Pips pip the rest in Rehab bands battle

Pips at Rehab. (Picture by Rainbow-Rice)
Pips at Rehab. (Picture by Rainbow-Rice)

It was a bit of a complicated voting system but at a packed Rehab nightclub, hot funk-rock band Pips eventually emerged as this year’s Harrogate Battle of the Band winners on Easter Sunday.

At various points, it seemed any one of the other three acts might succeed in this night of high quality local rock music expertly marshalled by Bottom of the Bottle’s DJ Trev.

But The Shades, Set Sails and Humble Scoundrel all fell by the wayside and Pips triumphed. Judges included the Harrogate Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers and Rufus Beckett of Friday Night Mix.