Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Uni Band 'Smashed It'

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Uni Band 'Smashed It'

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Byline: REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au

"STOKED, but exhausted."

That's how members of Byron Bay-based band Parkside Orchestra are feeling after winning the final of the National Campus Band Competition.

Bass player Scott Finch said it was an "awesome" experience, and one they were able to share with their families and friends who travelled to Sydney on Wednesday night for the show.

The Southern Cross Uni-versity trio consists of Torsten Gustavsson (vocals and guitar), Scott Finch (bass) and Freyja Hooper (drums).

"It (the final) was so much fun," Scott said.

"We were only able to have one rehearsal before the final, because we're in the middle of our uni exams.

"We're in our third year. We're also helping out with some of the vocal exams.

"It's been hectic."

But despite having only one rehearsal before the final, Scott said the band had been "feeling comfortable".

"We've been playing together for a while now and we just went out there and smashed it," he said. …

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