Westport Youth Film Festival to stage Battle of the Bands
The Westport Youth Film Festival, a program sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, will stage a Battle of the Bands fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Two Boots of Bridgeport, 281 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.
The event will include performances by three teen groups -- Chillingsworth, Borrowed Glory and Cheeky -- and singer-songwriter Clay Garner competing for a spot to perform in the annual film festival in June at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre.
Chillingsworth is an indie pop/rock/funk band with influences such as the Interstellar Elevators, the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, and Jukebox the Ghost. Members include Steve Friedman, bass and vocals; Zach Malett, guitar and vocals; Malcolm McClintock, keyboard and bells; Josh "Funk Machine" Malett, drums; Heydar Ensha, sax and bells; and Rebecca Black, lead vocals.
Borrowed Glory is a rock band with influences such as Led Zeppelin, the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Santana. Members include Ryan Bigelow, guitars and lead and backing vocals; Cameron Swanson, bassinet, and Eli Chodock, drums and lead and backing vocals.
Cheeky is a two-woman band with Bryttany Cunningham on guitar and lead vocals and Charlotte Axthelm on guitar and vocals. Their sound falls under the realm of acoustic alternative with influences from the Beatles.
Garner, who writes music in both English and Mandarin, has gained international notoriety as a performer, according to a release from the festival.
There is a $10 minimum donation to the festival required for entry. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.westportartscenter.org or at the door.
WYFF is a program of the Westport Arts Center. For more information, search "Westport Youth Film Festival" on Facebook or contact Evan Neidich, by phone at 203-222-7070 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.