Bridlington band makes competition final in Scarborough

Pandemonium are to play the Battle of the Bands final at Scarborough.
Pandemonium are to play the Battle of the Bands final at Scarborough.

A young Bridlington band have faced off stiff competition to make it through to this year’s Battle of the Bands final in Scarborough.

The band, called Pandemonium, are in for the chance of winning a £1,000 prize if they come first in this year’s tournament at the Tap and Spile venue on 2 October at 8.30pm.

Guitarist, Ryan Dockray, of West Hill said: “It’s really great!

“None of us ever expected to get this far, we’ve been together for about two and a half years now and we’ve played a lot of gigs.”

The band have their own distinctive style their own style but draw upon influences from Mod legends like Paul Weller and The Who, and are frequently asked to play and even headline scooter rallies throughout the UK.

Ryan added: “Performing our own music is what we want to do. We already have an EP and are busy writing new material.

“If we win the Battle of the Bands I think it will help us get a bigger following and write more music.”

When the band are not playing gigs they can be found at Yorkshire Coast College’s Underground Music Institute where they are studying for their Level three performing musician courses.

Paul Nash, Music Lecturer at Yorkshire Coast College added: “They have gone from strength to strength.

“Pandemonium show fantastic potential and we are not surprised they are in the final of the battle of the bands.

“We are very proud of them and expect them to be very successful in the future.”

To secure first place the band will have to beat The Hashtag Revolution, a four-piece rock band based in Scarborough.

Ryan added: “We would like to thank our friends, family and the local venues who support our music - and a special mention to Bridlington Sports and Social Club who without we would have nowhere to practice.

You can follow Pandemonium at the Facebook page by searching ‘pandemoniumband’.