THE five finalists in the County Gazette Battle of the Bands Competition can today be officially revealed.

The Somerset quintet have been selected from dozens of entries to our competition and now go through to our final.

They are all now set to perform at the County Gazette’s Somerset Show, which takes place at Taunton Racecourse on Sunday, July 14, running from 10am until 6pm.

The finalists are:


Somerset County Gazette:

Blending punk, folk, country, blues, rock and more, this raucous four-piece band promise to get even the most sedate crowd grooving.


Somerset County Gazette:

Drawing from the well of country, blues and folk, The Jamestown Brothers are sure to get your toes tapping and your feet stomping.


Somerset County Gazette:

Hailing from West Somerset, hard-hitting five-piece Dremora describe themselves as ‘riff-laden, anthemic, melodic metal’ and are sure to pack a punch.


Somerset County Gazette:

This Somerset blues-rock quartet brings some lounge-lizard rocking vibes to the contest.


Somerset County Gazette:

Specialising in Americana, country and blues, Hello Hopeville will bring their unique sound to the Somerset Show.

County Gazette editor, Paul Jones, said: “We had some amazing entries to our competition - proving what a talented bunch of people we have here in Somerset and we are very grateful to everyone who let us listen to them.

“Whittling down the list to the final five was extremely difficult, but we think we have a really eclectic, vibrant line-up that is sure to rattle the musical bones of everyone who comes along to watch.

“Make sure you don’t miss out on some amazing music - and it’s all free.”

The winners of the competition will not only be crowned our Battle of the Bands winner for 2019, but will also waltz off with a two-day recording session at the Muddy Road Studios, overseen by producer extraordinaire, James Willment.

James, alongside Paul, will judge the acts on the day - with input from the audience no doubt.

As well as the competition final, the Somerset Show will feature of raft of free entertainment for all the family, from falconry and classic cars, to stalls and food and drink.