Two Surrey-based bands are among 10 finalists in this year's B.C.'s Best Teen Band Contest.
Collect Call, an indie-rock band, and Northern Rain, which plays alt-rock music, are competing for the contest crown, chosen through fan voting.
Starting this week, the three bands with the most votes (via www. youthink.ca/band-contest-2013) will compete live at the Electric Owl in Vancouver on April 27. That night, a winner will be chosen and given an assortment of prizes, including $2,000 cash, recording time with Juicemix Productions at Greenhouse Studios and a cover photo in Youthink, a magazine for teens.
Judges given the task of choosing the 10 finalists (from 40 entries) are Shaun Verreault (of Wide Mouth Mason), Scott Johnson (Warner Music Canada) and Georges Couling (Knuckleduster Music Inc.).
Other contest finalists are ADOB (from Port Moody), DaniElle (Pitt Meadows), How We Survive (Saanichton), Lucy Mistreated (Duncan), Roy Has Fire (Castlegar), The Distributors (Nanaimo), The Flying Fishmongers (North Van) and The Racket (South Hazelton).