Issimo Music: Young band rock their way to talent contest prize

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they’ve rocked their way to being named the best up and coming band in Leeds.

Issimo Music, pictured, battled it out in front of hundreds of shoppers to be crowned the champions of the Battle of the Bands contest at The Light Shopping Centre.

The local rockers beat fierce competition from four other local groups to claim the title in the talent competition.

The top prize included £1,000 in cash and a Tanglewood Les Paul style electric guitar.

Judges of the competition, which saw the Leeds city centre shopping outlet team up with Radio Aire, were so impressed with the quality of talent on display that they also unexpectedly chose Benson as the runner-up.

Centre manager Brian Oakley said: “This is the first year we’ve teamed up with Radio Aire to host a talent to find the city’s best band.

“I am delighted with the response.

“There are so many gifted musicians on our doorstep and it’s fantastic to be able to give them the opportunity to showcase their talent.”

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