May 20, 2009 alan

Band Photoshoot Competition – Vote For The Finalists

Earlier this year I announced a competition for one unsigned band to win a photoshoot and get themselves a variety of great band portraits to help them to stand out from the crowd. We had loads of entries from all kinds of bands and solo artists all over the Midlands. The answer to the question, What was Steve’s favourite album of 2008, was “Asking For Flowers” by Kathleen Edwards.

I’ve now decided to upgrade the prize to include live shots of the winning band next time they play in the area.

I thought it’d be fun to let music fans and readers of this blog vote for the winning band from a randomly drawn selection of six bands/artists who entered the competition. So check out the bands’ MySpace pages, listen to their tracks and leave a comment after this blog post with the name of the band you think deserve the prize most. ONLY ONE VOTE PER PERSON PLEASE 😉

The finalists are:

The Jaayz – WEBSITE

Stunts – WEBSITE

Start The Hourglass – WEBSITE

StRANGEtIME – WEBSITE

The Amateurs – WEBSITE

Regis – WEBSITE

VOTING CLOSES MAY 31ST.

Photos from the winning band’s shoot will, of course, be featured here on the blog 🙂

Good luck to all six bands.

Steve

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  1. Based on the band that has the best music and probably the most need of Steve’s excellent skills. I would say The Jaayz. Some of the bands in the list seem to already have very polished portfolios. Surely the winner should be the most deserving? Anyway top tunes from the Jaayz – go go go.

  2. StRANGEtIME for me I think – most interesting musically, some great drumming and also their poke at Sting made me laugh out loud.

  3. Terra

    What happened to the lovely At The Waters Edge? 🙁

    Start The Hourglass have my vote though.

  4. Steven Wilding

    Its tough but for me The Jaayz have definitely got the edge and my vote.

  5. Steve Riddle

    It was Strangetime for me, They kind of reminded me of Suzie and the Banshees. They worked for me.

  6. Tim

    Start the Hourglass get my vote.
    Excellent music, great performers and brilliant hair!

  7. Aidan

    Gotta be StRANGEtIME. I’ve seen them 2/3 times now and everytime they’ve outclassed anyone else on the setlist.

  8. Steve K

    Chalk another one up for StRANGEtIME!
    Good luck to all those competing 😉

  9. The tron

    Start the hourglass! Are orgasmic, i want to have children like them.

  10. Douglas Paterson

    The Jaayz are the best band here. I admire their technique.

  11. woodsy

    I think start the hourglass would definately photograph the best!
    all those dreadlocks!!

  12. Helen

    Looking at who you have already worked with i think Start The Hourglass should win…. here they come for In Flames photo copy!

  13. poppy

    Just think of the action shoots of all those dreads…. Start the hour glass!

  14. Without any doubt….I vote for StrangeTime!!!! They have paid their dues, and I believe whole-heartedly that they should win the contest. StrangeTime ROCKS!

  15. Kayla

    STRANGETIME !!! CHRIS IS SO HOT OMG I WOULD. (L) <3333 LOVEYOU CHRISSSS

  16. Jenny Fisher

    Strangetime are so talented and they look cool too, I vote for them

  17. This is tricky as there are several bands on there that I think are great… but my vote would have to be for Strangetime – music and vision – they’ve got it in bags!

  18. Cathy

    Had a look at all the bands. Strangetime sound the best, so would probably benefit the most in my opinion – so strangetime!

  19. bill

    StRANGEtIME cause there the best band out of all them and i would like to see nice pictures of them..

    billy.

  20. Stell

    STRANGETIME !
    Seen them live and they’re amazing ..
    very deserving of some lovely photos! x

  21. steve

    Strangetime!
    what great lyrics to their songs.you have to go and see this band if you love great music. they get my vote

  22. carol and nicole

    StrangetimeXXXX
    Carol and Nicole love this band and think you uncool if you dont look them up. please come and join us at their next gig you wont be disappointed. Katie rocks.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  23. Lucy

    please let start the hourglass win they would be the best infront of the camera

  24. Nina

    I love Start the Hourglass they are very good at making me smile and think about giraffes with sunglasses and miniskirts on, doing tap dances –

    so therefore they have my vote!

    Peace

    Nina

  25. Luke

    Start The Hourglass!
    They’re rock shit hot, don’t you know?
    And yeah…lots of dready goodness.

  26. INCOMING!

    It’s a tough call, but this time I shall vote for Strangetime. Best of luck everyone!.

  27. jackson

    The Jaayz, no doubt about it! Awesome music i need of some decent pics to show them off!

  28. jenny

    The Jaaayzzzzzzz….. brill band & decent folk…. you know it is the right choice..

  29. richard tyler

    Dreadlocks…what more you want?!
    Start The Hourglass!
    Thats what you want 😉

  30. matty le beouf

    Start The Hourglass! Start The Hourglass! Start The Hourglass! Start The Hourglass! Start The Hourglass!!!

  31. Jennie

    there are a number of rea’S’ons why I ‘T’hink this b’A’nd should get th’R’ough ‘T’o ‘T’he final six; t’H’ey have work’E’d so ‘H’ard t’O’ get where they are now, they can handle criticism and take it on board for improvements, they don’t j’U’st sing/pe’R’form – they have taken their ‘G’reat amount of passion for their music to the extreme, ‘L’istened to what people h’A’ve ‘S’aid. to hear, they are fanta’S’tic, down to earth, people and appreciate every vote/comment they get. ….START THE HOURGLASS…. are LEGENDS and think that they should deserve to win this competition and get the professional photos they deserve!

  32. misslocura

    Start the hourglass all the way!!!
    they play great music, have amazing hair and are awesome people!
    why would you want anyone else to win?

  33. Lee Hickman

    It’s gotta be the Jaayz!
    Great people, great band and awesome music.

  34. Jim Burke

    I vote for StRANGETIME!!! Great band! Great music! Hot singer!!!

  35. Betty

    STRANGETIME STRANGETIME STRANGETIME! seriously – they gotta win this!

  36. Sarah

    my vote goes to Strangetime – seen them a few times and have always been really impressed!

  37. Bond

    start the hourglass with the manic moshing would make AMAZING photo’s

  38. Cat

    After seeing them at surface unsigned my vote is definatly for start the hourglass they were brilliant, good luck in round 3 guys

  39. adam skouby

    WOW – start the hourglass were amazing the other night moshing with an acoustic guitar CRAZY.

    Love your work
    Skouby

  40. Beck

    I will go for StRANGEtIME. Because the bassist is my brother and he’d be mightily pissed off if I voted for another band.
    Not that i’d want to…
    That doesn’t mean the other bands aren’t good…it’s just…
    *throws away shovel*

    StRANGEtIME please.

  41. can i vote for StRANGEtIME, my vote is becuase there music is good and i would love to see the photos you would produce for them more than the other bands!

  42. brown eyed girl

    Start The hourglasssssssssss!!
    need to see more dreadlock action!

  43. steve

    Start The Hourglass! – great band, great sound, great look, great live show. they have to win!

  44. Joanne

    I also vote for Strangetime.

    Think some professional photos could really catapult them into the big time – and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch!

  45. sally

    they are amazing infront of my camera, put them in front of yours steve!!!

    Start the hourglass! 🙂

  46. Alis

    wow start the hourglass this is such a good oppourtunity please give it to them!

  47. Emma

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  48. Emma

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  49. owen

    give it to strangetime i really like them and the drummer is a good mate

  50. conor

    STRANGETIME from me. Seen them too many times, every fn time they kick ASS!!

  51. Jay Flesh

    StRANGEtIME Get my vote… EvERYtIME.

    Cool Idea…. hope it goes well for all..

  52. Dave

    Wow they have actually done it, well done start the hourglass 🙂

  53. Richard Yearwood

    I would like to see “Start the Hour Glass” win. I’m not a metal fan but I gave my support to a couple of the band member’s. I thought it was very professionally performed, varied in mood and pace with elements for most to enjoy. They Rock.

  54. Russell Dempsey

    StRANGEtIME get my vote. It was tough choosing, mind you….

  55. Chelle Collins

    Strangetime for me! Kate….my old best friend from school!! Yay!

  56. Peter

    after seeing their brilliant acoustic guitar playing whilst moshing there is only one possible winner. start the hourglass

  57. steve

    and the winner is….

    Start The Hourglass!

    Big up to StrangeTime who came 2nd and got over 120 votes more than the next band.

    Thanks to everyone who voted. We got SO many more votes than we were expecting which is fantastic!

    We’ll set up the shoot asap and, of course, we’ll post some of the images from the shoot right here on the blog…

    Congrats again to Start The Hourglass. Can’t wait to do the shoot.

    Steve

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