Leeds West Academy


The Battle of the Bands

The Battle of the Bands concert took place at Leeds West Academy on Wednesday 3rd February, seeing performers from across all year groups battle it out to become Leeds West Academy musical champions.

The production was planned and organised by Year 10 music students, who co-ordinated a marketing campaign through Twitter whilst setting up a ticketing system. The concert was supported by a full student technical and backstage team.

The evening has hosted by Mr Paylor and Mr Hardy, with a panel of judges comprising of Ms Kurij, Ms McMahon and Mr Hinchliffe. Mr Hinchliffe praised the diverse music and talent on display throughout the evening: "The standard of music we've enjoyed this evening has been extraordinary, showcasing a broad pallet of vocal performance and instrumental talent. Well done to all involved in a superb student-led production."

Runners up included Jonathan, Xavier, Erin and Oliver in a four piece band, whilst a duet performance from Erin and Harry on acoustic guitar took first position, taking them to perform at the O2 Academy in Leeds.