Tuesday, June 26, 2012
New name, same commitment for Tewksbury band.
Sometimes small changes make a really big difference and for one Tewksbury band, Forget the Former, 2012 has been a year of reinventing, improving and building on their already solid reputation. On Thursday, they will perform at Patch's Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp in Boston along with The Truezoos and the winner of the Video Battle of the Bands, The President. Register for this free event on our Event Brite page. These three musicians were originally called “Breakthrough” and, as you may recall, were the 2011 winners of the first ever, Patch Battle of The Bands. Together for the past two years, Ben Hanson, Daniel Daley and Bobby Briggs spent much of the past year looking for ways to improve and mature as a band. First on the…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Prizes include free recording time and a headlining gig at The Harp.
A Tewksbury band may soon gets its first big break because Patch's Video Battle of the Bands is back and it is bigger and better than ever! The Video Battle of the Bands is a contest in which local bands will square off for musical supremacy. It's the chance of a lifetime for local musicians. This is a chance for you and your bandmates to show off your abilities as musicians and earn some terrific prizes. Tewksbury's "Breakthrough" won the 2011 Patch Video Battle of the Bands. But this year the challenge (and the rewards) are even bigger because we've expanded the contest to include the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, Greater Boston and South Shore!! The grand prize winner will get to headline a gig at The Harp in Boston in June! …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
"Breakthrough" celebrates Tewksbury Patch Video Battle of the Bands victory with concert at TJ Callahan's.
"Breakthrough," a Tewksbury band made up of teens Dan Daley, Ben Hanson and Bobby Briggs, rocked a jam-packed TJ Callahan's Thursday night. It was a victory concert for the band, which won Tewksbury Patch's first Video Battle of the Bands. In addition to the gig, the band received Rock Star Makeovers from All About You Hair Salon, a $400 gift certificate from Tewksbury Music Center and three hours of recording studio time from The Space in Lowell. The concert and the contest were sponsored by Tewksbury Patch. Editor Bill Gilman and Ad Manager Anne Wakeman were on hand to capture these images and video clips.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person in the coffee shop.
Here are five pieces of information to help make you the smartest person at your breakfast table. 1. Today's Weather Forecast: Things will cool down considerably today. According to the NWS, we will have areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 8 mph. Tonight it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 2. Thursday's Winning Mass. Lottery Numbers: Cash Winfall -- 2-12-25-33-38-42 Daily Numbers -- Midday: 4-6-0-1 Evening: 6-8-4-5 3. It's Happening Today: Local schools take the spotlight today. There will be a law enforcement horse demonstration this morning at 9 a.m. at the Center School on Pleasant Street and the Heath Brook School will be putting on …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tewksbury Patch Video Battle of the Bands winners are ready to rock!
The battle is over and the results are in. Breakthrough is the official winner of Patch’s first ever battle of then bands. Of course, you can’t truly be a rock star without looking the part and that’s where being a Patch winner really comes in handy. As part of their Patch Prize Package, Breathrough spent yesterday afternoon with the talented crew at “It’s all About You -- Hair Salon” getting their official rock star makeovers. Made up of three 15-year-old boys, Ben Hanson, Bobby Briggs and Daniel Daley, Breathrough is a local favorite with a long history. As singer, songwriter and guitarist Bobby explains, “Ben was born on Nov. 14, 1995 and I was born a day later at the same hospital. We started planning then.” While Bobby’s mom …
5 bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest member of the Brad Marchand fan club.
Here are five pieces of information to help make you the smartest person wearing Black and Gold to work this morning. 1. It's Happening Tonight: It's the concert of the year! "Breakthrough", the winner of the Tewksbury Patch Video Battle of the Bands, will perform live at TJ Callahan's, 1475 Main St. at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge. You won't want to miss this group of young, talented musicians. 2. By the Numbers: $850. That would be the STARTING PRICE for the nosebleed seats for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks on Monday. Technically, of course, the game is sold out. But ticket agencies have access to tickets in every section of the TD Garden and, after last night's beat down, tickets …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
More than 440 votes are cast by Patch readers.
The votes have been cast and the readers have spoken. "Breakthrough" and their original video "Songs of the Past" is the winner of the first Tewksbury Patch Video Battle of the Bands. Congratulations to Bobby Briggs, Ben Hanson and Daniel Daley! For their victory, "Breakthrough" will receive a $400 gift certificate to Tewkbury Music Center, Rock Star Makeovers from Touch of Elegance Salon and three hours of recording studio time from The Space in Lowell. In addition, the winners will be booked for live gig at TJ Callahan's on June 9 at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public and Tewksbury Patch will be on hand with some nifty giveaways. The final vote totals were as follows:
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Three finalists vie for a prize package, including makeovers, music equipment and a booking.
The entries are in and three finalists have been chosen in the Tewksbury Patch Video Battle of the Bands! Bands submitted videos of themselves performing original songs. The finalists were chosen by Tewksbury Patch staff based on song quality, lyrics, performance and video quality. But the winner will be selected by you, the Tewksbury Patch readers. The three finalists represent diverse genres in music. The three videos are: Listen to the three videos and decide which one is your favorite. Vote for your favorite choice for the winning band by putting the ban's name in the comments section at the bottom of this article. You can vote more than once. However, only one vote per day per patch user will be allowed. Excess votes will be …