Oracy on the Rampage
The Cornish band Oracy is one of five winners to perform at the New Generation Takeover showcase in Bristol this month. It's the finale of the Teenage Rampage Tour, in which 25 young acts in the south west have taken part over the last two months.
Oracy is a four-piece band from St Ives, consisting of Alex, Jack, Connor and Max. They describe their sound as, "Indie-Rock blended with electronic glitchy beats and quirky synths."
Oracy won last year's Plymouth Herald Under-18s Battle of the Bands competition. They will now be performing alongside national headline acts at Bristol's Colston Hall on 19th September, for the Teenage Rampage Tour Finale.
They will also have the chance to record a track in a professional studio and have their songs featured on the official “Teenage Rampage Tour 2009” compilation CD. They will be given an industry mentor and support team.
The other young bands taking part in the finale are The Orkid, an all-girl band from Plymouth, Terrible Strangers from Exeter, The Naturals from Bristol and Napoleon In Rags from Swindon.
The Terrible Strangers have been the house band for DJs Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw on their BBC Radio 1 show Switch.
Oracy on stage-Lee Searle: Myspace.com
The organisers chose the five winners from 25 bands aged between 11 and 19 who performed at packed regional gigs.
The Bristol Music Foundation is the main organiser, and others include BBC Blast and music industry figureheads such as Oasis' promoter Conal Dodds and Blur's manager Chris Morrison.
The Project Coordinator at Bristol Music Foundation, Tim Wright, said: “We’ve seen some incredible young acts over the past few months and have been blown away by the quality of the songs and musicians across the regions. We’ve had some very difficult decisions to make but we’re really excited about showcasing these bands and the Teenage Rampage Tour at Colston Hall.
"Playing live on a big stage in front of a large audience is such a fantastic opportunity for these talented young musicians, giving them both recognition and valuable experience performing alongside seasoned professionals.”
Those seasoned professionals include Johnny Foreigner, Blakfish and Tubelord. The gig at the redeveloped Colston Hall on 19th October starts at 3pm.
Now in it’s third year the Teenage Rampage Tour is a Bristol Music Foundation initiative to help young musicians, sound technicians, promoters and managers in the south west to develop their careers.
To find out more, go to the Teenage Rampage website, below:
Cornwall's Oracy have a website, too:
last updated: 17/09/2009 at 18:31