An unsigned Cardiff rock band, Fire Fences, has won a pile of Orange gear after beating over 300 other entrants to win Firestone’s Battle of the Bands competition, run in partnership with Orange Amplification.
Fire Fences, formed by four Bridgend Brynteg School mates in 2013, have made their biggest breakthrough to date by triumphing in the nationwide competition, beating Worcestershire band Nuns of the Tundra and Suffolk hip-hop act EL-Emcee.
The final, at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Birmingham on December 14, was screened live on Firestone’s Facebook page to 50,000 people, with a five-strong judging panel from Orange, Professional Music Technology, BIMM, Arena Birmingham and Firestone agreeing on the winning act.
Fire Fences can now look forward to more than £2,000 worth of Orange Amplification equipment and studio time worth £1,500, along with the honour of being Firestone’s Battle of the Bands champions.
The band, comprises Dylan Wictome (bass), Will Davies (lead guitar), Aaron Nicholas (vocals / guitar) and James Lee (drums).