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September 17, 2011

Loeries 2011 EMI Music Battle of the Bands: The Privates International Band takes the crown!

Mercury Live once again hosted the annual Loerie Awards 2011 EMI Music Battle of the Bands competition last night. Three surprise bands – Easy Tiger (Johannesburg), The Privates International Band (Johannesburg and Real Bits of Panther (Cape Town) – battled it out on stage for a recording contract, with a digital release for the recorded single to the value of R40 000. All photos by Ingrid Sinclair.

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The winning band was The Privates International Band. On top of their recording contract, each band member will also receive 25 CDs of their choice from the EMI catalogue.

5fm catherine loeries battle of the bands

5FM DJ Catherine was the MC. She represented EMI Music on the judging panel, along with revered house DJ Kevin Grenfell and Net#Work BBDO Executive Creative Director Rob McLennan.

easy tiger loeries battle of the bands

Easy Tiger from Johannesburg opened the show. Band members from the other participating bands who did not win first prize will receive 10 CDs each of their choice from EMI.

loeries battle of the bands

Loeries rock fans came through to support the battling bands.

loeries battle of the bands

So did this television crew.

real bits of panther loeries battle

Cape Town band Real Bits of Panther played last - they had lots of support but ultimately did not receive more votes than the Privates International Band.

privates international band

The Privates International Band describes their style as “varying … [It] swings from strong Spanish rock to superhero themed disco”.

youtube battle of bands loeries

And the YouTube guys filmed it all …

Visit our dedicated Loeries page or click here for full information on the Festival Weekend. Also visit our blog regularly as we provide constant updates during the weekend.

See also

(Loerie Awards 2010) Battle of the Bands winners picked
(Loerie Awards 2009) Bands battle it out as Loeries festivities kick off in Cape Town

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