Kribbar star at Battle of the Bands show

Battle of the Bands 2013, picture by Charlie Ray
Battle of the Bands 2013, picture by Charlie Ray

Saturday night saw the national final of MMG’s Battle of the Bands held at Marshall Amp Theatre in Bletchley, writes Charlie Ray.

The showcase featured seven regional winners from the South Coast, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, East Midlands, Essex, Three Counties and Northamptonshire, all competing for the overall title, as well as prizes provided by Marshall.

The event, which was won by Portsmouth band The Butterfly Culture, boasted several high profile industry figures from Marshall Amplification, record label Urban Delight and organisers of the Olympic opening ceremony.

But the stars of the show were local band and headline act Kribbar, who have been hotly tipped among the music community for big things in the coming months.

Lead singer of the band, James Earl was thrilled to be there.

“We’re honoured to have been asked to play here tonight,” he said.

“With all the studio work we’ve been doing in London recently, it feels like things are starting to kick off for us.

“With the sort of people that are here tonight we are trying to add to the work we’ve been doing so far and really put Kribbar on the map.”

The band are becoming increasingly popular in Milton Keynes having played several times to a packed SNO!bar last year and there is even talk of possible festival appearances.

The 21-year-old added: “We’ve got so much planned and I hope tonight we have gone some way to announce ourselves to the country.