Beth Lancaster

Three young acts have secured  places in the final of the solo/duo section of this year’s Battle of the Bands competition.

 Norfolk and Cambridgeshire-based acts Rich Taylor, Eve Lauren and Beth Lancaster were winners following the weekend’s first heat of this part of the competition, held at the Wildfowler in Gayton.

Eve Lauren

Organiser Triston Finnis, of Twisted Melon Promotions, said the heat was almost cut short before it had started when two acts were unable to take part due to illness. 

Two replacements were found and the heat was contested between six acts.

“This was one of our most diverse heats ever such was the age range, with acts from 14 to 50s,” said Mr Finnis.

Eighteen year old  Eve Lauren performed current and modern covers in her unique style. 

Guitar playing Rich Taylor, 15, stood in with only a couple of hours notice and 14 year old Beth Lancaster gave a confident performance with a mix of original songs and edgy covers. 

Other performances were from singer/songwriter James Blyth, Barstool Angels and the duo Two Cats.

Heat three takes place next Saturday, February 29 back at the Wildfowler for full bands.

Rich Taylor