Published Nov 18, 2011For the last few years, the annual Peak Performance Project has been doling out massive prizes to BC-based artists who compete in an intensive battle-of-the-bands contest hosted by Vancouver's the Peak 100.5 FM. Last night (November 17), the third instalment of the competition came to an close when Victoria's Current Swell won the staggering $100,500 prize.
This announcement came after a performance at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom that also saw runner-up the Boom Booms receive $75,000 and third place finalist the Matinee win $50,000.
These three finalists were chosen from 20 contenders, who were whittled down after live showcases, viral videos and a week-long boot camp. Hillary Grist won the $10,000 fourth place prize, and Acres of Lions won $5,000 for coming in fifth.
The boot camp included a songwriting contest in which all 20 artists penned a song about Vancouver in celebration of the city's 125th birthday. You can stream or download the results of that challenge at the bottom of this page.
Current Swell now join the ranks of previous Peak Performance Project winners We Are the City and Kyprios. Current Swell's fourth album, Long Time Ago, came out last month.
Vancouver 125 - PEAK Boot Camp 2011 by ThePEAKPP