FUN-loving indie quintet Young Robin was originally formed for a university assignment.
The band continued to play together and won the 29th annual Gozzy Rock band competition on August 20, rocking out the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre.
About 30 bands entered the competition and Young Robin was one of six finalists to battle it out in front of 150 people. The band was originally formed when drummer Daniel Mulch called up some friends for his assignment.
Bass player Hamish Graham said the band continued to play, releasing an EP Tether, and had plans to record a single with the $5000 prize and a recording package worth $1600 at SoundLab.
Four-piece rock band Palm Soma was the runner-up, while Belgrade, a four-piece fusion band, took out the |encouragement award.
Graham said the band was stunned when they heard their name called out as winners.
“We felt really good about our performance but everyone else was so great,” he said.
“When we did get our name read out we sat there a little bit stunned and couldn’t quite believe that we had won.”
He said the band liked to have a lot of fun on stage and jump around.
“It is always great to perform our music and it’s always really great to see people having fun,” he said.
The competition was judged by three judges who assessed the performances on the basis of originality stage presence and professionalism.