Kuwait, May 5, 2012: The Don Bosco Past Pupils Association organized the ‘Battle of the Bands - Simply Unplugged 2012’ with Dawliah as its main sponsor. Audience members watched several bands put on their best set in their rivalry for the prize and recognition.
The list of bands that performed included The Raptors, Scorpions JR, Music Makers, Explosive, Pretty Pink, Freak M Out, Frequenzy, Cooljulia, Beauty n the Boyz, Dark Angels, 4 Ways Only, Styx Divas, 4 Dimension, Styx, Country Kidz, Stripes and Twisted Fate. The lively dynamic of these music bands displayed the great potential in the young and their enthusiasm to display their skills and talents.
The competition was divided into two categories, Juniors and Seniors. Juniors included those below 16 years of age and Seniors was made up of those above 16.
In the Juniors section, Country Kidz finished first to win their third Gold in a row and retain their title as champions. One of the judges even mentioned that Country Kidz were complete performers and no other band had come close to their performance.
Styx Divas made quite an impression on the judges to bag the second place.In the Seniors Section, Stripes came first with Twisted Fate winning second place. The competition was judged by Caesar Fernandes, Founder of Kuwait-Music.com, Hashim Al Nasser, Lead guitarist of the band Jelly Shot and Rico, a Guitar & Keyboard performer.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY KIDZ BAND FROM OUR OBSERVATIONS:
These kidz have passion in what they do...music..., having started very young and had commitment from parents...all are below 15 years. They have good knowledge on new music and able to perform at ease, use thier own imagination and variations in playing the instruments. All kidz play more than one instrument. Their coach and music instructor were the real mentors who allowed the kidz to bring out the talent. One of the judges commented that "these kidz already possess stardom and have all what professionals bands represent".
Many among the audience, including parents met with the band after the event and asked them what is the secret of winning for three (3) consecutive years in a row! With a flash of beaming smiles, "they all said in unison...hard work, practice, discipline and a williness to perform in style"!
In a special way, the organizers have to be saluted for their efforts to encourage such a competition annually.