December 2013

THOMSUN conducted the Teens Battle of the Bands 2013 and Yamaha Music Festival which was a day long affair at the Festival Center at Dubai Festival City. The event was well attended by several young and upcoming bands who showcased their musical talents in a formal setting complete with stage, lighting and a professional PA system. More than two rounds were used to select the top three bands who finally battled it out in front of a large appreciative gathering and acclaimed judges like John Warren-London School of Music, Axel Rodrigues – Head Of Music, Gems Education, Nabeel-renowned local musician and Shingo Maeda from Yamaha Music Gulf. The Group “Younglings” was declared the winner and received the first prize of AED 7000 in Thomsun cash vouchers; “Upslide”& “Rockers” came second and third with prize money of AED 3000 and AED 1500 respectively. In addition all other participants were given a Yamaha Desktop Audio each. The Yamaha Music Festival headline act featured Soren Andersen the Danish guitarist, songwriter and producer who worked with legends like Glenn Hughes(Deep Purple), Mike Tramp(White Lion),Marco Mendoza(Thin Lizzy), Dave Mustaine(Megadeath) to name a few. Soren  regaled  a packed audience with his legendary guitar skills for over two hours and ended his performance by giving away prizes to the winners of the Battle of the Bands who were over awed to be in such stellar company. DSC03100 (640x480) DSC03054 (640x480)