is strong with musical tastes ranging from rock to rock to pop to rap.
Voting for the regional round will run until noon on Friday, May 4. Please vote by telling us your choice in the comment section below the article. One vote per person per day please.
The winner of the this regional Greater Boston round will win two hours of recording time at Oak Grove Recording in Malden.
Those musicians, along with the second place finisher in this regional round, will then square off against the top two finishers from and .
The winner of the final round will win a rockstar prize pack! The grand prize winner will headline a gig at The Harp in Boston, as well as receive a cut/color at Avanti Hair Salon, a party bus ride around Boston on Bustonian Party Bus and lunch at M.J. O'Connor's!
Here are the bands competing in the Greater Boston round and the names of band members:
OC45 -- "Far Away"
Adam Femino of Somerville
The President featuring L.E.S White -- "You Can Change That"
Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield
Silhouette Rising -- "Sex in the City"
James A. DiNanno and Robert DiNanno, both of Wakefield; Jesse McCullagh of Brookline; James Lesuer of Brighton; Nick Castucci of Malden; Mike Favio of Wakefield
Litehouse -- "Portrait of Wilson"
Stow Kelner and Matt Burns of Somerville
Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies -- "So Good (The Boston Song)"
Vince Sneed of Brighton; Eytan Nicholson of Back Bay; Robert Struthers of Jamaica Plain; Pablo Della Bella of Allston; Anthony Greco of Allston; Michael Lowe of Allston; and Melanie Donnelly of Back Bay
As the Sparrow -- "Something to Talk About"
Leo Fonseca, Crystal Araiza, Kenneth Mckeen and Yves Francois, all of Malden; and Kelsey Devlin of Boston
Scotty and the Gang -- "Free"
Dan Kendricksen, Matt Tagan, Eliot Carduff and Scott Clark, all of Melrose
Shoney Lamar and the Equal Rights -- "Careless"
Doug Carter of South End; Shoney Lamar of Cambridge; Lance Riley of Cambridge; and Chris Peck of Brooklyn, NY
Guns in Public -- "Take it Away"
Matt Ring, Brendon Dinardo and Joe Evers, all of Charlestown