Battle of the Bands at Rothesay Academy

'All Who Care' - from left, Zoe Clark, Eddie Caldwell, Daniel Sweet, Joshua McFadden and Robert Deans - on stage at Thursday's Rothesay Academy Battle of the Bands.
'All Who Care' - from left, Zoe Clark, Eddie Caldwell, Daniel Sweet, Joshua McFadden and Robert Deans - on stage at Thursday's Rothesay Academy Battle of the Bands.

Six acts performed at Rothesay Academy’s annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ on Thursday evening – all hoping for the chance to play at the Tee In The Port music festival in Port Bannatyne next weekend.

Four bands and two duos took to the stage aiming to impress an audience of family, pupils and teachers – but more importantly, hoping to wow the three-strong judging panel who had the tricky task of selecting a winner.

In the end the judges – Fay Davidson from the school staff, Robert Jardine from Tee In The Port’s hosts and organisers, Port Bannatyne Golf Club, and Ron Rye, the minister of Ardbeg Baptist Church – chose All Who Care, a quintet comprising Zoe Clark, Eddie Caldwell, Daniel Sweet, Joshua McFadden and Robert Deans, for the coveted festival slot.

Summing up the judges’ choice, Mr Rye said: “They were tight together, they played together, they worked together and they listened together.”

* Tee in the Port is at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Saturday, June 15 and also features Wired, Daddy Naggins, Fuse, Cash from Chaos, Slipstream and headliners The Raggle Taggle Gypsies.