Shockwaves Unsigned is a new rock band competition open to musicians from all over Ireland, which this year attracted over 600 entries. Three bands from Wallace entered the competition and were among the 126 acts shortlisted for the regional heats. They performed on a bill of nine bands in the afternoon session at The Empire Music Club in Belfast on Wednesday 19 November.
Ego Gregg Taylor (vocals), Ryan Mitchell (guitar),
Peter Noble (bass), Peter McCauley (drums)
Tranquil Lies Clark Phillips (guitar and vocals), Jay Kerr (bass)
Peter Coleman (guitar), Michael Harpur (drums)
Myth Lee Maxwell (vocals), Steven Hull (guitar),
Hannah Gordon (bass and vocals), Johnnie McDowall (drums)
The competition gave the bands an opportunity to perform on a professional stage, with full concert sound and lights, to an audience of their peers. The panel of three judges represented different aspects of the local music industry, including Sonia Mac from Cool FM.
Ego, Tranquil Lies and Myth each gave great sets of their own songs, and rose well to the occasion. The judges commented on how strong all three were, and felt that there could have been at least four finals from around the country!
Here’s hoping for next year!
Last modified: February 24, 2016