Aspiring rock stars in the Merrimack Valley and North Shorth put out their music to thousands in Patch's Video Battle of the Bands and the fans have spoken. The regional round of the battle has now concluded and two bands will go on to the finalist round.
Winning first place with 204 votes is Forget the Former - “I Would Have Lost” with band members Bobby Briggs of Westford; Daniel Daley of Tewksbury; and Ben Hanson of Lowell. Forget the Former wins two hours of recording time at The Space in Lowell.
Coming in second place with 177 votes is The Truezoos – “I’ll Keep This One” with band members Sean O’Sullivan and Marc Hoffman of Georgetown; and Jeff Kereakoglow of Danvers.
Starting on Monday, both Forget the Former and the Truezoos will square off against the top two finishers from and .
The grand prize winner of the final round will headline a gig at The Harp in Boston, as well as receive a cut/color at Avanti Hair Salon, a party bus ride around Boston on Bustonian Party Bus and lunch at M.J. O'Connor's!
Congratulations to Forget the Former and the Truezoos! And thanks to the more than 20 bands from across Eastern Massachusetts who submitted videos of original songs to multiple area Patch sites in hopes of taking home the top prize.
Check back on Monday to vote in the final round, which will run another two weeks before Patch declares a winner.