GBOB - The Global Battle of the Bands

GBOB - The Global Battle of the Bands The Global Battle of the Bands is the worldwide live music championship for bands playing their own songs, live.
The Global Battle of the Bands is the worldwide live music championship for bands playing their own songs, live. Every year, A&Rs search for talented bands around the world through local music battles. The winners from each country perform live at the World Final, which happens in a different country every year. Since the start in 2004 more than 50,000 musicians have been involved in the rounds.

GBOB is a global live music championship for real, unmanufactured bands playing their own, original music. In GBOB there are only two main rules: All bands have to play their own songs, and they must play it live. The championship is open to bands of all ages, music genres, whether signed or unsigned. In each country, local and national finals occur, or just a national final in smaller countries. The national winning band travels to the GBOB World Final, and competes with other winners from around the world. Only ONE band will win the title "Best New Band in the World", and the International Band Development Package which includes a studio recording, music video production, a contract offer from GBOB Records, and international promotion. London. The first GBOB World Final happened 2004 at the historic Astoria in London, where representative bands from countries within Europe competed. The first winner was the band "Second" from Spain, who after winning got signed with Warner-Atlantic and was offered a publishing contract with EMI. The band also toured Europe with Shakira and Depeche Mode. From 2004 to 2009, The GBOB World Final happened every year in London. Worldwide. From 2010 up until today, the competition has been growning to include at least 15 countries across five continents, with the entrance of Bahamas in Central America, and Nigeria in Africa in 2012. During the same year, the first World Final outside of London was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The second World Final outside of London happened 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Media. Since 2005 up until today, National Competitions have already been reaching wider audiences through TV Partnerships in countries such as Russia, Malaysia, Romania, Philippines, Belarus, Moldova, Finland. The Future. GBOB Worldwide Ltd. has recently launched its own record company, GBOB Records. In the next few years, GBOB is looking forward to offering special services for bands worldwide, as well as regional competitions for winners within the same continent. Testimonies "I had a blast being a judge at GBOB. There wasnt one single band on the stage who didnt deserve to be there. I really like the concept and hope it grows year on year.." Steve Lillywhite, Producer - U2, The Rolling Stones "It's very exciting to have been part of the foundation of a music event whose reputation is increasing exponentially... Participate now before GBOB becomes the next SXSW or CMJ." Gary Helsinger, Universal Music Publishing "Thank you on behalf of Heavy Mojo. We had a great time in every round of the competition, especially the US finals in Los Angeles and playing the historic Astoria in London. ...We hope that with the opportunities that are now available to Heavy Mojo, we can make 2007 a break-out year for the band and give GBOB the credit it deserves for finding new talent." Heavy Mojo, USA GBOB World Champions 2007 "THANK YOU GBOB. The competition came when it felt like the band had nothing more to give, having so many doors in the music industry slammed on our faces. Winning that competition helped restore the band's confidence as musicians and songwriters, and helped us financially to continue to record, tour, and promote KopeK. All in all, it put us in the course where we are today. RESPECT." Kopek, Ireland GBOB World Champion 2005

Mission: We aim to find raw talent wherever it is and expose it to a wider audience!

Presenting Bullet Holes competing at GBOB Slovakia next month!
22/02/2020

Presenting Bullet Holes competing at GBOB Slovakia next month!

Presenting Abrupt Endings at GBOB Sweden!
21/02/2020

Presenting Abrupt Endings at GBOB Sweden!

Presenting K.A.Z at GBOB Sweden!
21/02/2020

Presenting K.A.Z at GBOB Sweden!

Rado One confirmed for GBOB Slovakia!
20/02/2020

Rado One confirmed for GBOB Slovakia!

Presenting The AnyOne confirmed for GBOB Slovakia!
20/02/2020

Presenting The AnyOne confirmed for GBOB Slovakia!

Presenting Worst Case Band confirmed for GBOB Norway!
20/02/2020

Presenting Worst Case Band confirmed for GBOB Norway!

Presenting the winners of Round 2 GBOB Finland Ramithawi / Wagtails / Stygian Creations / Rust N Rage
20/02/2020

Presenting the winners of Round 2 GBOB Finland Ramithawi / Wagtails / Stygian Creations / Rust N Rage

Thanks to Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki for hosting GBOB Finland this year - and now, drool to this ^_^ #foodporn #gbobfinland
18/02/2020

Thanks to Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki for hosting GBOB Finland this year - and now, drool to this ^_^ #foodporn #gbobfinland

Good morning all! See you all tonight! And now - more foodporn courtesy of our dear venue Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki - check out the fries, nachos, shakes and more - and especially the famous Legendary Burger only by HRC -

Presenting Bürner for Sweden!
14/02/2020

Presenting Bürner for Sweden!

Presenting Fool's Paradise Dk! Coming Live in May!
14/02/2020

Presenting Fool's Paradise Dk! Coming Live in May!

Ready for GBOB FINLAND 2020 National Finale: Divine Apocalypse, Superdiesel, Airis and Henri Aalto Band!
12/02/2020

Ready for GBOB FINLAND 2020 National Finale: Divine Apocalypse, Superdiesel, Airis and Henri Aalto Band!

Presenting the wonderful people of KLONS band! Klons will play live at the Fuga - at The Global Battle of the Bands Slov...
06/02/2020

Presenting the wonderful people of KLONS band! Klons will play live at the Fuga - at The Global Battle of the Bands Slovakia! Rock!

"Sex, drugs, and alcohol" is a long-gone fad
03/02/2020
Musicians Who Are Stone Cold Sober

"Sex, drugs, and alcohol" is a long-gone fad

These musicians are 100 percent sober. They either partied too hard or never took a sip at all!

Check out the winners from Norway!
03/02/2020

Check out the winners from Norway!

Congratulations to the Finalists! More news to come!

Good news for everyone! Starting tomorrow, during the first event in GBOB Norway, anyone around the world, no matter wha...
01/02/2020

Good news for everyone! Starting tomorrow, during the first event in GBOB Norway, anyone around the world, no matter what country you're in, can now watch, vote, and send messages during the event via livestreaming online! Be there and see the bands from norway, and help the best band win! Click here to know more: https://www.globalmusicgarden.com/membership-options/

This Sunday!
31/01/2020

This Sunday!

THIS SUNDAY at Hard Rock Cafe Oslo!!!! Together with the judges, audiences will be able to decide the winner via audience votes!! BE THERE!!

30/01/2020
Sonoride

Another great song from Sonoride our first artist at Fruitbeat Records / Global Music Garden

Sonoride - Have Mercy. From the album ”101”
Many thanks to Stephan Abbe Ahlberg for filming this video!

"Playing in a band works as a nice way to meet like-minded people and getting into situations and places you wouldn’t en...
28/01/2020
Music and a Good Time – An Interview with Everwave | Global Music Garden

"Playing in a band works as a nice way to meet like-minded people and getting into situations and places you wouldn’t end up in otherwise, too." A quote from Everwave from a fun interview! The band will be performing live at the first round of GBOB Finland at Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki this 11th of February 2020!

We collectively came to the conclusion that this band is a durian – bristly and characterized by a funky odor.

Many thanks to Airi's for this short interview! Their debit music video "Does the Sun Smile to you" is an encouraging so...
28/01/2020
When the Sky Sings – An Interview with Airi’s | Global Music Garden

Many thanks to Airi's for this short interview! Their debit music video "Does the Sun Smile to you" is an encouraging song and a reflection Finland's natural beauty - a video to to watch. Airis will be performing live at the Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki soon for the first round of GBOB Finland 2020!

Personally for me the world I get in when I’m playing the guitar or listening to music is the most inspiring thing and the part of this that I’m most curious about. All of us have started playing music between ages 9-15. – Airi’s

The dawn of dread metal is here : Riddle Me This is a horrific upcoming band from Finland that cunningly uses horror-the...
28/01/2020
The Dawn of Dread Metal – An Interview with Riddle Me This | Global Music Garden

The dawn of dread metal is here : Riddle Me This is a horrific upcoming band from Finland that cunningly uses horror-theater during their live shows. The band will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki this coming 11th of Feb!

We invest a lot in the visual experience as well. We induce our shows with theatrical elements, such as make-up, choreographies and props. – Riddle Me This

Thank you to Unknown Decoy for this interesting interview mostly about great, fun, even weird experiences during gigs! R...
28/01/2020
The Live Feeling – An Interview with Unknown Decoy | Global Music Garden

Thank you to Unknown Decoy for this interesting interview mostly about great, fun, even weird experiences during gigs! Read on and know more about the band. They will be playing live soon at the Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki for the first round of GBOB Finland!

This band as fruits would be: Aaro is a kiwi because it is furry outside and has green thoughts inside. Vilho is a pineapple because it is slow to eat and Vilho is slow. Saku is a banana because when…

Thank you to Grimace for this fun interview about their lives as a band and musicians! One of the most rewarding things ...
28/01/2020
Band is another family and we’re very happy – An Interview with Grimace | Global Music Garden

Thank you to Grimace for this fun interview about their lives as a band and musicians! One of the most rewarding things in music is playing together with friends, and sometimes one of the most loyal friends you could have are the people you play music with. Grimace will be at the Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki on the 11th of Feb. They'll see you there!

Well, band is a another family and we’re very happy and lucky to have such good understanding among us. It’s something not to take granted and that’s why we always remember to give compliments to each other when ever possible. – Grimace

We'd like to thank Shadows and Colors for this interesting interview about their creative process, and their commitments...
28/01/2020
Synesthesia – An Interview with Shadows and Colors | Global Music Garden

We'd like to thank Shadows and Colors for this interesting interview about their creative process, and their commitments about their songs and songwriting. The band will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki this 11th of February. Be there!!!

If everyone in the band were a fruit, Sebastian would be a banana since he is like a caveman. Ronne would be an apple since it seems Adam’s apple got stuck in his throat. Elias would be a watermelon; head is full of information and stuff. Riku would be a Kiwi – hairy on the outside and soft from...

Presenting SOLDIERS OF ANARCHY live next week at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo for the first round of GBOB Norway 2020!
28/01/2020

Presenting SOLDIERS OF ANARCHY live next week at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo for the first round of GBOB Norway 2020!

Presenting Gapa - Groovin Heads / IMT Smile / Blues Connection live at the FUGA in Bratislava this coming March 2020, to...
27/01/2020

Presenting Gapa - Groovin Heads / IMT Smile / Blues Connection live at the FUGA in Bratislava this coming March 2020, to compete at the first round of GBOB Slovakia! See you there soon!

Presenting Arata live at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo, on 2nd Feb 2020 for the 1st night of GBOB Norway 2020!
27/01/2020

Presenting Arata live at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo, on 2nd Feb 2020 for the 1st night of GBOB Norway 2020!

GBOB Finland
24/01/2020
GBOB Finland

GBOB Finland

Many thanks to maestro and guitar virtuoso H.A.B - Henri Aalto Band for this interview, and for sharing his live, experience, and advice for up and coming musicians. Together with his band, Henri Aalto creates soaring instrumentals that level up with other internationally renowned virtuosos today -

Presenting Muirheads, first band in the line up for GBOB Denmark this May 2020! At the Studenterhus Odense :)
23/01/2020

Presenting Muirheads, first band in the line up for GBOB Denmark this May 2020! At the Studenterhus Odense :)

Presenting Sunset Queen live at the first round of GBOB Norway at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo in two weeks! Thanks to John H...
21/01/2020

Presenting Sunset Queen live at the first round of GBOB Norway at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo in two weeks! Thanks to John Henrik Klæboe for the photo!

Presenting Stone Heart performing live at GBOB Norway at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo in two weeks!
21/01/2020

Presenting Stone Heart performing live at GBOB Norway at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo in two weeks!

Presenting Beans & Bullets live at the FUGA in Bratislava this coming March 2020! Be there!
18/01/2020

Presenting Beans & Bullets live at the FUGA in Bratislava this coming March 2020! Be there!

Presenting the final band in the line up of the GBOB Czech Republic Rounds at the Rock Café Prague , The Cross Bros. per...
17/01/2020

Presenting the final band in the line up of the GBOB Czech Republic Rounds at the Rock Café Prague , The Cross Bros. performing live soon this March 2020!

Presenting Strigôň to perform live at the first night GBOB Slovakia at the FUGA in Bratislava. Will Strigon move on to t...
16/01/2020

Presenting Strigôň to perform live at the first night GBOB Slovakia at the FUGA in Bratislava. Will Strigon move on to the National Final in Slovakia? Be there and find out!

Presenting Rotten Apples to perform live at the First Night of GBOB Norway (Event: GBOB Norway 2020) on the 2nd of Febru...
16/01/2020

Presenting Rotten Apples to perform live at the First Night of GBOB Norway (Event: GBOB Norway 2020) on the 2nd of February 2020 at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo. Be there!

Presenting Beyond Awareness live at the third night of GBOB Finland 2020 vying to represent Finland at the upcoming Worl...
14/01/2020

Presenting Beyond Awareness live at the third night of GBOB Finland 2020 vying to represent Finland at the upcoming World Final abroad in this December 2020. Will the band move on to the National Final? Be there and find out!

HC3 official will be performing live at the Rock Café Prague on the 18th of March 2020 at the first night on GBOB Czech ...
14/01/2020

HC3 official will be performing live at the Rock Café Prague on the 18th of March 2020 at the first night on GBOB Czech Republic. Will HC3 win the right to represent the country at the World Final? Be there and find out!

Presenting Flatline Feedback live at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo this coming 2 February at the First Round of The Global Bat...
11/01/2020

Presenting Flatline Feedback live at the Hard Rock Cafe Oslo this coming 2 February at the First Round of The Global Battle of the Bands Norway! Be there!!!

“The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect,So hard to earn so easily burnedIn the fullness of time,A garden...
11/01/2020
Neil Peart, Rush Drummer, Dies at 67

“The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect,
So hard to earn so easily burned
In the fullness of time,
A garden to nurture and protect
It's a measure of a life
The treasure of a life is a measure of love and respect,
The way you live, the gifts that you give
In the fullness of time,
It's the only return that you expect”
― Neil Peart #ripneilpeart

Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of Rush, has died, according to an announcement from the band. He was 67. The cause of death, according to a spokesperson, was brain cancer. Peart passed on Tuesda…

Guitarist Wakes Up From Five-Year Solo
09/01/2020
Guitarist Wakes Up From Five-Year Solo

Guitarist Wakes Up From Five-Year Solo

Family and friends of a local guitarist rejoiced this morning, as he awoke from his coma-like state after playing a guitar solo for five continuous years.

Presenting The Indisputables live at the Dynamo - Scen och möte on 2 May 2020, to compete for the chance to represent Sw...
06/01/2020

Presenting The Indisputables live at the Dynamo - Scen och möte on 2 May 2020, to compete for the chance to represent Sweden at the World Final of The Global Battle of the Bands!

Presenting Coral the Color live at the Dynamo - Scen och möte this 2 May 2020! Vying to represent Sweden at the World Fi...
06/01/2020

Presenting Coral the Color live at the Dynamo - Scen och möte this 2 May 2020! Vying to represent Sweden at the World Final of The Global Battle of the Bands

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GBOB - The Global Battle of the Bands is a global live music championship for real, unmanufactured bands playing their own, original music. In GBOB there are only two main rules: All bands have to play their own songs, and they must play it live. The championship is open to bands of all ages, music genres, whether signed or unsigned. In each country, local and national finals occur, or just a national final in smaller countries. The national winning band travels to the GBOB World Final, and competes with other winners from around the world. Only ONE band will win the title "Best New Band in the World", and the International Band Development Package which includes a studio recording, music video production, a contract offer from Fruitbeat Records, and international promotion. London. The first GBOB World Final happened 2004 at the historic Astoria in London, where representative bands from countries within Europe competed. The first winner was the band "Second" from Spain, who after winning got signed with Warner-Atlantic and was offered a publishing contract with EMI. The band also toured Europe with Shakira and Depeche Mode. From 2004 to 2009, The World Final happened every year in London. Worldwide. From 2010 up until today, the competition has been growning to include at least 15 countries across five continents, with the entrance of Bahamas in Central America, and South Africa. During the same year, the first World Final outside of London was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The second World Final outside of London happened 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Media. Since 2005 up until today, National Competitions have already been reaching wider audiences through TV Partnerships in countries such as Russia, Malaysia, Romania, Philippines, Belarus, Moldova, Finland. The Future. Global Music Garden has recently launched its own music publishing company and record company, Fruitbeat. In the next few years, Global Music Garden is looking forward to offering special services for bands worldwide.

Testimonies "I had a blast being a judge at GBOB. There wasnt one single band on the stage who didnt deserve to be there. I really like the concept and hope it grows year on year.." Steve Lillywhite, Producer - U2, The Rolling Stones "It's very exciting to have been part of the foundation of a music event whose reputation is increasing exponentially... Participate now before GBOB becomes the next SXSW or CMJ." Gary Helsinger, Universal Music Publishing "Thank you on behalf of Heavy Mojo. We had a great time in every round of the competition, especially the US finals in Los Angeles and playing the historic Astoria in London. ...We hope that with the opportunities that are now available to Heavy Mojo, we can make 2007 a break-out year for the band and give GBOB the credit it deserves for finding new talent." Heavy Mojo, USA GBOB World Champions 2007 "THANK YOU GBOB. The competition came when it felt like the band had nothing more to give, having so many doors in the music industry slammed on our faces. Winning that competition helped restore the band's confidence as musicians and songwriters, and helped us financially to continue to record, tour, and promote Kopek. All in all, it put us in the course where we are today. RESPECT." Kopek, Ireland GBOB World Champion 2005

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