The Eagle Bar welcomes 2014 with  “The Highland Battle of the Bands” competition for January.

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76 Knots The Eagle Battle of the Bands winner 2012

The event will see eighteen bands compete over the Friday and Saturday nights at The Eagle, with the grand finale being held on Friday the 31st   of January. The prize includes recording a single at Gargleblast Studios in Hamilton with established producer Andy Miller (Mogwai, The Fratellis) and the shooting of a professional video courtesy of Caithness based film company Big Box Network to be directed by Charlie Wilson.

Eagle Bar booker Stuart Thain said “This is a great opportunity for young emerging acts in the Highlands to get involved in and we are delighted with The Eagle for providing this opportunity. We’re sure all the acts and audience taking part will enjoy the events and have fun”.

To be considered for the competition you must submit a sound cloud link to  stating where  in the Highlands you are from, Submissions close Sunday 15th December.


You can keep track of  The Eagle via Facebook and you can read our review of the final of the last Battle of the bands at The Eagle.

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