Kaf en Koren is the annual student band contest in which nine fanatical bands compete for the title 'student band of the year', a great prize package and eternal fame. In the past weeks, the three preliminary rounds took place in the Cultuurcafé of Radboud University. After these preliminaries, the jury decided which three bands are going to the finals, traditionally in Merleyn. During the finals, the jury will decide who will go home victorious, but the public also has a say; there is also an audience prize to win! The bands that are through to the final are:
- Smoking Alaska -
In the summer of 2013, Smoking Alaska released their first single 'Sergeant Sun' and since then the band has been in and out of the studio several times. Dreamy guitars turn into warm distortion, extended bass riffs with a deep sound, a tight drum and a unique voice that come together to form a whole ... Smoking Alaska knows how to create a good atmosphere with their enormous variety, from soft melancholic songs to loud alternative rock.
- Holsaby -
Holsaby is a band from the Ravenstein area. Where they once started as a cover band they now write their own work. As cover band they have been on places like 'Open Errup', 'Rock on the Boulders' and the 'Green Angel'. In the last two years the band has been busy writing their own songs. You can place their music in the Alternative Pop / Rock genre.
- The First Resort -
The First Resort is the new hard rock band from Nijmegen soil. With pounding guitar riffs, clashing cymbals and pumping basses, they rock each hall under the guidance of a strong front woman. In addition to covers, The First Resort is currently busy with its own work. An ode to the great rock giants like Guns ͛N Roses, AC / DC and Rage Against the Machine, cast in a more modern female-fronted Hard Rock / Metal sound with bands like Alter Bridge, Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless being the biggest source of inspiration.
Do you also know which band will win? Come to the finale, tickets are already for sale!