Second annual off-shoot of the battle of the bands seeks new champion
The second annual Musikarmageddon Solo battle is back on Friday, April 15, featuring 16 up-and-coming musicians who will go head-to-head for the win.
All of the artists will compete in a bracket-style competition before a panel of judges. Competitors include area musicians Erin Kelsey, Kathy Layfield, David Wilson, Kevin Henry, Kevin McCove and Liz Sutor. Supporters and music fans are welcome.
The singer/songwriter-focused competition, an off-shoot of the annual summer Musikarmageddon battle of the bands in Wilmington, will be held at the baby grand. Perks include prizes and booking opportunities for the winner.
Last year’s winner was Tommy Murray, an area lawyer and musician.
Event founder Joe Trainor, of popular area band the Joe Trainor Trio, looks forward to hearing the authenticity the singer/songwriters bring to the table.
“I think it’s a fascinating opportunity to take away the flash and volume of the full band setting and see how songs stack up against one another,” says Trainor. “When stripped down to just an instrument and a voice, you can really hear the song. And that’s our focus with this competition.”
Look for Musikarmageddon Solo updates in the next few issues.