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WAM Member Spotlight: Whildfyre win 1st place in Busso’s Battle of the Bands

12 Feb


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Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 1.30.56 pmWAM Members and youth act Whildfyre took out 1st place at Bussleton’s Battle of the Bands on Saturday 12th January 2019, continuing to stack on the achievements after their song In London was shortlisted for the ACMF’s National Songwriting Competition in November 2018, read more that here.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 1.30.45 pmThe competition was held as part of the Festival of Busselton, and the contest’s final on the Saturday coincided with their new event, Eats n Beats. It was the first time the competition was held at the Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre and cash prizes were on offer.

The lads, gracious in their win, thanked their fellow competitors on the night and were seriously stoked to have participated in the event. The outdoor music venue on the Busselton foreshore (Bussleton Foreshore Amphitheatre) was simply amazing and Whildfyre hopes to play there again soon.  Angela Griffin and Tyson Vincent from the City of Busselton and Shift Youth Crew did a fantastic job setting up and coordinating the event.

1st place consisted of a $500 cash prize and a further $500 gig at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Dunsborough in 2019.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 1.30.35 pmFrom left to right in the image of all the finalists:
Sarah Strahan – singer songwriter – 3rd place
Lucy Smith – singer songwriter – 2nd place
Draven Andrews Clarke – standing, drummer of the winning band – Whildfyre
Emerson Galic – kneeling, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the winning band – Whildfyre
Floyd Donnan – solo artist/drummer – 4th place

 Quinn Galic – lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the winning band – Whildfyre
Patrick Cooke – base
 guitarist of the winning band – Whildfyre


Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

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