Youth Battle of the Bands

February 9, 2018

Last night I attended the Youth Battle of the Bands sponsored by the Redondo Beach Police Department and BeachLife Festival at the 1,500 seat Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

Eleven local youth bands performed followed by a set by legendary guitarist Bobby Cochran (Steppenwolf). The kids ranged in age from 11 to 18 and to say they were amazing would be an understatement. These kids ROCKED! Their talent and stage presence blew everyone in the audience away and left their jaws hanging. From punk to rock to alternative, cover songs and originals, the sheer amount of talent on one stage was overwhelming.

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Guitarist Bobby Cochran and Sargent Jeff Mendence (Love this look on your face, Jeff!)