Feilding band vies for WOMAD spot

03:08, Nov 21 2012
BENEATH THE HEAVENS: Jesse Richardson, Joshua Murray, Sean Hume, Issac O'Hagan, Matt Wright.

Feilding band Beneath The Heavens is sitting third out of 69 acts vying for a chance to play at the World of Music, Art, and Dance (WOMAD).

Beneath The Heavens, which comprises of  Sean Hume, Jesse Richardson, Matt Wright, Joshua Murray and Isaac O'Hagan, has entered an online competition on the WOMAD website where bands are competing for a spot at the festival.

Formed in 2011, Beneath The Heavens is an alternative/metal band, but the band members describe themselves as on their Facebook page as ''five guys not held back by genre limitations.'' 

The band has opened for Auckland band These Four Walls, and made it into the semi-finals for the Battle of the Grand, and the Jim Beam Battle of the Bands.

The band also performed in Jammin for Jethro to help raise money for Jethro Morrow, the only child in NZ with Atypical HUS, in September.

The band is recording their first album in Levin. 


Sean Hume, guitarist and band general manager, said: ''We play mostly in Wellington and Palmy, so the exposure at WOMAD would be great.''

WOMAD is a three-day festival held in New Plymouth, featuring music, art and dance from around the world.

Charitable Trust will contribute $1000 towards the winner's travel costs and will provide accommodation. The winning band also recieve backstage passes to the event.

Voting closes December 12 at 5pm. The winner will be announced on December 13.

To vote for Beneath The Heavens, go to:

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