Forming part of the build-up to this year's White Mountain Festival, the competition kicked off at the beginning of August and has seen a total of 34 entrants battling it out for a coveted spot in the final. Two winners have gone through from each of the four heats, which means eight finalists will compete for top honours this Sunday.
They are: Dave Starke (Eshowe), Philip Moffett (Ballito), Gary Nixon (Durban North), David Greenham (Berea), Dani Nieuwoudt (Durban North), Mike Muya (Berea), Raven Rudolph (Queensburgh) and Jean Morrison (Morningside).
Up for grabs is a Washburn acoustic guitar and musical equipment worth R15000 courtesy of Tradelius Music Group, as well as a mastered live recording sponsored by The Audio Suite in Westville. In addition, the winner will get to perform alongside the likes of Chris Chameleon, Jeremy Loops, John Ellis, The Nomadic Orchestra, Andrew James and many other top artists at KZN's only acoustic music festival, White Mountain, which is coming up over the Heritage Day long weekend from September 21 to 24. (Visit for the full line-up.)
The finalists will each perform two original songs plus a cover of a song by an SA artist, and will be judged on technical ability, vocal ability, crowd response, song choice and stage presence.
Northwood Crusaders is situated at 10 Ranleigh Crescent in Durban North (opposite the Fairway Engen garage at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway) and has plenty of secure parking. Come along and enjoy a great afternoon out, plus the opportunity to get behind your favourite contestants.