Band Royale final at The Fox and Goose in Southport


Bulletproof Rose will play live at The Fox & Goose on Saturday August 1

The Fox and Goose on Cable Street hosts the final of Band Royale on Friday night (July 31) with four groups battling it out to win the £1,000 prize.

The Band Royale contest will see a number of genres of music colliding with pop specialists the Miles Goodall Band facing up against the pop punk of Some Time Today, Karm’s psychedelic rock’n’roll, and Inhabit’s offering of rock, rap and uplifting metal.

The competition is in its eighth year now and has continued to grow in popularity.

Organiser Rob Kirkby, who runs Supafly Recording Studios in Halsall, said:

“We’re really excited and hoping it’s gonna be a great night for everyone.

“It’s really competitive. Eight years ago we had 12 bands enter and now we’ve got 40 competing, all local.BANDROYALE-3-ots

“For the bands, it’s brilliant to get through the competition.

“It’s not just one night, it’s all the heats first, then the quarter finals and the semi finals.”

Inhabit were losing finalists last year as Sugarking took home the title, while the other three bands are facing their first shot at success.

Kris Wood will host the event which starts at 8pm and is followed by a performance by the Fox and Goose’s house band So Green.

Entry costs £3, or £2 you can beat staff at a game of rock, paper, scissors.

The Fox & Goose is the new home of Southport Rocks Revived, with live music events raising money for the Vital Sounds Foundation charity, in memory of Southport man Chris Haw.

You can find out more about the charity, or donate, by clicking here:


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