Canadian Indie Band Wins Big Internation Competition

Brantford Ontario’s Sons Of Revelry has been named the winner of the 2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands.

This means they get a spot on the 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood.  The package also comes with a record deal, $10,000 worth of music gear, national radio exposure on hardDriveRadio, and other prizes. (See below.)

They were picked as the winners by a panel that included Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Duff McKagan (Walking Papers/founding member of Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver), legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner, and Jesse Cannon author of Get More Fans: A DIY Guide To The New Music Business.

Here’s the total haul for winning:

  • A coveted spot to play live on the entire 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
  • Record an EP with legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner at world famous NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA
  • A record deal
  • $10,000 worth of music gear
  • Professional photo shoot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson
  • Exclusive editorial feature in Revolver Magazine
  • Feature on
  • National radio exposure on hardDriveRadio (syndicated to 110 stations in the U.S.)
  • One year supply of Ernie Ball Strings
  • One year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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