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Rockshop Second Chance 2017

  • Rockshop Second Chance 2017

24th July 2017

Rockshop Second Chance 2017


Part of the magic of live performance is that you can never predict exactly what will happen. You can prepare but sometimes, things still don't go your way – strings break, leads fall out, bass players fall off stages, drummers lose their sticks or break limbs the day before, keyboards mysteriously slip into transpose mode, and singers lose their voices, can't hear themselves or just have a bad night. 

If things on the night don't go your way for some reason, and you meet the following conditions that demonstrate your band is already doing the things that lead to success, then you can get a ROCKSHOP SECOND CHANCE. We're not promising you a spot in the National Final, but we will listen to you again and compare you with the other National Final contenders.

You qualify for a ROCKSHOP SECOND CHANCE if;

    1. -you been selected to perform at a Smokefreerockquest 2017 Regional Final, AND

        -you have performed at least five gigs in the last 12 months.

    OR 2. -you, or at least 50% of your band, have been awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at a previous SFRQ final.

    OR 3. -you are directed to submit by the Event organisers, due to exceptional circumstances.

If you qualify for a ROCKSHOP SECOND CHANCE, you have the option of completing the following task and then being considered for the National Final. In addition to the task, you will need to provide evidence that you qualify eg. details of the gigs, or previous regional placing.


You are required to submit a DVD of your band performing live at least 12 minutes of original music.

You can’t use any songs that have been, or will be, entered in any other competitions this year.

NB. We are not looking for, or expecting, a music video!

The DVD should clearly feature the band or solo/duo, and be easily assessable. It is not intended that this be filmed in a public performance situation. It is more important that you set it up to get the best sound quality you can. We do not expect studio quality sound, but suggest sound checking the balance to ensure all parts can be heard. You may rerecord it if you are not happy with the sound; it does not need to be a “first take” recording. Each song on the submitted footage is to be a one camera, unedited recording of you performing live with NO overdubs or manipulation ! The performance is to be submitted to us on DVD and uploaded to youtube or vimeo. Please complete and sign the declaration and summary sheet included.

The DVD and Declaration must be completed and couriered to “The Smokefreerockquest Office”, 72A Rutherford St, Nelson. It must arrive no later than 21 days after your Regional Final, AND no later than 24th July. Please send the courier name and track number by email or by txt to 021 746 876 when it has been sent. We will send you a receipt when we receive it.

Good Luck, from NZ Rockshops and Smokefreerockquest.


Get the Declaration Form Here