In 2023, bands were given a ‘youth starter kit’ including professional photography, videography, free rehearsal space, and performance opportunities following the competition.
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2023 Competition Awards
OVERALL BOTB 2023 WINNERS, presented by the Jersey Music Association - jims house
STAGE PRESENCE "Most Caffeinated Performance", presented by Bean Around the World - Something
ORIGINALITY "Play Your Way", presented by Madhatter - Clueless
BEST INSTRUMENTALITY "Rock God", presented by Island Music - jims house
BEST VOCALS "Velvet Vocals", presented by The Royal Yacht - The Nike Tix
BEST SUPPORTING MEMBER "Intuitive Listener", presented by The Hearing Healthcare Centre - Jeans on the Floor
MOST CREATIVE COVER "Cover Creativity", presented by Music Managed - TAB
What is the age range of bands encouraged to participate?
If you are aged 14-18, you can compete. Meaning a 14-year-old, and an 18-year-old
Is the event wheelchair accessible?
The event takes place in the nightclub of the Watersplash. It is wheelchair accessible,
with an accessible toilet, also.
Can my children attend unsupervised?
We do not offer any supervision of children. Children under the age of 13 should
have the appropriate supervision of any other live music event. Anyone under the age
of 18 cannot attend the afterparty.
Is there a restriction on instruments?
BOTB will try to be as accommodating as possible. However, there are limits on
what we can provide. After applying, shortlisted bands will be contacted about
their performance requirements.
Will the event be ticketed?
The event will be free to attend. However, the venue has a capacity of 200 which
the audience will be capped at. Attendees will be encouraged to donate and fundraise
for next year's competition.
Thank you to our 2023 local sponsors...
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The Under-18s Battle of the Bands is an initiative led by Jessica Donoghue on behalf of the Jersey Music Association. Our aim is to deliver an annual grassroots event to provide an entryway for young bands into the local music scene.
Smaller fundraising gigs will take place throughout the year to continue providing performance opportunities for young bands, and encourage the cross-over and sense of community between already established bands, and new ones.
Give Jersey's talented young bands a place to rock out!
Philly Le Feuvre
What is the Jersey Music Association?
The Association was founded in January 2021 as a voice for the musical community in Jersey, in particular:
1. To foster communication between all those involved in music in Jersey.
2. To be a voice for the musical community in Jersey.
3. To engage with Government on all matters related to music in Jersey.
4. To support the development of music, musical opportunities and musicians in Jersey.
5. To build a positive framework for the future of music in Jersey.
Since it was formed the Association has attracted support from hundreds of performers, teachers, composers who live and work in Jersey.
To find out more or join our mailing list, visit jma.org.je