Marshall have always supported and assisted up and coming bands
in their endeavours to be successful and recognise that band
competitions are one avenue to do this. Having sponsored such
competitions in the past they decided that they wanted to run their
own competition. One that's free for bands to enter and free for
the fans to vote. The emphasis is on the band, their performance
and musicianship. It is about the music and the performance - the
two essential ingredients for any successful band. The final is
held in the Marshall Theatre at Bletchley - home to Marshall for
the last 50 years and still the place where they manufacture their
famous flag ship amps.
Marshall has again been joined by founding partners Lick Library
and Smokehead whisky who both wish to see greater exposure of young
bands who push the boundaries and go on to become the next
successful band. Add to that Andy Copping of Live Nation has again
given his support by offering the winning band a slot at Download
Last years winners, Royal Cartel, will be playing on the
Saturday at Download this year on the third stage. What band would
not be thrilled to win a slot at Download 2013? To have the chance
to perform in front of thousands and be seen by the media, the
promoters, the agents, the managements, the other bands, basically
in front of everyone in the Music Industry.
As we said earlier, 2012, the 50th year of Marshall
Amplification, will be the biggest and best Marshall Ultimate Band
Contest to date.
Kerrang! have come on board as the official media partner for
the competition and have very kindly offered the winning band the
added chance of an opening slot at a Kerrang! pre-awards show plus
a full page in Kerrang magazine dedicated to the winners of
Marshall UBC 2012. Prizes which again reflect the prestige of the
contest and the help that the winning band will get: getting the
band noticed, gaining fans and the opportunity to move further up
the road towards success.
Another great prize on offer from, the well known Metropolis
studios is the use of their unsigned mastering service and an
attended session to master a 4 track EP which is another foot up
that ladder of success and an absolute must for all bands out
HOW TO ENTER...
Marshall UBC is open to any band over the age of 18. Entries will
be voted through to a "Top 25 entrants" this will be decided up by
a combination of 5 entrants who generate the most social media buzz
and the remaining 20 will be the publics highest rated. A panel of
official judges will deliberate and announce the top 5
Voting which will start on 3rd September and finish on 28th
Bands can upload more than one video.
5 finalists who will play at the live final will be announced on
12th October 2012.
Final at Marshall HQ in the Marshall theatre on November 17th
2012. - All finalists must cover their own transportation and
expenses to play at the final. The final five bands who must be
available to attend the live final at the Marshall theatre on
November 17th 2012.