Penticton based band, The Daybeats, caught the judges attention to win round three of Rock The Peach battle of the bands competition held at the Barking Parrot on Thursday night.
Thefive piece original band plays a cool mixture of funk and alternative-rock. The Daybeats say they have soulful harmonies and riffs that will move the audience and keep the dance floors bouncing. Two female and one male vocalist join groovy slap riffs on the six-string bass with Floyd-like guitar tones and methodical rhythms.
The Daybeats have opened for the Tragically Hip, Lee Aaron and Tupelo Honey. Members include Dan Bouchard (vocals/guitar), Ashley Bjorndal (vocals), Mandy Cole (vocals), Ty Surowski (bass) and Adam Levant (drums).
The band will join The Malibu Knights and The Flu for the grand finale on Friday, April 6 starting at 8 p.m. at the Barking Parrot to compete against one another to find out who will be crowned the battle of the bands winner. The winner gets to play the opening night of Rock The Peach, a three-day music festival being held this summer in Penticton.