Sense of Time and CLAM wow at Rockquest

Kaine Harington —

Five hundred people crammed into the Taieri College Performing Arts Centre to by wowed by local high school bands. The quality of bands was high across the board, but King's was ably represented by two bands; Sense of Time and CLAM.

CLAM is a recently formed band and this was their first performance. The quartet of Charlie Baldi, Luca Macnee, Aidan Blair and Mitchell Lindsay channelled their nervous energy into a loud and impressive performance. The judges were impressed with their presentation (matching suits with pink hats) and the creativity of their song. One judge commented that "it finished too soon", which is a sign that the band had lived up to the adage 'Leave Them Wanting More!'

Sense of Time have been gigging around town all year and this was their time to shine. The quartet of Caleb Tulloch, Stefan Keller, Jack Ingram and Blake Hughes performed their song 'Waterfall' and they absolutely tore the roof off the building. With the confidence of having many gigs behind them, they were able to give the audience 110% and put immense amounts of energy into their performance.

Both bands have been put through to the next round of the competition, so will be working hard over the next two weeks to create a video for another song to submit, to be judged before the semi-finals.