Majortones brought the curtain down during the Live/Wired live heat last night (Wednesday), with Scott Wraxton, bass and keyboard, Jasper Rouse, guitar and vocals, Charlie Harris, drums, and Lee Bartholomew, guitar and keyboard.
SOME of the Island’s best acts hit the stage at The Studio in Newport last night (Wednesday) to compete in the second live heat of Live/Wired, the County Press competition in association Platform One.
After weeks of intense voting through this website, it fell to a panel of judges to pick the two acts to compete in the grand live final in May.
Four bands competed — Proximity Effect, Luc Valvona and Friends, 14” Remotes and Majortones — cheered on by crowds of fans.
With all the acts helping to showcase the diversity of the Island music scene, it was Proximity Effect and Majortones who eventually earned the votes of judges Simon Rodley of IOW Music, Mathew Parker of The Studio, Ben Allman of Platform One and Ross Findon of the County Press.
The two bands will compete on May 20 against heat one winners The Kurves and Cozy Flashbak.
Proximity Effect opened the night and delivered a set of fast-paced rock, tinged with moments of Biffy Clyro, Muse and Incubus.
They were followed by the leftfield Luc Valvona and Friends, who combined cutting comedy lyrics with tunes that spanned from ska to rock.
Next up were the 14” Remotes, who arrived at The Studio supported by an army of loyal fans clad in official band merchandise.
Made up of musicians who regularly gathered at an open mic night, the band performed a tight set of energetic rock, with a healthy dash of punk energy.
Majortones brought the curtain down on the night with a polished performance of dual synth-driven, indie-pop.