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Bespin Awarded Critic's Choice Prize 2015

Bespin Awarded Critic's Choice Prize 2015

Friday 6th November, 2015 9:13AM

Auckland psych trio Bespin was awarded the Critic's Choice Prize last night at a showcase in Auckland. The three-piece, which brings together Jonathan Lee (guitar and vocals), Alex Freer (drums) and and Joel Beeby (bass), delivered a blistering performance to impress judges and take out the prize. However, the competition was fairly stiff as Bespin went head-to-head with two other fantastic acts, New Gum Sarn and Boycrush, at the event held at the Kings Arms Tavern.

Initially conceived in 2010, the Critic's Choice Prize is part of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and comes with a $10,000 recording and music video grant. Judges are given the difficult task of selecting a up-and-coming act that holds the potential to become a future Tui winner and previous prizeholders include Randa, Kimbra, Street Chant, Watercolours and Sheep, Dog & Wolf.

Bespin recently released their debut EP Osiris, which is avaulable via iTunes, Spotify and Flying Out.

Here is Bespin's recently released video for 'Take Control'...


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