Young rockers take prize

Last updated 05:00 31/10/2012

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A group of young Wellington rockers boasting ''face-melting'' guitar solos took out top gong at yesterday's Wellington Intermediate Bands Competition.

The group from Muritai Primary in Eastbourne, dubbed The Bum Notes, impressed the judges and took out first place. Music Warehouse owner and competition judge Justin Reed said the five 11 and 12 year olds were praised for their ''soaring and face-melting'' guitar solos by the panel of judges.

The competition is in its 20th year and had a record 28 bands perform at the Little Theatre in Lower Hutt.

Mr Reed said the Music Warehouse supported the event as it was a chance for some fun for young performers before things got serious at the SmokeFree Rock Quest. ''This is light and a lot of fun. There are lots of prizes.

Music Warehouse is involved to encourage young people to perform and play musical instruments and keep Kiwi music live.''

More than 300 spectators came to cheer on the more than 270 individual performers from the greater Wellington region.

Prizes included musical instruments which went to the winning school's music department.

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- The Dominion Post

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