THE UNDERDOG: SEMI FINAL 2-Starts 6pm



★★★★★ THE SEMI FINALS ★★★★★
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After five long weeks, ten events and fifty bands we've carefully selected the semi finalists for The Underdog. Eleven bands will battle it out for the five slots at the Grand Final at the Fleece on Wednesday 26th August.

Venue: The Thunderbolt (bit.ly/1z80wRE)
Doors: 7pm | Tickets: £5 ADV / £6 OTD.
Available from Bristol Ticket Shop (http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/events.aspx?q=The+Underdog)

★ Semi Final TWO | Saturday 15th August
► Dellavega (H5) // Rock 'n' Roll
► The Disbands (H10) // Rock / Grunge
► Moonbeeva (H5) // Rock
► Red Room (H6) // Indie / Funk
► The Rupees (H9) // Indie / Rock 'n' Roll
► Spark the Sail (H3) // Indie / Pop

Line up alphabetical by event - running order will be decided on the night, come down early and support all the bands.

★ THE COMPETITION ★ 
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A new battle of the bands competition “The Underdog” promises to bring a fresh approach this summer with a ground-breaking £1,000 cash prize. We aim to provide bands with an alternative to the national competitions by treating bands with respect and rewarding the talent and hard work involved with being in a successful band. 

Exclusive to the Bristol area, this intimate and unique competition will feature thirteen events split between two of Bristol’s finest independent venues, The Thunderbolt and The Fleece, with one band taking home the £1,000 cash prize. The judges will be made up of music industry experts who are the movers and shakers within the city.

★ COVERED BY MADE IN BRISTOL TV ★
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Made in Bristol TV's flagship daily show, The Source, will be covering the Underdog! Presenters Natalie Fee and Jack Maynard (who's also the brother of Conor Maynard) will follow the heats throughout July and August. 
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With a weekly audience reach of 200,000 viewers on Freeview, Sky and Virgin the bands will benefit from great exposure, shareable options will be available online too via their player, OnView.

★ THE PRIZES ★
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We've worked hard to create transparent, deliverable prizes for the Underdog; 

■ Tier ONE: £1,000 CASH! + UNDERDOG TROPHY
How you spend it is completely your choice - touring / merchandise / equipment / studio time... It's up to you! 

■ Tier TWO: 12 HOURS RECORDING AT SAWMILLS STUDIO
Previously used by Muse / Oasis / Robert Plant / The Kooks (check out their client list here: http://www.sawmills.co.uk/client.php) - worth £1,400.

■ Tier THREE: SUPPORT SLOT AT A MAJOR LONDON VENUE
Tailored to your band, supporting a national act at a hot London venue.

■ Tier FOUR: THUNDERDOG PACKAGE
A development package to kickstart your musical career in a bag way; recording / music video / website / photoshoot included.

★ IN ASSOCIATION WITH ★
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■ Synthetica Events Group | bit.ly/1D50cxK
■ The Thunderbolt | bit.ly/1z80wRE
■ Sawmills Studios | bit.ly/1B43p6G
■ Bristol Beer Factory | bit.ly/1dudRt7
■ Made in Bristol | bit.ly/1F6zyFE
■ The Fleece | bit.ly/1JrGkgJ
■ Bristol Ticket Shop | bit.ly/1FnM8FL
■ Firebird Studios | 
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