Canadian band Sons of Revelry has been chosen as the winner of the 2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands. As the grand prize winner, Sons of Revelry has earned a coveted spot on the 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, and other prizes (listed below).

Check out a video clip of Sons of Revelry performing on the Ernie Ball Stage and being interviewed at the August 20 Toronto date of the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival here:

Brantford, Ontario’s Sons of Revelry was one of 23 local market finalists from this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival that was evaluated by a panel of music industry professionals and artists including Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Duff McKagan (Walking Papers/founding member of GNR and Velvet Revolver), Baumgardner and music industry jack-of-all-trades Jesse Cannon (author of Get More Fans: A DIY Guide to the New Music Business).

“This experience has been life-changing! We are truly honored to be selected for this epic prize,” says Sons of Revelry. “The chance to work with a legend like Jay Baumgardner is something that any musician would go to the end of the Earth to get. Playing on that stage at the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival was a truly amazing life moment for all of us. Thanks to everyone at UPROAR and Ernie Ball. It’s now just the beginning.”

“Ernie Ball is excited to give Sons of Revelry the opportunity to reach their dreams,” said Brian Ball, vice president of Ernie Ball.  “As we’ve seen with Mindset Evolution and the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, the Ernie Ball UPROAR Battle of the Bands is a tremendous way for bands to record with a legendary producer and tour with rock’s biggest bands.”

“Sons of Revelry have a distinct and fresh sound that really stood out from the other bands participating in the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands,” said Baumgardner. “I look forward to working with them in the studio and helping to develop their sound.”

The grand prize package for the 2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands winner includes:

  • A coveted spot to play live on the entire 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
  • Record an EP with legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner at world-famous NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood
  • A record deal
  • $10,000 worth of music gear
  • Professional photo shoot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson (
  • Exclusive editorial feature in Revolver magazine
  • A feature on
  • National radio exposure on hardDriveRadio (syndicated to 110 stations in the US)
  • One year supply of Ernie Ball Strings
  • One year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink

Learn more about Sons of Revelry at: and


The fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival toured North America from August 9 through September 15, featuring a stellar lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent. The Zippo Encore Festival Stage, hosted performances from Walking Papers (with Duff McKagan), Middle Class RutNew PoliticsDanko Jones, as well as 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands winner Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and this year’s local Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands winners for each market. The COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage featured performances from breaking talent including The Dead DaisiesBeware of Darkness and Charming Liars.

About Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is produced by John Reese and John Oakes of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), CAA’s Darryl Eaton and Ryan Harlacher and Live Nation’s Perry Lavoisne. SGE is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.

About Ernie Ball

In 1962, veteran player and teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. In addition to hand crafting high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 110 countries worldwide. The family-run company maintains its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging which hermetically seals guitar strings keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the Golden Pick promotion featuring Slash and Eric Clapton, and the world’s largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play on multiple tours and win tons of prizes. Visit them online at and


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