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ERUPTION 17/18 - £2000 battle of the bands - THE GRAND FINAL

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ERUPTION, GRAND FINAL @ KRAKATOA

FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2018.
£5 door (£4 students).
Bands onstage from 8pm-11pm.
Running order determined on the night!

* GYPSY ROOTS 
Reggae dub, ska, punk, gypsy funk.
- www.facebook.com/GyspyRoots/

* CASPER HEYZEUS
"Like a bad smell from the 80s", it says here.
- www.facebook.com/Casper-heyzeus-447034045484631/

* KILLER CLYDE 
Hard rock for your listening pleasure.
- www.facebook.com/KillerClyde/

* DEADLOSS SUPERSTAR 
A shifting collective of dreamers and miscreants.
- www.facebook.com/Deadloss-Superstar-373839512637574/


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ERUPTION 2017/18

In collaboration with Captain Toms, Kenny's Music Aberdeen, and the Evening Express, Krakatoa are thrilled to announce ERUPTION 2017, a battle of the bands competition open to all performers within Aberdeen City & Shire aged 18 and over. Last year we amassed a £2,500 cash prize for the winners. Sponsors for this year are currently being actively sought - currently, the prize fund is sitting at £2000.

ERUPTION was launched in 2016 to stimulate interest in grassroots music within North East Scotland, and this will be its second running after a spectacular first year. We're especially delighted to welcome back last years sponsors, Captain Toms, Kenny's Music Aberdeen, and the Evening Express. Together with your help, we intend to continue showcasing just how deep and diverse the local talent pool is.

Captain Toms - www.facebook.com/captaintomsaberdeen/
Kenny's Music - www.facebook.com/kennysmusicaberdeen/
Evening Express - www.facebook.com/EveningExpressAberdeen/
Krakatoa - www.facebook.com/volcanictiki/


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Heats will be held at Krakatoa on weekends throughout June, July, and August 2017. The semi-finals will take place in January 2018, with the Grand Final in February 2018. 

Each show will take place from 8pm-11pm and consist of 4 bands, each playing a 30 minute set. Running-order will be determined by chance on the night of the show. 

A door charge of £4 will be in effect from 7.45pm for each show. There will be no free admissions. The live music starts at 8pm.
This is a contest, so there will be no payment for performing, however Krakatoa will absorb all show costs, and you just might win £2000 in cash: someone has to!

Note: Any sponsors seeking to come on board please email flash@krakatoa.bar


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Competing bands will be awarded a score. Depending on availability, bands are welcome to enter multiple times, in order to better their score. Scores are not cumulative. The 16 bands with the highest scores will be entered into the semi-finals, which will be decided by knockout, with one band from each semi-final progressing into the grand final. 

Judging will be by a panel. We’ll endeavour to ensure that these panels are as independent and objective as possible. 

Points out of 10 will be awarded for:
Material
Performance
Technical ability
Audience engagement
Professionalism
... to arrive at a potential maximum score of 50 per judge.

Comprehensive backline will be provided to facilitate short intervals, but performers are welcome to take along their own amps, pedals, snares, etc, and drummers will be expected to use their own cymbals. All acts need to be in the venue by 6pm, to load-in, discuss technical set-ups with our engineer, and take part in a game of chance to allocate their stage slot.


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SPONSORS:

Captain Toms - www.facebook.com/captaintomsaberdeen/
Kenny's Music - www.facebook.com/kennysmusicaberdeen/
Evening Express - www.facebook.com/EveningExpressAberdeen/
Krakatoa - www.facebook.com/volcanictiki/


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ERUPTION, GRAND FINAL @ KRAKATOA

FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2018.
£5 door (£4 students).
Bands onstage from 8pm-11pm.

Gypsy Roots - www.facebook.com/GyspyRoots/

Casper Heyzeus - www.facebook.com/Casper-heyzeus-447034045484631/

Killer Clyde - www.facebook.com/KillerClyde/

Deadloss Superstar - www.facebook.com/Deadloss-Superstar-373839512637574/


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ERUPTION, SEMI FINAL #1 - FRIDAY 12 JANUARY 2018
www.facebook.com/events/1463392387084585/

Broadsea - www.facebook.com/broadseaofficial/
Dirty Trick - www.facebook.com/DirtyTrickBand/
The Inevitable Teaspoons - www.facebook.com/TheInevitableTeaspoons/
Gypsy Roots - www.facebook.com/GyspyRoots/

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ERUPTION, SEMI FINAL #2 - SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2018
www.facebook.com/events/1219933574779372/

Casper Heyzeus - www.facebook.com/Casper-heyzeus-447034045484631/
For Pony - www.facebook.com/ForPonyUK/
Wolves In Leggings - www.facebook.com/WolvesinLeggings/
The Zenith - www.facebook.com/zenithMSR/
Audiokicks - www.facebook.com/Audiokicks/ 

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ERUPTION, SEMI FINAL #3 - FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018
www.facebook.com/events/351819728601634/

Killer Clyde - www.facebook.com/KillerClyde/
L.O.A. - www.facebook.com/aberdeen.loa/
Echothefallen - www.facebook.com/echothefallen/
Michael James And The Bedheads - www.facebook.com/MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads/

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ERUPTION, SEMI FINAL #4 - SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018
www.facebook.com/events/1384052365038437/

Deadloss Superstar - www.facebook.com/Deadloss-Superstar-373839512637574/
900 TNT - www.facebook.com/900TNT/
Crooked Little Vein - www.facebook.com/crookedlittlevein/
Worlds Apart - www.facebook.com/worldsapartscotland/


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Qualifying bands from the 16 heats:

* 900 TNT
Alternative psychedelic rock band.
- www.facebook.com/Munstertnt/

* AUDIOKICKS
Indie/alternative rock.
- www.facebook.com/Audiokicks/

* BROADSEA 
Alternative post-rock with a dash of spice.
- www.facebook.com/broadseaofficial/

* CASPER HEYZEUS
"Like a bad smell from the 80s", it says here.
- www.facebook.com/Casper-heyzeus-447034045484631/

* CROOKED LITTLE VEIN 
Risen from the dead!
- www.facebook.com/crookedlittlevein/

* DEADLOSS SUPERSTAR 
A shifting collective of dreamers and miscreants.
- www.facebook.com/Deadloss-Superstar-373839512637574/

* DIRTY TRICK 
Hard rock band.
- www.facebook.com/DirtyTrickBand/

* ECHOTHEFALLEN 
Dark Metal band from the North East of Scotland.
- www.facebook.com/echothefallen/

* FOR PONY 
Pop punk invaders.
- www.facebook.com/ForPonyUK/

* GYPSY ROOTS 
Reggae dub, ska, punk, gypsy funk.
- www.facebook.com/GyspyRoots/

* THE INEVITABLE TEASPOONS 
A five-piece R&B/rock band.
- www.facebook.com/TheInevitableTeaspoons/

* KILLER CLYDE 
Hard rock for your listening pleasure.
- www.facebook.com/KillerClyde/

* LOA 
Blending melodic punk with electric folk.
- www.facebook.com/aberdeen.loa/

* MICHAEL JAMES AND THE BEDHEADS
Drinking jars and playing guitars.
- www.facebook.com/MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads/

* WOLVES IN LEGGINGS
Rock band on a mission to bring back REAL music!
- www.facebook.com/WolvesinLeggings/

* WORLDS APART
Influenced by mod, old school new wave, and indie.
- www.facebook.com/worldsapartscotland/

* THE ZENITH
Rock band from Fraserburgh.
- www.facebook.com/zenithMSR/


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ERUPTION, HEAT 1 - FRIDAY 9 JUNE 2017
www.facebook.com/events/1800478873613592/

Black Tiles - www.facebook.com/BlackTilesBand/
Glass Monkey - www.facebook.com/Glass-Monkey-629231297090970/
Towards Light - www.facebook.com/towardslightband/
(One band cancelled)

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ERUPTION, HEAT 2 - SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2017
www.facebook.com/events/357921264605616/

Attack Pattern Delta - www.facebook.com/ATTACKPD/
Broadsea - www.facebook.com/broadseaofficial/
Sporkz - www.facebook.com/Sporkz/
Van Sleep - www.facebook.com/VansleepOfficial/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 3 - FRIDAY 16 JUNE 2017
www.facebook.com/events/1914051835477946/

Celtic Beast - www.facebook.com/CelticBeastofTheNorthEast/
Dead Man's Switch - www.facebook.com/Deadmansswitchaberdeen/
Empty Maps - www.facebook.com/emptymaps/
(One band cancelled)

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ERUPTION, HEAT 4 - FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2017
www.facebook.com/events/422936414750643/

Killer Clyde - www.facebook.com/KillerClyde/
The Mamertines - www.facebook.com/TheMamertines/
Zenith - www.facebook.com/zenithMSR/
(One band cancelled)

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ERUPTION, HEAT 5 - FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017
www.facebook.com/events/206161803221633/

Worlds Apart - www.facebook.com/worldsapartscotland/
Before Stories - www.facebook.com/BeforeStories/
Black Truth - www.facebook.com/BlackTruthBand/
UNF - www.facebook.com/UNFofficial/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 6 - SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017
www.facebook.com/events/255158388291256/

900 TNT - www.facebook.com/Munstertnt/
Casper Heyzeus - www.facebook.com/Casper-heyzeus-447034045484631/
Michael James and the Bedheads - www.facebook.com/MichaelJamesAndTheBedheads/
Dirty Rookers - www.facebook.com/DirtyRookers/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 7 - FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017
www.facebook.com/events/1688739908095445/

Dirty Trick - www.facebook.com/DirtyTrickBand/
Lost Regret - www.facebook.com/lostregretband/
Stasis - www.facebook.com/stasis15/
(One band cancelled)

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ERUPTION, HEAT 8 - SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017
www.facebook.com/events/813097808843999/

Echothefallen - www.facebook.com/echothefallen/
Green Beers - www.facebook.com/AlmostLikeBrokebackMountain/
Wolves In Leggings - www.facebook.com/WolvesinLeggings/
(One band cancelled)

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ERUPTION, HEAT 9 - FRIDAY 14 JULY 2017
www.facebook.com/events/936841456456879/

Counterfall - www.facebook.com/Counterfallband/
The Incarnations - www.facebook.com/theincarnations/
The Inevitable Teaspoons - www.facebook.com/TheInevitableTeaspoons/
LOA - www.facebook.com/aberdeen.loa/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 10 - SATURDAY 15 JULY 2017
www.facebook.com/events/1367902623304306/

Deadloss Superstar - www.facebook.com/Deadloss-Superstar-373839512637574/
For Pony - www.facebook.com/ForPonyUK/
Frog Costume - www.facebook.com/frogcostume/
GoodHuman - www.facebook.com/GoodHumanBand/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 11 - SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
www.facebook.com/events/272095099864478/

Crooked Little Vein - www.facebook.com/crookedlittlevein/
Keys To The Caravan - www.facebook.com/keystothecaravan/
The Scares - www.facebook.com/thescaresmusic
Wonderboy - www.facebook.com/wonderboytheband/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 12 - SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2017
www.facebook.com/events/188708998326042/

Craig John Davidson - www.facebook.com/craig.j.davidson
Full Circle - www.facebook.com/FullCircleAbdn/
Masenko - www.facebook.com/masenkoband 
Sphincter - www.facebook.com/sphinctorium/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 13 - FRIDAY 11 AUGUST 2017
www.facebook.com/events/1862721167314317/

Bitterwood - www.facebook.com/Bitterwoodband/
Marley Ann - www.facebook.com/MarleyAnnAcoustic/
(Two bands cancelled)

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ERUPTION, HEAT 14 - FRIDAY 25 AUGUST 2017
www.facebook.com/events/728516757321218/

Audiokicks - www.facebook.com/Audiokicks/
Cadheart - www.facebook.com/CadHeartBand/
Gypsy Roots - www.facebook.com/GyspyRoots/
Run To Vega - www.facebook.com/runtovega/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 15 - SATURDAY 26 AUGUST 2017
www.facebook.com/events/304234089988866/

All Stations Go - www.facebook.com/allstationsgo/
Lord Leper - www.facebook.com/lordleper/
The RAV - www.facebook.com/The-RAV-946879898782075/
ROTU - www.facebook.com/RotuAberdeen/

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ERUPTION, HEAT 16 - SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017
www.facebook.com/events/119495891982370/

Bandwichlor - www.facebook.com/pg/bandwichlor/
Dead Man's Switch - www.facebook.com/Deadmansswitchaberdeen/
Sporkz - www.facebook.com/Sporkz/
(One band cancelled)

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Here follows a short interview with FaR, winners of last years ERUPTION Battle-Of-The-Bands competition at Krakatoa, ahead of this year's GRAND FINAL on Friday night.

What were your expectations going into the Eruption heats in summer 2016?

"There weren't really any expectations, other than the opportunity to perform, and gaining some extra motivation for us to push our live performance. Competitions weren't something we were actively seeking, but at the time we were looking to pick up some gigs. We always enjoyed playing at Krakatoa in the past, so we were just happy to be playing there again."

How was the night of the Grand Final?

"The night of the final was intense. All the bands were on point. As the night went on, it felt like there was no room for error to stand any chance. No pressure! But there was an electric energy from the crowd, and it was lovely to have such a good turn out and support for all the bands playing. Everyone was a great sport about it too, so it all really became about just having a great night and enjoying the gig."

What did you do with the £2500 cash prize?

"We spent a portion on equiptment that we needed, and merch, but we still have a lot of it saved towards some upcoming studio time."

And what's the band been up to in the last year?

"The band has since played a few festivals around Scotland - including sharing a main stage next to Primal Scream. We were keeping busy last year with gigs, but we've been taking time out recently to develop and work towards studio recording."

So there you have it!

This years Grand Final takes place on Friday night at Krakatoa, from 7pm. The four finalists are GypsyRoots, Casper Heyzeus, Killer Clyde and Deadloss Superstar.

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Congratulations to GypsyRoots who triumphed in this year’s Eruption Final.

A massive thanks to all the bands that took part over the course of the past 9 months, demonstrating that the ‘deen has a vibrant and diverse grassroots music scene. You’ve been amazing!

We at Krakatoa would especially like to thank Captain Toms, Kenny's Music, and the Evening Express for sponsoring Eruption again, helping make the contest a reality.

Let’s do it all again this year!

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