THE DRAW.

4

MAY

Heat 1.

Abandoned Carparks:

We are a three piece Art Rock band with a focus on experimentation and avant garde song writing. Our lineup consists of Drums, Electronics and Guitar as we seek to test sonic boundaries and go where no man has gone before.

The Beauchamps.

Nostalgic rock band and Tunesoc Battle of the Bands 2021 runners up, The Beauchamps bring the 60’s back to 2022 with a mix of new ideas with old-school sounds, power chords, searing solos and vocal harmonies!

Both Desafinado and Eternal Scorn were absent due to legitimate emergencies and have been re-added to future heats. 

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MAY

Heat 2.

Crown:

Pop Rock. 4 Members. 'Nuff Said.

Kenring:

Kenring are an exciting and powerful rock 4 piece emerging from Aotearoa. Expect loudness, energy, and a pure sound.

Note. Both Gecho and Missing Mabel were absent due to legitimate emergencies and have been re-added to future heats. 

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1

JUNE

Heat 3.

Cameron Giddens:

Solo Bass Music. 1 Band Member.

Second Hand Goods:

Fast funky and fun. We play very singable songs that get the crowd involved.

Monk Seals:

We are a classic rock band with lots of charisma and 4 members. A Drummer, Bassist, Singer and Guitarist ready to bring a little magic.

Helicopter:

Shoegaze/indie noise 5 piece straight outta University of Canterbury bringing you whirlwinds of sound to get lost in.

Desafinado:

A progressive rock/metal band. We play heavy originals with a mix of covers. Our influences include Tool, Highly Suspect, and Metallica.

Missing Mabel aka Pool House. 

4 members, indie rock, alternative. The rest has to be seen to be believed.

Eternal Scorn:

Heavy metal, three piece, female lead vocalist. All original material.

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JUNE

Heat 4.

Single Malt:

5 band members. Drums, Two Guitars, One Bass player and a Singer. We play modern-style pop, similar to Six60 and Drax Project.

Tusekah:

RnB/Neosoul. 

Layaround:

Four-piece shoegaze / experimental-indie band. Bring your earplugs. 

Ragweed:

Who the f*ck are RAGWEED? Forged in the depths of Engcore on Warman eve, Ragweed are a rock four-piece with alternative, prog and nu-metal influences. They feign sometimes, never shy away from a mosh and promise not to vape on stage.

Marhsa:

Post-punk. 4 members. Let your imagination fill in the rest and then we'll blow up your mind!

Gecho:

Moody and groovy - Gecho are the composite genre of Nu Gaze and indie rock, an amalgamation of styles gently crafted from the interpretation of our vibrant world here in Otautahi. Josh gecko, Ash gecko, Martin gecko and Callum gecko can be likened to the rainforest dwelling lizard in their ability to make a lot of noise.

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JUNE

The Semi-Finalists Take the Stage!

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOINT WINNERS:

THE BEAUCHAMPS.

ABANDONED CARPARKS.

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WINNER OF HEAT 1.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOINT WINNERS:

CROWN.

KENRING.

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WINNER OF HEAT 2.

POOL HOUSE.

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MISSING MABEL)

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WINNER OF HEAT 3.

RAGWEED.

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WINNER OF HEAT 4.

MARSHA.

MONK SEALS.

TUSEKAH.

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THE WILD CARD GIGGERS!

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13

JULY

THE DIG THE GIG GRAND FINAL!

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BEST OF THE SEMI FINALS 1.

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BEST OF THE SEMI FINALS 2.

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THE WILD CARD FINALISTS!

*2022 WINNER*

SOON TO BE CROWNED!

THE VENUE.

A ROLLING STONE: 579 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central

 

All live DIG THE GIG gigs will be held at 'A Rolling Stone' one of Christchurch's very own famous live music venues. A Rolling Stone is a family-run, old-fashioned Irish hospitality venue inspired by the heart of Ireland and realised in the heart of Christchurch. We open every day of the week from 10am for brunch, lunch and dinner with a full menu and great chefs, through till late.

A Rolling Stone is also an epic live music venue, the perfect place to uncover Canterbury University's favourite live band!

 

So join us every second Wednesday for a head to head DIG THE GIG showdown with a little taste of Ireland – without a doubt the best pint of Guinness in town, and Bulmers Cider on tap. 

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