Darren's DIY Band
It's become as much of a Planet Rockstock tradition as a performance from FM, and it's back for 2015... Darren's DIY Band!
For those who don't know, each year Planet Rock presenter and bass player Darren Redick holds auditions for members of the audience (yep that's right, you lot!) to join him on the main stage for the opening set on the Saturday night.
At our first event in Great Yarmouth in 2013, The Yarmbirds played a storming set, followed last year at Trecco Bay by the blinding Cheap Trecco.
So if you're a guitarist, drummer or vocalist and you're coming to Planet Rockstock, Darren wants you to get involved in this year's band! Bass players are welcome too, but you'll have to bring your A-game to replace Darren...
Here's how to get involved:
People wishing to audition should register at Trecco Bay's Sports Bar at 10:30 on Saturday 5th December.
Auditions will then be held between 11:00 and 12:30, also in the Sports Bar.
The band will then perform on the main stage at 17:40!
The songs that the DIY band will be performing, and that you'll need to know how to play on your chosen instrument are:
Joan Jett – I Love Rock N Roll
Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Band members will be selected by a panel of Planet Rock judges, whose decision is final. There will then be an opportunity for the chosen musicians to rehearse together before their performance. Instruments and amps will all be provided (thanks to Fender!) so there's no need to bring your own. What you should bring however are some rockin' stage clothes to wear for the performance if you're selected - have some fun with it!