It’s the second to last week of the Battle of the Bands at Liberty Midlands Mall, and this Saturday, August 24th, the pressure is on for the remaining bands and artists as they fight to get to the finals.

The mall’s epic Battle of the Bands event has seen some extremely inspiring performances by the province’s exciting new musical talents, who each week have taken to the stage to compete for the grand prize of R10 000 and the opportunity to perform future gigs at the mall.

Last weekend, Saturday, August 17th saw bands Brown Jam and Many Moore go through to the grand finale.

The first band Brown Jam, formed 10 years ago, and consists of Nathaniel Charles on drums, Nathaniel Naidoo on piano/synths, Timothy Naidoo on guitar and vocals, and Jordan Govender on bass. Aside from the band, each of the guys have very impressive music careers. Timothy has played on numerous records and is in the process of recording his debut album. Nathaniel has travelled extensively around the world drumming for many artists and has opened for Lloyd Cele, Loyiso and others. Jordan resided in England and contributed to many recordings and now also has his own recording studio in Pietermaritzburg.

Many Moore has also made it too the next level of the competition! Made up of Lindani Lee Dlalisa, Thulani Headship Ngcobo and Andile Maestro Sikhakhana, who describes their music as strong, urban, and poetic soul music, featuring fresh tones that connect with their audiences and spreads messages of hope and unity in their lyrics. Career highlights include playing at the Gandhi memorial, Poetry Africa, Outlands Musical Festival in Mooi River, Durban Pride, Drakondale Music in the park, as well as weddings and private functions to name a few.

This Saturday, August 24th will see the semifinalist soloists Anita, Angel Mazibuko, Sthembile Gumede, Matt Gardiner and Dos Jola (Zakhele Majola) belt it out to get their place in the finals.

On Saturday, August 31st also not to be missed will be the band and solo finals so don’t forget to make a date in your diary to witness awesome local musical talent at Liberty Midlands Malls.

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