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A Battle of the Bands for the entire world?
"We wanted to support local artists and give them an opportunity on a global scale," said Hard Rock International Head of Music & Artist Relations John Kirkpatrick on this years Hard Rock Rising Global Competition, the largest ever Battle of the Bands driven by the unrelenting passion and raw talent of aspiring artists worldwide.
12,000 independent musicians from 6 continents entered the contest for the chance of a lifetime, rocking their way through multiple judging and voting rounds. Only 96 acts remain, vying for the #1 spot and an outrageously awesome prize package, courtesy of Hard Rock.
For those of you doing the math, that is less than 1% of all global entries left in the competition, and you may very well know someone in that elite group. Hailing from Toms River, NJ, The Creeptones strummed up to the challenge this year and have made it all the way to the final round. The young 5-piece outfit (who describe their age as "collectively, 111" with a unique sound meshing the passionate harmonies and melodies of the Beatles with the emotional songwriting of Radiohead) could give New Jersey yet another reason to show off our talent.