By Kristan Mouat | Posted: Monday June 26, 2017
Congratulations to our awesome bands Carmina and Painted Blind for winning the Otago Rockquest in June.
Carmina, a folk-rock band won and Painted Blind, an acoustic-folk-pop band were placed second.
Carmina consists of Barney Connolly vocalist/guitarist, Jack Wing electric guitar, Benny Holloway drums, Bjorn Bargemann bass guitar.
Painted Blind is Cuba Rust guitar, Neive Strang vocals, Rikke Kikkawa-McLeod violin and Mary Locker keyboards.
Painted Blind also won the Apra Lyric Writers Award and the Smokefree Vocals top award went to Neive Strang.
Louis Freeman who is part of a combined band, Bark Like A Dog with students from Taieri College and King's also made it through to the regional finals.