Since 2006 KFC Pretoria has been changing the way South Africans perceive local music by giving home-grown musicians in the hip hop and rock genres the opportunity to make a name for themselves.
Three years later it’s no different. In the months of June and July 2009 bands can now submit their music, videos, biographies and any other content they wish to the KFC Sessions website – www.kfcsessions.co.za. A panel of industry judges will then rate music and media submitted by each act.
The weekly top 10 bands will be announced on Tuks FM and TUTFM by Barney Simon and Syko and will be published on the KFC sessions website. There will be two separate top ten pools according to the genre.
Each of the final top 5 acts (selected by the end of July) will then have the chance to prove themselves in a set of semi finals, the winner of which will walk away with R10 000 in prizes and a chance to play the gig of a lifetime. Last year winners had the opportunity to share the stage with rock legends Fokofpolisiekar in front of 6 000 adoring fans, this year is set to be no different.
KFC Sessions has provided a perfect platform for well known bands such as Kidofdoom and Japan and I to launch from, in 2009 it could do the same for yours. Visit www.kfcsessions.co.za for more information.