If you couldn’t experience the excitement of Make A Band Famous live and in person (or through the livestream), then we’ve got the next best thing -a full photographic journey through the day! Watch what happens when bands battle it out for the once-in-a-lifetime shot at fame. Fancy Reagan, Chris Ayer, and Malato Music sang their hearts to earn the grand prize of a Republic Records deal and extended You Oughta Know campaign on VH1, but the winners were anyone with ears!
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The Northside Festival kicked off in Brooklyn earlier this week covering the best in new Film, Innovation and Music. VH1 and Palladia are teaming up to host four nights of live music for the festival. The first two nights were Thursday and Friday, hosted at Williamsburg’s famous venue The Knitting Factory. On Thursday there were live performances by rising rock band out of the UK Syd Arthur, plus winning Make A Band Famous act Fancy Reagan and many others. Then on Friday, legendary music producer and new member of the VH1 family Linda Perry curated a special showcase featuring her own favorite emerging artists like Perfect Pussy, Shilpa Ray and more. Check out photos from both musical nights in our gallery above.
They might celebrate with sleep, and they might celebrate with a happy hour. Who’s to say? Right now, Make A Band Famous winner Fancy Reagan has the world at their feet, and we had an exclusive interview with the band as they told us about being on cloud nine, and what it’s like to taste instant fame!
After a long 24 hours of barely any sleep, numerous competitions, hard work, and slight delirium, Fancy Reagan has come out on top as the winners of VH1’s Make A Band Famous! Their celebratory performance truly showcased a star group in the making. We have no doubt that these guys are off to an amazing career -and will give other artists in the game a run for their money.
Bleachers took to the stage in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park yesterday, brightening up the otherwise gloomy and grey afternoon with an amped up hour-long set! Their long-awaited debut Strange Desire isn’t due to hit shelves until July 15th, but we were treated to a vibrant sneak peek from .fun guitarist Jack Antonoff‘s new musical project. The performance not only helped kick off this year’s Northside Music Festival, but was part of the finale for VH1’s Make A Band Famous!
24 talented bands battled it out for the last 24 hours to earn a shot at music stardom. But now the challenges and voting are over, and we’re thrilled to announce that Fancy Reagan have been crowned the winner of VH1’s Make A Band Famous! The group performed their aptly titled song “Almost Famous” earlier in the competition, and now it’s safe to say they’ve officially arrived. It’s as if they knew it all along! Coming out ahead of over 2,500 applicants, Fancy Reagan have scored a deal with Republic Records and an extended VH1 You Oughta Know campaign. Honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled for this electrifying band from New York City -even Ariana Grande gave them her Pop Queen Seal of Approval!
Make A Band Famous finalists Fancy Reagan perform The Black Crowes‘ “She Talks To Angels” using toy instruments in the Box Of Beats Challenge.
Since last night, musicians have been competing in VH1’s Make A Band Famous to win a recording contract with Republic Records in a series of challenges that pushed them outside their musical comfort zones. One of the coolest competitions so far was the “Box Of Beats Challenge” where the contestants were asked to cover a famous pop hit of yesteryear using only toy instruments and the most basic pieces of percussion. 24 bands started out and now only four are left; Tony Memmel, Malado!, Fancy Reagan and Chris Ayer. We already showed you celebrity judges Natasha Bedingfield, Bonnie McKee and MABF host Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects performing Pharrell’s “Happy” and now you can see the Box Of Beat Challenge performances from the final four. Read more…