Steel Rose – The list
Walking into the audition, we instantly felt out of place. Gigging as a glam metal band for over a year, we have grown accustomed to this. We had our doubts about going through to the next round because our genre is different to the mainstream music of today.
As we waited for our audition, we saw a well established Edinburgh band failed to get through, which dampened our spirits.
Playing in front of the judges was easier than we imagined and on a whole we thought it went fairly well.
Live and Unsigned is our first serious competition, the only other being a small, independent battle of the bands.
After waiting for some time, we started to think we hadn’t gotten through as bands that played after us were being told if they had been successful. Three other bands along with ourselves were the last remaining acts in the room when the announcer and camera crew came through and broke the good news. We were ecstatic and surprised to say the least.
Preparation for the Regional finals has been much more intense than it was for the audition. Choosing our cover song took just twenty minutes in a bar. The following week we book a rehearsal and tried to combine it with one of our existing songs. All that remains is to fine tune the medley.
Preparation for the audition however was different. We had to pick, cut down and practice one of our songs that we felt summed up our style of music the most.
Our most rock’n’roll moment so far (of many!) is without a doubt when the three of us threw a TV of a cliff…twice.