Battle of young musos

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Young musicians are warming up for Queenstown’s annual Ultimate Battle of the Musos.

Run by The Youth Booth, it’s broken into heats for solo/duo acoustic acts tomorrow (Friday) and bands next Friday. The final for both categories runs a week later on September 27.

It’s the sixth organised for Wakatipu youngsters, from high school age through to 24, by the youth centre.

“Their talent is phenomenal, year on year I’m blown away,” Wakatipu Youth Trust’s Fi Sawers says.

Judges include Holly Arrowsmith who won in 2011.

Entry to the heats – starting 7.30pm tomorrow and next Friday at The Youth Booth on Stanley Street – is by donation. The final will be ticketed.

Winners will have their song recorded by local TomTom Productions.

The best soloist gets music store vouchers. Best band gets a paid gig during Queenstown’s New Year’s Eve Summerdaze Festival.