TalentWatch Launches New Battle of The Bands Online Competition for Emerging Rock Acts
08/06/2013

Winning band opens for Jack Russell’s Great White at The Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA

Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – 06-August-2013 – TalentWatch announces the launch of Jack Russell’s Great White Battle of the Bands Online Music Competition. The winning band will open for Jack Russell’s Great White on September 28, 2013 at the historic Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia, USA. Additionally, the winner will receive $1,000, a professional band photo shoot and a swag/gig pack of instrument cables, strings and other accessories. The sponsors for the competition include 4 Georgia-based companies: Shock & Awe Productions (Atlanta) Bill Hardin Music, Hession Entertainment Group and The Cox Capitol Theatre (all from Macon). On September 23-26, Jack Russell, lead singer of Great White will choose the winning band from the Top 15 fan selections.

“We are always trying find ways to create more value and opportunities for music artists and most importantly, offer a level playing field where anyone can have a shot,” mentions TalentWatch Music Industry Liaison, Hugh Hession. “We are excited about teaming up with Jack (Russell) on this competition, particularly with his status as a Grammy-nominated and Top 10 charting vocalist and songwriter with Great White. Perhaps the coolest thing about this contest is that Jack will actually be selecting the winner himself, from the Top 15. That gives bands something to look forward to!”

Jack Russell reached phenomenal success in the late 1980′s selling millions of albums and performing multiple world tours with Great White. Their breakout Platinum selling album “Once Bitten” (June 1987, Capitol) included fan favorites “Rock Me” and “Save Your Love,” which quickly became the nucleus of their high energy shows. GW’s next album “Twice Shy” (April 1989, Capitol), solidified their presence in mainstream rock, receiving a Grammy nomination that same year for Best Hard Rock Performance, for the song “Once Bitten Twice Shy” (#5 on Billboard Top 100). “Twice Shy” sold over 2 million copies, being certified 2x Platinum. It also included the hit “House of Broken Love” (#7 Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks).

TalentWatch stages online music competitions for artists around the world. Its mission is to give aspiring music artists an equal chance to be discovered. It's the only destination on the web where aspiring artists showcase their talent and tell their story in an engaging and entertaining video-driven format. Fans rate artists on their talent, entertainment and likeability, giving every music artist an equal chance to rise to the top.

Music artists, fans and industry professionals can learn more about TalentWatch by visiting www.talentwatch.net target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.talentwatch.net or by watching their promotional video.

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