Since 1988 the Smokefreerockquest's nationwide talent competition has been a rite of passage for school-age musicians, offering substantial cash prizes and the promise of a short-cut to global (or at least local) fame. In this TV special Hugh Sundae meets the class of 2000, including Nesian Mystik, Evermore (then the youngest band ever to compete at the finals) and future members of Die! Die! Die! in Dunedin art-rockers Carriage H. True to the period, there's also plenty of squeaky nu-metal riffs and liberally-applied Dax Wax.
Please keep your comments relevant to this title. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
No one has commented yet. Go on, be the first!
Television, 2005 (Excerpts)
Doco on the now-famous Rockquest finalists
Television, 2001 (Full Length)
Also features Jon from Evermore
Television, 2001 (Excerpts)
Another famous Rockquest finalist
Music Video, 2010
Ex-members of finalists Carriage H
Television, 1974 (Full Length)
An earlier example of NZ talent quests
Television, 1999 (Full Length)
Another route to NZ pop stardom
Television, 2004 (Excerpts)
Hosted by Hugh Sundae
Music Video, 2004
Evermore music video