DEFEAT THE BEAT
On Wednesday 17 April 2019, Defeat the Beat youth music competition took place place at Bar1 Nightclub, Hillary’s Boat Harbour. Five musical acts competed on stage to win an array of prizes and to be named the 2019 Defeat the Beat winner. Local artists aged between 12 and 18 years who live or study within the City were invited to enter the competition.
Five acts were chosen as finalists to perform at the event, with the winners from 2018 Piece of Mind closing the event. The acts consist of two bands and three soloist singer/songwriters who played an assortment of music instruments to support their vocals.
Four music industry professionals judged on the evening and all commented that the calibre of all of the performances exceeded their expectations.
First place winner – Sugarwood
Second place winner – Charlie Martin
Third place winner – Danni K