Brevard’s own “Serious Clark” band named finalist in online “Battle of the Bands!”

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North Carolina Band “Serious Clark” Named Finalist in Charter’s Center Stage Online Battle of the Bands

Charter assists finalists in preparing videos for final round of voting; Winner to kick off show featuring Panic! At the Disco, Fitz & The Tantrums, Plain White T’s.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 – A virtual battle of the bands will give one hometown band the opportunity to take “center stage” and open Charter Center Stage, a music festival featuring national acts Panic! At the Disco, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Plain White T’s. Charter Center Stage, an online battle of the bands competition, will culminate in an outdoor concert on October 15 at Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI, and be streamed live on Facebook®.

Serious Clark, a self-described folk rock fusion band from Brevard, NC, entered the contest by submitting a video of the band that was posted on Charter’s website for online fan voting. With streamed videos from more than 300 bands watched by nearly a half-million online fans across the country, Serious Clark garnered enough votes in the initial round of online voting to earn them a place as one of 11 finalists in Charter Center Stage online battle of the bands.

“We’re thankful to Charter for having this contest,” said Michael Babb, Serious Clark’s lead singer, songwriter, and guitar player. “We’re floored that we are representing our area.”  Babb said that Serious Clark has performed as a group for more than a year, with 2011 being a breakout year for the band. Among the venues that the group has played includes Western University, Tall Gary’s in Downtown Asheville, and most recently, the Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC.

Babb said that fans who voted for the band in Charter Center Stage should keep listening, and stay tuned for what’s next. “If I could figure out what makes us unique, I would put it in a bottle and sell it,” he said. “I just know how it feels. We are about real music.”  The Grand Prize winning band will receive a prize package valued at nearly $25,000, including a trip to the concert venue in October with rock star, VIP treatment and a musical equipment allowance.

The video and interview is available here:

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