This is were the 2017 National Final will be in September. Check back for footage then.
2016 Rockshop NZ Bandquest National Final results were:
1st Place - 2k16, Whanganui Intermediate
2nd Place - Mercy, Cambridge Middle School
3rd Place - D.N.A., Nelson Intermediate
Best Original Song Award - Broken Jandal, Chisnallwood Intermediate, Chch
Musicianship Award - Avenue (Dylan Pritchard, Bronson Rehutai, Ava O'Dwyer, Wilf Landon, Madeline Krebs and Melika Samia), Napier Intermediate
Best Keyboardist Award - Will Roddick, from D.N.A, Nelson Intermediate
Rocking Drummer Award - Jai Tudor-Oakley, from Broken Jandal, Chisnallwood Intermediate. Chch
Rock-Solid Bassist Award - Jake Walker, from Sapex, Christchurch South Intermediate
"Killer" Guitarist Award - Kevin Lee and Darcy Bassett from Revs, Tauranga Intermediate
Rockstar Styles Award - Jaime Ham, Lead Vocalist from Delirium Eclipse, Albany Junior High School
Male Vocalist Award - Enzo Hood, from The Damp Tea Towels, John McGlashan Coll, Dunedin
Female Vocalist Award - Jessica Lawrence and Evie Dore, the Backing Vocalists from Shockwavz, Hutt Intermediate
From The Judges
"It's amazing to have so many young kids who are this enthusiastic about making music, and the competition aspect of Bandquest is driving all of them to improve - There are now hundreds of awesome 9-12 year old bands around the country performing at a high level. The future is exciting."
Will McGillivray, Nomad
"I really loved the fact that 2K16 put a lot of effort into making these songs their own. They were clearly comfortable on stage, they sounded great together and they were enjoying themselves. True rockstars! "
Rockshop Bandquest 2015 National Final Results:
1st Place - You're in Treble - Clayton Park
2nd Place - Wai Stylez - Waikowhai Intermediate
3rd Place - Cosmic Latte - Chisnallwood
Best Original Song - Crowded, Song: Mister Lonely - Nelson Intermediate
Female Vocalist - Stealth (Huia) - Ma te WhanaungatangaMale Vocalist - Carpe Diem (Rapper) - Berkley Middle School
Rockstar Styles - You're in Treble (Red Shirt, Keys) - Clayton Park
Killer Guitarist - Crowded - Nelson Intermediate
Rock-solid Bassist - Wai Stylez - Waikowhai Intermediate
Rocking Drummer - Generation Z - Hilltop School
Best Keyboardist - Armaggedon 2.0 - Monrad School
Musicianship Award - Stealth (Huia) - Ma te Whanaungatanga
Thank you to everyone that entered and Congratulations to all our winners. And most of all thanks to Rockshop Showcases, this wouldn't happen without you!
2015 National Final Entries
2014 Rockshop Bandquest National Final Results!
1st Place: Old Greg's Love Shack, Northcross Intermediate
2nd Place: Just Kedgley 2, Kedgley Intermediate
3rd Place: 5th Element, Otumoetai Intermediate
Best Original Song: "War Games", by Unidentified, Chisnallwood Intermediate
Best Original Lyric: "Stars", by Absurd, Berkley Normal Middle School
Female Vocalist: Raychel Te Kira, Rosey Te Kira, Alysha Eshaya, Whaunaungatanga, Avalon Intermediate
Male Vocalist: Jack McCarthy, Brad and Jack, Taradale Intermediate
Musicianship: James Thorrington (drummer), Old Greg's Love Shack
Rockstar Styles: Adam Thorndyke (lead guitar), Old Greg's Love Shack
Killer Guitarist: Haritoa Chelsey, 5th Element, Otumoetai Intermediate
Rock-Solid Bassist: Jordan Dornan, Phased Out, Fairfield Intermediate
Rocking Drummer: James Thorrington, Old Greg's Love Shack
Best Keyboardist: Olive Harvey North, Classic, Nelson Intermediate
Congrats! Well done to everyone that entered! It was a super year.
Thanks Rockshop Showcases for your support!
2013 Rockshop Bandquest National Final Results.
National Winner - The Elements (Avondale Intermediate, Auckland Central)
National 2nd Place - The Freckled Mangos (Otago, Arrowtown Primary)
National 3rd Place - Nutellica (Waikato, Taupo Intermediate)
Best Orginal Song - Freckled Mangos (song: "Don't contradict me")
National Best Original Lyric - From Balmacewen Intermediate, from Stolen Thoughts, Louis Freeman and Henry Dickson, for their song "My Own Eyes"
Female Vocalist - Noise Control (Nelson Intermediate - Freya Pinkerton)
Male Vocalist - Just Dooze it (Manukau, Randwick Park School - Liam Martin)
Musicianship Award - Bass player from 'Musical Beats' (Avalon Intermediate, Wellington)
Rockstar Styles - Musical Beats for their swag start
Killer Guitarist - Vandals (Canterbury 2, Christchurch South Intermediate - Lawrence Miller)
Best Bassist - Bass player from 'Musical Beats' (Avalon Intermediate, Wellington - Josephine Sitagata)
Rocking Dummer - Vandals - Michael Bennett
Best Keyboardist - Nutellica - Eden Clapperton
Thanks to all the bands who rocked it on stage and to the Mums/Dads & teachers who managed to hold the camera steady to film it! Rockshop bandquest will be back in 2014 for our 4th year - we will be adding more events. Stay tuned.