We teamed up with Manchester Arndale to find emerging student bands in Greater Manchester. Judges, CEO of Band on the Wall, Gavin Sharp, Tim Thomas from Blueprint Studios and Nathan Sudders from The Whip whittled down the entries to just two over a series of stages, and the winner was voted for by students attending a live final at Manchester Arndale Centre.
The winner was Blank Cheque. The Stockport 4-piece play a mixture of ska, indie, reggae and site a wide range of influences, from the Arctic Monkeys to jazz greats like Charlie Parker.
As part of the prize they will enjoy four days studio time at Blueprint Studios as well as hosting this special event – their very own show at Band on the Wall.