The 24th July saw the inaugural Battle of The Bands competition hosted by Square 1 Studios as part of the Oldham Coliseum’s Shake It Up Festival,  a week-long youth-led festival featuring a range of live performances and music workshops.  The theatre audience was treated to a fine array of musical talent throughout the night, but only one group could be victorious.

Pucker Up Chuck, a three-piece harmony group from Oldham, blew the crowd away with their slick harmonies and intelligent arrangements of current pop songs.  Topping the votes by a slim margin, PUC will now have the opportunity to work with Square 1 Studios for 12 months to record a series of songs, create music videos, and develop their artistic profile.

Sam Malik, CEO of Square 1 Studios, said “This is not only an exciting opportunity for Pucker Up Chuck, it is a great chance for us to be able to showcase some of Oldham’s finest young talent”.

The group have already begun work on their first production with Square 1 Studios, which should be available online soon via the Square 1 Studios Youtube channel.