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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tatiana Scott performs at the Bronx Battle of the Boroughs (Matthew Septimus)

UPDATE: Representing the Bronx at the Ultimate Battle on March 27: Lady Moon and the Eclipse!

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned the Bronx's best?

The Greene Space's Battle of the Boroughs 2015 continued on Friday, February 13 with a showcase of the borough's most exciting musical talents. Seven acts representing the energy and diversity of the Bronx's music scene competed. The audience's votes are in...and here are the three finalists! 

Watch their performances, then vote for your favorite by Monday, February 16 at 11:59pm ET

Bronx Finalists:

Text your vote with the codes below, or use the online form at the bottom of this page. 

Lady Moon and The Eclipse
Text BX1 to 69866
Lady Moon and The Eclipse opened the show strong, with a presentation judge LaRonda Davis awarded four stars, especially for this group's vocal prowess. Eren Cannata, a singer-songwriter himself wanted to join this band, asking if he could sing backup.

Tatiana Scott
Text BX5 to 69866
Judges and audience alike were blown away by Tatiana Scott's vocal chops, but also by the cohesiveness of her band, which includes a truly impressive drummer (aged 13!). Judge Bob Power remarked, "You weren't just struttin' your stuff, it was all in service of the music."  

Russ Kaplan + 7
Text BX6 to 69866
The judges agreed this jazz ensemble brought the party, with compelling solos and generous writing for all eight instrumentalists in the band. "You had everything," said Eren Cannata, "including some crazy rock guitar." Bob Power put his astonishment more simply, asking band leader Russell Kaplan, "Where are you from? And by that I mean what planet." 


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