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Battle of Bands set for April 12

4/9/2008 —

Penn State York’s Blue & White Society is bringing Battle of Bands (BOB) to the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.  Four bands will take to the stage to perform for prizes including the grand prize of a recording session, a day to professionally record a song, at Right Coast Recoding Studio.  This prize is valued at $600.

Bands that will perform are The Burning State, a rock band from central Pennsylvania; Little Ivory Blues Band, a blues band dedicated to keeping the blues alive; Northbrooke, a punk, rock and alternative band; and The Tamboureens, an American pop rock band with a 60s English sound.  There’s something for just about everyone’s musical taste.

The emcee for the evening is Brian Davies, a well-known comedian.  Davies, born in Toronto, Canada hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow Canadian comics such as Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Howie Mandel, and Eugene Levy.  Davies moved to the United States at age 9 and grew up in York.  A York Catholic graduate, Davies joined the United States Marines after graduation and it was during his military service that he discovered he had the talent for comedy.  After 14 years of hesitation he finally decided to give comedy a try.   Davies has been working the improv comedy circuit in Florida and recently started working for The Comedy Zone.

Tickets for BOB are $5 at the door for the general public and free to Penn State York students with I.D.  Penn State York’s Blue & White Society is a student contingent of the Penn State Alumni Association, the largest dues paying alumni society in the world.  BOB is sponsored by the society with assistance from the Penn State York Student Activity Fee and the Student Government Association.  

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