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100 club

Use social media to join a band for one night at London’s 100 club


The 100 Club in London attained legendary status in modern British music, having played host to some of the most influential artists on the planet since 24 October 1942.

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Now you have the power to get one of ten bands a gig there using a Facebook app. What’s cooler is that by voting you and a friend stand a chance to join them in London for the gig.

Renowned shoe brand Converse is looking for South Africa’s best unsigned talent to get out of the garage and be transported to London to play a gig at the 100 Club. The competition allows unsigned music talent from all over South Africa to win a chance to play at The 100 Club later this year, without even leaving their garages.

The 138 bands that applied to the original phase of the competition have been whittled down to 10 finalists.

The top 10 bands hail from Cape Town (CT), Johannesburg (JHB), and Pretoria (PTA).

Goodnight Wembley (Cape Town, Rock), IScream and the Chocolate Stix (CT, Rock), Matthew Mole (CT, Folk & Electric), Nakhane Toure (JHB, Folk & Rock), North of Winter (PTA, Rock), Savage Lucy (JHB, Metal, Rock & Blues), Shotgun Tori (JHB, Indie & Folk), Skin2Soul (JHB, Afro, Kwaito & Regaae), Swart (JHB, Afrikaans Rock) and The Kiffness (CT, Electronic).

You can follow the conversation around the compeition on Twitter @Converse_Africa and with the #Play100Club hashtag.