VIDEO: Rothesay Academy Live Lounge

Six acts took to the stage at Rothesay Academy on Wednesday night to battle it out for the opening spot at this year’s Tee in the Port music festival - and competition was fierce.

Rothesay Academy Live Lounge’s judges - Academy staff Paul Phillips and Fay Davidson, and Tee in the Port organiser Ian Shaw - commented on what a tough decision it had been. Mr Phillips added that the six acts were of such a high standard that all would have been worthy of playing at Tee in the Port, and that they would’ve done themselves, the school and the community proud.

Layla Templeton wowed the judges with her performance of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space', Florence and the Machine's 'Dog Days', and her own self-penned composition 'Skin Deep', at Rothesay Academy Live Lounge on Wednesday evening.

Layla Templeton wowed the judges with her performance of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space', Florence and the Machine's 'Dog Days', and her own self-penned composition 'Skin Deep', at Rothesay Academy Live Lounge on Wednesday evening.

Runners-up were Red Hearted Vines (comprised of John Murray, Douglas Zavaroni, Robert Simpson, and Robert Deans), with winner, Layla Templeton, taking the opening spot at Tee in the Port.

Well done to all who competed - see next week’s Buteman for the full story.

* Click on the video above to view a few short clips of each of the acts, as well as a short set from Daniel Sweet on guitar who entertained the audience while the judges deliberated.