Nelson bands look for votes in Searchlight competition

Nelson's Tofu Stravinsky and James Lamb have advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals in CBC Radio's Searchlight competition.
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Two Nelson bands have advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals in CBC Radio's Searchlight competition.

The nation-wide competition is looking for Canada's best new artist, as determined by online votes.

Nelson's Tofu Stravinsky and James Lamb were among the 20 artists from Interior BC to advance to regional semi-finals. They now have until March 3 to collect more votes in hopes of being in the top five who advance to regional finals. From there just one band will be selected to compete on a national level.

Fans can vote for just one band, once per day.

After seven rounds of voting the competition will be narrowed down to the final winner, which will be announced on April 11. The prize includes a trip to Toronto, $20,000 in music equipment from Yamaha Music Canada and recording time.

Some of the other artists competing in the regional semi finals for the BC Interior berth include Trail's Laela Heidt and Cranbrook's The Good Ol' Goats, as well established groups like Shred Kelly from Fernie and Shane Koyczan from Penticton.

To vote for your favourite, go to music.cbc.ca/searchlight-radio-west.

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