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MONSTERS OF rock Juliana Down and Moonshine battled it out last night at City Times’ Rock Nation event in a bid to be one of the bands to go on to the Mega Rock Nation in December.

By David Light

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Published: Mon 18 Aug 2008, 9:40 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:50 PM

Moonshine, fronted by the veteran rocker Ryan Moonshine, took to the stage first in the Touch nightclub at the Four Points Sheraton and warmed up the packed room a treat.

Their brand of melodious rock with some heavy electric guitar solos got the audience swaying as they played a multitude of their best known tracks. Supported by expert guitarists and a brilliant drummer, Ryan managed to capture the audience with songs he has written over the last ten years.

“It’s great to be here,” Ryan said. “I’d like to thank everyone who came and we hope to see them all soon.”

During the brief interval, an air guitar competition was held. Reluctant at first, crowd members soon came around and at once the stage was full of would be guitar legends strumming away to the Guns and Roses classic Sweet Child of Mine.

After a winner was found it was Juliana Down’s turn to impress. And impress they did. From the word go their heavier edge took the crowd by storm. Head banging, screaming, jumping and arm waving was all people could do as they enjoyed the local band play their own songs and an interesting take on the Oasis hit Wonderwall.

Front man Dia charmed the audience with his excellent vocals and on stage patter.

“We’d like to thank everyone who made this possible. We were very nervous but thanks for coming here with your ears to listen to us,” he said. As a result of Ramadan the next Rock Nation will now be held on October 5 at the same venue.

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