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Battle of the Bands and top celebrities lead line up of musical events in Hammersmith & Fulham

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Image captionImage 1: Cerys Mathews will be a celebrity judge at the Battle of the Bands competition

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Top young musicians from across the borough will be competing in front of a packed audience and celebrity judges including Bryan Adams, Goldierocks and Cerys Matthews.

Battle of the Bands will see 10 acts from schools across Hammersmith & Fulham, and elsewhere in West London compete in front of a celebrity judging panel at Bush Hall.

The bands include Tilly Mann and Break Free from West London Free School, and Impact and G-Recrutz from Sacred Heart High School.

Songwriter, producer and musician Guy Chambers, as well as talent scout and manager Steve Abbot complete the line-up of judges.

The live music at Bush Hall in Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, on Tuesday 17 November will run from 7pm to 9pm. 

It is one of several free events in the coming weeks run by the music hub.

“We have some very talented young people in Hammersmith & Fulham and this night will be a great chance for them to shine and battle it out against bands from other parts of West London”, said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet member for Children and Education.

“Come along, show your support and listen to some great musicians and singers.”

Performances by the music hub’s youth orchestra and the folk ensemble will be held at The Lyric Theatre’s Reuben Foundation Foyer on Wednesday 9 December from 6pm to 7pm.

And another performance, this time by young singers will be held at the theatre, in King Street, the following day, 10 December. The young singers will perform a Christmas sing-song between 5.30pm and 6.30pm with staff choirs.

The festive performances then move to Hammersmith Town Hall for the H&F Primary Schools’ Christmas Festival. It will be held between 2pm and 3pm on Friday 11 December. 

Young people inspired by the performances can sign up now to a range of projects run by the music hub. They have recently launched a new Rock and Pop Academy for 8 to 16-year-olds at the Lyric Theatre. Those taking part will be able to learn to sing and how to play a range of instruments, including guitar, drums and keyboard. Free taster sessions will be held from 4pm to 6pm on January 5.

For more information visit the Tri-Borough Music Hub website.