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Gold, Gold, Gold.......Winners Winners Winners!

Rock and roll olympics closing ceremony and Winners officially announced. Unsigned diamonds shine through and rock the stage in front of thousands!



Yes readers, The Winners are now officially selected. It's the gold medal of rock and roll but they are not going to get just a medal.......they get more! The get the main stage, a fully supported european tour and more backstage fun than Charlie Sheen had in his life (and that's almost impossible but we managed).

As the 3 days were simultaneously running with the Olympic games, we told you about our very own rock and roll Olympics. Ours were Better, faster, drunker, sexier but most of all, more fun fun fun!

 Ok, let's get serious..............and the gold medal goes to:  (imaginary drum roll please) HURRICANE LOVE!!!!! All the way from the Nordic gem that is Sweden, this synth pop project convinced everybody. Not only the crowd but the judges too obviously. They walked away with the gold spot and were crowned Olympic rock and roll champions.

Well, world champions in our case.There was no medal tally, no China competing nor tiny pacific islands (unfortunately) but we had some new entries such as Turkey and Poland.

Saying world-wide winners sounds big and it is, considering bands from the many countries (some new ones for the first time) from all over the planet took part in what has been the most fun we had under the sun especially because the quality this year has been amazing and the sun was generous….could it get any better? NO!

It was simply amazing. When announced, the 6 piece  Swedish darlings cried with joy. But before we tell you more about the winner, let’s go through it back to front…”from the start” as they say:
Band number 5, were....wait! an “equal spot” for two bands and they were: MARI MARI, from RUSSIA and THE BLENNIES from Italy.

Bands 4 and 3 are AVAIVARTIKA from Japan and RHYS CRIMMING & THE TOMS  respectively. A great effort from all these bands that gave their hearts and souls with their performances and proved that when they come from far away to show the judges what they could do they do exactly that: prove their worth. They get loads of technical gear. A prize we think is well deserved because they displayed quality in songwriting.

The second best drummer is the "basher" from Italian band band THE BLENNIES and he gets a set of cymbals from our very good sponsors SABIAN.

The second best bass player was the guy from AVAIVARTIKA all the way from Japan and he gets a gorgeous American GIBSON SG black bass (my bass playing colleague just melted as I was writing this).

The second best guitar player gets a beautiful FENDER TELECASTER guitar and it goes to the lad from MARI MARI the band from Russia.

The best singer was the wonderful voice supplier from I COME FROM THE SUN, the band from Germany and the results were unanimous on this decision: All agreed. He gets a SENNHEISER wireless microphone set.

Best bass player went to the "monster player" playing in THE JOKING from France and he gets a gorgeous EDEN amplifier from our amazing sponsors MARSHALL.

Best Drummer gets a drum kit from SONOR and it went to the "precision king" (please insert personal reference here) from ODETTE. A thoroughly deserved prize for this Spanish musician.

The best guitar shredder was the young guy from THE CARNABYS and he hails from old London town (from west London as he promptly points out) He get the gorgeous MARSHALL JVM 205 head and cabinet valve amp.

.......and now the most import “medal moment” ……The last 2 bands: Second place and silver medal went to THE JOKING from Lyon, France and the Gold  went to...


.....take a deep breath please because your national anthem is about to be played....

...it was obviously  the synth pop swedes from HURRICANE LOVE!!!

Yes, HURRICANE LOVE walked away with the top price and were crowned gold medal winners in our world championship......The Olympic rock and roll games.

Saturday’s performance was absolutely sensational. They gave us goose bumps and made us dance at the same time……Thank you Sweden!

Ok, we wanted to let you know that ALL the bands were absolutely magic!!!!! Every single one and especially the new countries and that as always, it is incredibly hard for the jury to select just one band. Still shocked from the announcement, all 6 of the members of HURRICANE LOVE were rushed to the main stage, which is almost as big as the olympic track & field ground for a gig so good, they kicked the Taubertal Festival punters in the face with their infectious, sweet melodies  and disco pop grooves.

They made literally thousands of people go nuts and this is only the beginning for them if we think of the roads ahead......When the giant screen flashed 50 foot tall Swedes (and the guitarist is already tall) we knew that this was the right band to stand on the podium with their medals around their necks.

“Mission accomplished” the crowd thought as we saw the many people dancing.
The jury, which included Marshall representatives, UK promoters and Music Industry record distributors did a superb job and we thank them for giving us their time and they obviously thanked us for giving them the booze and the wonderful music.

As we always say, another year has gone and many, many litres of beer have been guzzled back stage and outside our hotels in the streets. Compliments to ALL the wonderful musicians that played our rock and roll Olympics…now let's go and see SOCIAL DISTORTION and the rest of the line-up.....LET'S ROCK!!!!!


THE RESULTS:

BAND COUNTRY POINTS
1 HURRICANE LOVE SWEDEN 371
2 THE JOKING FRANCE 325
3 RHYS CRIMMIN & THE TOMS AUSTRALIA 302
4 AVAIVARTIKA JAPAN 300
5 THE BLENNIES ITALY 263
5 MARI!MARI! RUSSIA 263
7 DUDES NORWAY 262
8 ODETTE SPAIN 261
9 THE CARNABYS UK 260
10 JIMMY DEE NEDERLAND 251
11 DISCONNECTED BLIND CANADA 245
12 ALCAPELL GERMANY 234
13 WELLBAD GERMANY 233
14 CHICO POLAND 223
15 BUDDIES FRANCE 208
16 I COME FROM THE SUN GERMANY 197
17 CAFFEINE CZECK REPUBLIC 177
18 MONO BAND TURKEY 167