Saturday, 9 January 2016

Rock Star In The Making?

Just popping in to share my proud mummy moment. 

We were in Canterbury last night to watch DS2's band, Alastria, play in a battle of the bands competition called Metal 2 The Masses. It was one of several heats being held over the next few weeks with the two top bands from each heat going through to a semi final. The winners from that go to the final and the overall winner gets to play at the Bloodstock Festival later this year. This is a heavy metal music festival which has some big headline bands. 

Anyway, to cut things short, Alastria were easily the best band there and got voted into first place by both the judges and the audience (50% judges/50% audience vote) so they will go through to the next round. The judges were full of praise for the whole band but also for DS2 because of the way he interacted with the audience. 

I am so very pleased for them all. They've been playing together for about a year but only performed at their first live gig last November and this was only their third gig. They're hoping to go into a professional studio shortly to record a few tracks (they write all their own songs too) and DH and I have offered to help fund it...of course we've told DS that if they make it big we expect a mansion from our rock star son in return for our investment. LOL!!!

Just had to share that. Thanks for reading my mummy boast. Love, Helen xx

7 comments:

  1. Oh that's fantastic news!! Also will you promise to blog about,by our frugal life in a mansion?! X

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    1. I would actually hate to live in a mansion, Rachel. A small place in the country with no immediate neighbours, a small garden for vegetable growing, and enough space for a craft room for me and an office for DH and I would be more than happy.

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  2. LOL you describe exactly what we would get if we ever won the lottery!!!

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  3. Wow, what amazing news. I can see how proud you must be. Keep us posted on how they do in the next round!!

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    1. Will do. I'll pass the praise on to DS.

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