Sickboy wins Hard Rock battle of rising bands

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Members of Bangkok based rock band, Sickboy, pose with Hard Rock Pattaya officials on stage during the hotel’s international battle of the bands competition, May 20.
Members of Bangkok based rock band, Sickboy, pose with Hard Rock Pattaya officials on stage during the hotel’s international battle of the bands competition, May 20.

Four up-and-coming groups dueled on stage to represent Pattaya at the regional semi-finals of Hard Rock Rising, the Hard Rock Cafe’s international battle of the bands competition.

Sickboy, Blue Ocean, At the Drown Pier and AugustVth rocked the Pattaya stage for 15 minutes each May 20, with Sickboy chosen by the judges to be the best of the rockers.

The Bangkok-based band won US$1000 and move on to the regional band battle with an eye toward eventually making it to the international championship in the US state of Florida later this year.

To do that they’ll have to beat 123 other bands competing at 22 Asian Hard Rock cafes from Seoul to Sydney.  In all 555 bands around the world entered the competition, which is split into four regions.