Smokefree Rockquest

5:00pm Saturday, November 6 on C4

Returning for 2010, Smokefree Rockquest uncovers the next wave of New Zealand’s musical talent as they build toward The Smokefree Rockquest National Final.

Today: The top eight school bands battle it out in Hamilton’s Founder’s Theatre for the title of Smokefree Rockquest National Champion 2010. Final.

5:30pm Saturday, October 30 on C4

Returning for 2010, Smokefree Rockquest uncovers the next wave of New Zealand’s musical talent as they build toward The Smokefree Rockquest National Final.

Today: This week The Smokefree Rockquest features Christchurch’s Custard Bear and Auckland’s Kriston Batistich.

5:30pm Saturday, October 23 on C4

Returning for 2010, Smokefree Rockquest uncovers the next wave of New Zealand’s musical talent as they build toward The Smokefree Rockquest National Final.

Today: This week The Smokefree Rockquest features Hamilton’s Dinosaur Goes Rawr! Tauranga’s folk rockers Malcolm Jack, and Northland’s Holy Shark.

Evermore, Flight of the Conchords, Steriogram, Anika Moa, and Bic Runga are only a handful of the names that have roots in the Smokefree Rockquest. It’s a pretty impressive line up.  Considering new comers Kids of 88 also have some roots here, you’d be crazy to think that there wouldn’t be anything worth hearing from the class of 2010.

The ever classy Samantha Hayes is the host of the five part TV series on C4 which travles the length of the country to introduce us to this years finalists.  It’s beautifully shot and there is some exceptional talent that has once again found its way to the stage.

The show airs on C4 at 5:30pm on Saturday but if you’ve missed it already then you can catch up ondemand.