Thank you to everyone who came out to Margaritaville in Niagara Falls, for our Semi Final and Final showcases to support all of the bands in 97.7 HTZ-FM’s Rocksearch 2012. Most importantly, thank you to all of the bands who participated.
**A special thanks to Murphy's Music in Niagara Falls for helping with the sound equipment.**
For the first time in the history of Rocksearch, the winners were determined by a unanimous vote by our industry judges.
97.7 HTZ-FM, together with Budweiser & Margaritaville in Niagara Falls, are pleased to announce The Standstills as the official Rocksearch 2012 champions!
Renee Couture - Drums
Johnny Fox - Guitar/Vocals
Once London based, The Standstills hale from Jonny Fox's hometown of Oshawa Ontario. After only four years into their careers the band has successfully and independently released two albums, Their Debut EP (2009) and their first full length "The Human Element" (2011) and as of Dec. 2011, a 7" limited edition vinyl featuring two new tracks to also be featured on their next independent record due out in the spring of 2012. The Standstills have toured extensively and have been apart of major festivals across the country including: NXNE, Halifax Pop Explosion, Rockstock, Barrie New Music Fest, FAM fest, Canadian Music Fest and many more. The Standstills have also shared the stage with the likes of: The Tea Party, Robby and Ray of The Doors, Wide Mouth Mason, and Crash Karma.
As Rocksearch Champions, The Standstills have not only won the title, but have also won:
• $3, 000 Cash
• $5,000 in Studio time to really put the polish on your sound at Metalworks Institute & Recording Studios
• A Kramer Pariah guitar and Kramer Striker Bass from Gibson Guitars to help melt faces at your upcoming shows, as well as some great Gibson gear to look the part.
• A half day photo-shoot with David Haskell of Haskell Photography (including pre-production meeting to finished Digital Output
• Tattoo art work for each member of the band by Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company in Niagara Falls, ON
• $500 to spend on the road courtesy of X-Copper
• A spot to perform on the Main Stage of the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival on Sunday June 24th, 2012