It was Wicklow's The Peakin' Trippers who won heat two of the Hot Press Tiger Untamed competition, taking them ever closer to the amazing prize of €20,000 that is up for grabs in this phenominal contest, which is unique to Berty's Bar in Mullingar's Annebrook Hotel. They beat off stiff competition from Dublin's Preacher's Son and Louth's RedTwelve and Take the Money and Run in the quest to take the overall title that is any band's dream of winning.
With a cash prize of €5,000, €6,000 worth of music equipment from Music Maker, a professional photo shoot with international award winning Finnimahe, a professional video shoot and five days recording in the Nutshed Studios in Clara, plus 500 CDs of the recording, hot new bands from all over the country entered for the chance to launch themselves on the national and international stage.
Narrowed down to just 24 by Hot Press magazine, bands from all over Ireland will continue to battle it out every Friday night in the Mullingar venue for their chance to take the Tiger Untamed title.
Tiger Untamed will be taking a break for Good Friday but will be back on Friday, April 9 with Ladydoll, John Shelly and the Creatures, Fox Avenue and Identity Parade battling it out.
Doors open at 9.30pm so don't miss the chance to see the best of new Irish bands out there at the minute.